The Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin menu at Vingen Bar
Vingen Bar is the haute café at the far end of the Astrup Fearnley Museum with a gorgeous view of the Oslo Fjord. As we all know. The interior is very Scandi-Contemporary. Round shapes, big windows, soothing wood, dignified stone. Chic-beige/grey colors and tableware from that trending store. The café serves a new menu to every new show – in touch with the art. Now you can have VingWings, WTFish and max cheese, among others, in the spirit of Los Angeles. We couldn’t see any quinoa though, but they do have salads on the side. Here’s what we ate:
Meat gets in your teeth
I got the sticky ribs: glazed lamb spare ribs, served with pumpkin hummus and nordic-something. To drink: Ringnes øl. I don’t think I’ve ever had lamb in LA, but that’s OK. It was good! The glaze was sweet and sour. The pomegranates were most pleasant and very refreshing. Good texture on the hummus I’d say, and the combination with the wild-life taste of lamb was clever. I only wish they had had more salad on top, in the end I was eating nothing but meat. I did get a coleslaw side however, but that was a letdown. Too runny, too much mayonnaise/sour cream/whatever. I wish the cabbage was crispier, and I would opt for less capers. Side dish aside, I roll a five.
#sea crusty/trust fund punk
I had the WTFish: cured trout tartar. To drink: diet coke. Good, kind of small. But actually enough. (Really sweet dressing!) The colors were vibrant. The flavor was really sophisticated and I don’t mean that in a good way. Nice foamy chips. Seaweed chunks sprinkled on top was a fun surprise. I had bread as a side and I was waiting for the guy to bring butter, but no, you buy butter as another side(!). All in all, I roll four.