Polar Jazz Concert with Øystein Greni In february 2017 we again had a concert at Gruvelageret during the Polar Jazz Festival; the Norwegian singer Øystein Greni entertained over 100 guests. Greni is known from the Norwegian band BigBang and has been very influential in Norwegian rock. The guests walked up to Gruvelageret with flaming torches lighting up the road in the dark. Greni gave us a beautiful intimate concert that was heartfelt, charming and mesmerizing.
2019-01-07T16:27:27+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|
Pop up dinner October 14-15 After almost a year planning, finally with could great Robert Sandberg and Sebastian Lopez when they arrived Longyearbyen for our pop up-dinner the weekend October 14-15. Both have experience from several Michelin-star restaurant such as Maaemo and Frantzen. Robert Sandberg came directly from Greece where he had won Junior-VM: Young Chef of the Year. It was an amazing and valuable experience for the kitchen to cooperate with two so talented Chefs and the guests had an experience out of the ordinary with exciting flavors and an exquisite menu. We wish Robert Sandberg and Sebastian Lopez all the best for future events and hope to see them back in Longyearbyen some other time. [...]
2019-01-07T16:29:57+00:00 December 19th, 2016|
Polarjazz 2018 With Ida Jenshus We were so Lucky to have the amazing pop artist Ida Jenshus for the jazz festival 2018 at Gruvelageret. As usual the audience walked With torches from Huset and up to us. Ida did a great concert and managed to make a very Nice athmosphere. After Three years Cooperation With the Polarjazz festival we are proud to say that this is turned in to a tradition and we can not wait for next year.
2019-01-07T16:32:40+00:00 December 15th, 2016|
Arrival of the Fossil Hunters! Norway most prominent paleontologist, Jørn Hurum, has been 11 summers at Svalbard digging up dinosaur fossils. At the return of his 11th season he visited us at Gruvelageret, doing a lecture about their project and showed pictures from the latest season not yet released. Gruvelageret was sold out days in advance, and after the lecture we served a three course dinner and held the bar open till 03.00. We even had a guest Chef; our own owner Steve entered the kitchen for the occasion!
Expanding the Kitchen Into Mine 3 This season we cooperated with Basecamp Spitsbergen on catering at the location of the old mine number 3, a mine that was in use in Longyearbyen until 1996. Here we catered lunches and several course dinners for groups up till a 100 guests! Since we always love to show guests the coal mining history of Svalbard combined with a good meal, what better place to expand the kitchen to?
Polar Jazz Concert with Numa Edema Great concert at Gruvelageret during the Polar Jazz Festival; the Norwegian folk/soul singer Numa Edema entertained over 100 guests. They had walked up to Gruvelageret with flaming torches lighting up the road in the dark, since it is no sunlight in the beginning of February in Longyearbyen. The concert was warm, heartfelt and Numas voice suited Gruvelageret in a way which we will always remember.