We want to take RE-NAA further, renew ourselves and keep evolving. Our aim is always to play a part in the gastronomic development and participate amongst the best restaurants in Europe. The move won’t change our number of seats, but we’ll get a bigger kitchen, a new development and research kitchen, and a beautiful bar. We’ll be able to accommodate our guests even better, and get an opportunity to raise the overall guest experience to an even higher level.
The new venue will be in the new Eilert Smith Hotel which opens in Nordbøgata 8, a newly renovated functionalism building from 1937. The building was originally designed by Stavanger architect Eilert Smith. The large windows, the beautiful facade and the view of the harbour were important factors when we decided to move. The renewal designs of architect Trodahl were also tempting. The new RE-NAA premises are tailored to us and will make it a pleasure to be both a guest and an employee.
Moving RE-NAA, already starred in Guide Michelin, is both a bit scary and potentially risky. We are now at a level where our performance is measured every day. But the move gives me fresh opportunities to further my creativity and spontaneity – and both my wife Torill and I believe that the next step forward, after 9 years with our restaurants gathered under the same roof, is to create brand new experiences – not only for our guests, but also to further evolve ourselves and our brilliant employees at RE-NAA.
So when this opportunity presented itself, we just had to take it.
The last opening day of RE-NAA in Breitorget will be December 22, 2018