Hotel Bristol is the best place in Oslo to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. And this is not a secret, every Oslo residents know it. This is why it can be very difficult to get a table. In December, it’s even mission impossible if you don’t reserved weeks in advance.
|The Winter Garden|
|The Library bar|
Once seated, you will be asked what you want to drink and there is only one answer you can give: hot chocolate!
Normally, I’m not that directive but you really have to try the hot chocolate or you will really miss something.
Indeed, it´s the best that I’ve ever tasted. Thick but not too thick, strong in flavours but not too strong. In one word: PERFECT!
I like the fact that it comes in a big pot, which contains approximately 3 cups per person.
I appreciated that the cream comes aside. Most of the time, I don´t add cream but sometimes I just want a little dash to finish a cup.
If you also want something to eat, you will have to help youserlf at the (mini) buffet. Every day, there is a selection of fresh open sandwiches, light meals and cakes.
We normally come in the afternoon and I take a cake to acccompany my hot chocolate.
But today, the only table we could have was at 12:00 am. Therefore, I chose an open sanwich with an option for a cake if I was still hungry.
Open sandwishes, or smørbrød in Norwegian, are very popular all over Norway.
Literraly, “smør” means butter and “brød” means bread. So don´t be surprised to find butter on almost every smørbrød!
For example, today, I took a gravlaks smørbrød. Salmon being already fat, I don´t think that butter is a necessity but is was served on a buttered bread. It was excellent nonetheless. The presentation was amazing. Obviously, I was full when I fisnished it and couldn´t take a dessert.