A foretaste of IDDIS

IDDIS Café & Brasserie in Old Stavanger is open this summer

Our new museum pearl in Old Stavanger, IDDIS the Norwegian Printing Museum and the Norwegian Canning Museum, were to open on Saturday, 8 May, but are unfortunately unable to open until the autumn. COVID-19 has affected us in so many ways, so also the construction of these unique museum facilities. Exhibition elements, interior furnishings and inventory are produced in Estonia, and the team that was to deliver and mount the exhibitions came only as far as the national border.

All the more pleasant, then, is to be able to offer a foretaste, in the actual sense, of the good things to come. We opened the museum café IDDIS café & brasserie to the public on Saturday, 19 June. This long-awaited meeting place in the heart of Old Stavanger has an absolutely unique atmosphere. Here visitors can enjoy a delicious meal, a cup of coffee or other beverages in historical surroundings with modern facilities. Here you will find appetizing food with a local touch.

IDDIS Café & Brasserie is managed by Christophe O. Samijn and Annelin Boman. They also manage the restaurant at Det Stavangerske Klubselskab, Huset i Kleivå, which has become one of Stavanger’s most popular dinner-party venues. Christophe O. Samijn, Annelin Boman and their culinary team are genuinely concerned that guests have as good an experience as possible.

Several events will be held in the café this summer. It will also be a key component in Norway’s largest food festival ‘Gladmat’. We must of course start using the new, beautiful urban space midway on the cultural axis running from the centre of town to Bjergsted.

Christophe O. Samijn and Annelin Boman. Photo: Line Owren.