Iris is a unique restaurant hovering offshore in Norway’s Hardanger Fjord. The massive art installation, an orb called the Salmon Eye, resembles glittering fish scales.
Danish chef Anika Madsen uses the dishes at Iris to bring various global food system issues to light, and the presentations shown to guests showcase sustainability practices.
An 18-course culinary adventure begins in Rosendal, where guests sail to the island of Snilstveitøy and are welcomed with hors d'oeuvres at chef Anika Madsen's boathouse.
Boats then ferry visitors to the Salmon Eye. They’re first led into an underwater visual performance, then to the Iris' dining room, which has a panoramic view of the landscape.
The Menu includes "Rocky Roe Palthæsta,” smoked cod roe, kohlrabi, salted dried scallop roe, and “Weeds of the Sea,” Norwegian cuttlefish tagliatelle with dashi-butter sauce.
Reservations for Iris are booked months in advance. Tickets for February, March, and April 2024 expeditions will be released on December 1, 2023.