Glad Mat festival 

Sabi sushi’s glad mat dish

This week there is a few food festivals going on in Stavanger. One og them is called Glad Mat, that litteraly translate to Happy Food. This has been going on for more than 10 years and it’s allways well attended. This year the first two days the weather was really on our side and the stedets of Stavanger was buzzing with life.

Glad mat in the colour street
There are a lot of restrants and caterers that has a stand at this festival and they sell their food and drinks. All of them has to have a small dish for a set price of 30 kr (3€) so that you can taste food from different places. 

Lervig one of the local breweries at the festival

One of the largest stands is a beer tent where many small and larger breweries brings a lot of interesting beers. You buy a glass and tokens when you enter and take your glass around and try the beers you want. We tried many good and interesting ones last night and will try a few more today.

21 thoughts on “Glad Mat festival 

  1. I like the translation – Happy Food. It sounds like such a lively festival, and hope those beers hit the spot, and the other ones you tried later also tasted great. I don’t drink beer because my body can’t handle it, but it sounds like a great drink for a lazy weekend 🙂

    1. It is and most of the beers tried was very tasty. We made sure we didn’t try to many because we didn’t want to ruin today. Hope your weekend is treating you well.

    1. The sweet and sour pulled duck was awsome, the pineapple habanero sorbet and assorted cured meat with the beer is some of the nice things I tried.

  2. What a great way to spend the weekend! Good food, friends and free flowing beer for a small price. I love the idea of tasting samples. Some beer has better flavor to me than others. And it’s more fun if you have the party atmosphere of the festival. Looks like the weather held out for you too. Enjoy.

    1. The weather has been mostly good! Tasting different beers is quite interesting, you get to find new favourits and also taste beer that is normaly not easy to find. The weekend is very good to me. Hope the same is true for you.

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