"I have two children, and for me it was absolutely the right choice to raise them up here in the north. I first lived in Oslo for a few years. But being up here in nature and the mountains is much better for the kids. And for me."
Arresten: a historic eatery
Arresten is a legendary and historic restaurant in Andenes. As the name indicates (arresten is Norwegian for jail), the eatery is housed in an old prison. Here, you will find 150-year-old cell doors and wrought iron bars that once kept the prisoners confined.
At that time, only water and bread were served on these premises. Today, Liam is preparing a real feast for us, based on salmon from Andfjord Salmon.
"Today I'm going to prepare a dish where we bake the salmon together with maple syrup, soy sauce, and Dijon mustard. We sauté it with amandine potatoes, asparagus, pumpkin, and Romanesco. We then add some shallots and parsley," the chef says.
The staff at Arresten are used to having busy days.
Northern lights and whale watching
"It's full throttle here in the summer. Then it calms down and there’s a slower pace during the autumn. But then winter and the northern lights come in full force, and things pick up again. And, of course, you have whale watching all year round," Liam explains.