"My goal here at Michaels is for the guests to be satisfied, and for those of us who work here to have a good time. Michaels is intended to be a restaurant that anyone can go to. It should not only be for Oslo's exclusive west side, but for the whole city. Guests should come here to have a fantastic experience in the form of delicious food and drink. And they should love a good party," says Øyvind.
However, he still often travels for inspiration, including heading back to Barcelona and the world's best tapas restaurants.
Campeonato Mundial de Tapas
"As a chef, you are never finished your education. I love Barcelona and I go there a couple of times a year. I simply must. I was there last summer, when I went to the most authentic tapas places."
Which ones are they, then?
"Cal Pep is one of my favourites. It is the most authentic, along with Bar Canete and Boca Grande," says the chef.
Cal Pep has been recognised as one of the world's best restaurants for three decades, while Bar Canete is known for being a regular haunt of Lionel Messi and the other Barca stars. Bar Canete has a coveted chambre séparée that you have to pass through the frenetic kitchen to reach.
"Can you get a table whenever you want, then?"
"I've got an email signature that says Copa del Monde de Tapa 2017. That makes it a little easier to get a table," laughs the star chef.