Fram Museum Oslo

A dinner to remember

Here is a quick look at the menu from this past weekends Amundsen Memorial Lecture. The dinner was a recreation of a dinner from 1896, held in honor of Fridtjof Nansen’s return from the Fram expedition. The same music was performed, the same speeches (recreated extremely well by various volunteers from the audience) and the same courses and similar wines were served.

Have a look and remember that it is possible to book a place for the 2022 Amundsen Memorial Lectures! (The historical menu for 2022 has not yet been chosen and may differ from this one).

Geologist and university dean Waldemar Christofer Brøgger

Felix Mendelsohn – Op. 74 – Athalie Ouverture

Creamy Chicken Soup
served with chicken confit, carrot and celery brunoise
D’Oliveiras Reserva Mavlazia Madeira 1895

Dr. Ramm, Tromsø speaks
frequently interrupted by lively contributors

Deputy Mayor Mr. C. Nielsen, Trondheim
frequently interrupted by applause

Johan Svendsen – Op. 22 – Norwegian Rhapsody no. 4

Butter Poached Turbot
served with brown butter, capers, shalotts, parsley and lemon zest
Ch. Fuissé Pouilly-Fuissé Tête de Cuvée

Mayor Christian Michelsen, Bergen
The speech, repeatedly interrupted by cheers and bravos,
was immediately followed by roaring applause, cheers and fanfares

Richard Wagner – Act 3 Prelude from the opera ‘Lohengrin’

Tournedos Rosini
served on toast with black truffle and red wine sauce
Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Gamay Les Deux Terres 

Botanist and museum director Jørgen Brunchorst, Bergen
The Long Live cheers for Nansen were roaring, joyous

   Rikard Nordraak – Kaare’s Song from ‘Sigurd Slembe’

Compressed Cantaloupe-melon
Delorme Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc de Noirs Brut

Nansen stepped forward, amid enormous cheers, and said:

Fridtjof Nansen’s speech
   The speech was received by endless cheering

Knut Glomsaas – General Øvergaard-March

Quail Breast and Confit of Quail
served with bacon, champignon, herb salad and red wine sauce
Thibault Liger-Belair Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Le Clos du Prieuré

Composer Edward Grieg stepped forward under thunderous applause
and gave the following speech:

Edward Grieg speaks

Then of course, the national anthem ‘Ja, vi elsker’
And the strains of the anthem swelled,
proud and mighty, from the tightly packed crowd

Sing-along – The National Anthem ‘Ja vi elsker’

Deeply moved, Nansen stepped up and spoke:
Fridtjof Nansen speaks

Ernest Bucalossi – La Gitana (waltz)

Vanilla and Cherry Ice Cream
Hattingley Valley Rosé

Member of parliament Jørgen Løvland, Kristiansand:
Løvland’s speech

Ruggero Leoncavallo – Pagliacci: Intermezzo

Chocolate Nemesis with Blackberries
Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage

Chocolate Confections and Toffee