Maaemo is Oslo’s ground-breaking two Michelin starred restaurant. It first opened its doors in December 2010 and is run and co-owned by Danish Head Chef Esben Holmboe Bang and Sommelier Pontus Dahlström from Finland.
Maaemo – an old Finnish word meaning “Mother Earth” – is focused on creating a narrative around the clean, bright flavours of Norway. The produce used at Maaemo is entirely organic, biodynamic, or wild. Maaemo builds around its local produce driven cuisine with a focus on reflecting the changing seasons and the raw nature of Norway.
Maaemo has won accolades from food critics around the world. In 2012, just 15 months after opening, Maaemo was awarded two Michelin stars in its first ever mention in the prestigious guide, becoming the first, and only, restaurant in the Nordics to do so. Maaemo was also listed among the top 100 restaurants in the world at the 2015 World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards and Esben was listed in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Chefs in the World in 2013.