While trend-conscious foodies wax lyrical about molecular gastronomy, a Swede in the very north of Norway is playing to his own tune, serving a quietly confident blend of classical French cuisine and local Norwegian food tradition. From locallyproduced meat to stockfish and fine wine, Brasserie 69N is bringing tried and tested food excellence back to Tromsø. His first food venture in Tromsø, Fiske – kompaniet, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in a couple of years, and it has been a great success. Today, Swede Anders Blomkvist, who arrived in Norway over two decades ago, has another lauded establishment under his belt: Brasserie 69N, “a loving symbiosis between classical French and Norwegian cuisine.”