Lonely Planet Writer

Norwegian scoops world's top culinary prize

Chef's battle it out in Lyon France.
Chef’s battle it out in Lyon France. Image by Dennis Jarvis / CC BY-SA 2.0

A Norwegian chef has won the Bocuse d’Or, the world’s most prestigious award for culinary art. Ørjan Johannessen, who works at Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri, in Austevoll, southwestern Norway, demonstrated his talent over five hours and in front of a panel of expert judges, as well as an audience of 2500 food critics and writers in Lyon, France. The chefs were tasked with preparing dishes with guinea fowl and fario trout. Read more: thelocal.de