In recent years, the Faroe Islands has turned into a real foodie destination. Koks received two Michelin stars in 2019 and is no doubt attracting its fair share of foodie tourists, but there is also a good selection of really nice restaurants in Tórshavn, especially in the old part of the city. I have previously dined at Áarstova and Barbara, and the other day it was time to try Katrina Christiansen.
Katrina Christiansen is one of the restaurants at Hotel Hafnia in the heart of Tórshavn. The restaurant serves tapas-style modern Faroese food and you put together your meal from a selection of different dishes on the menu. I asked the staff and they recommended that I ordered 4-5 dishes, if I wanted a full meal. I was not very hungry, so I decided to order their fish platter instead. The content of the platter depends on the season, and when I was there, it included langoustine panna cotta, lumpfish roe and smoked salmon. The food was served with delicious warm bread and crispy fish skin. I was so busy scooping lumpfish roe from the plate and into my mouth that it took me quite a while to realize that I was chewing on fish skin and not just regular crisps, but it was surprisingly tasty and went well with the lumpfish roe.
When I’m dining out in the Faroe Islands, I always order fish and seafood, because everything they pull out from the sea just tastes amazing. Dining out in Tórshavn is expensive, but the fish platter at Katrina Christiansen was only 225 DKK, which is quite a bargain. For dessert I had a tiny serving of a foamy rhubarb dessert with meringue. It was tasty, but I think 85 DKK was rather steep. I hope they would consider adding more of that tasty foamy rhubarb stuff to the serving or maybe put together a dessert platter with small samples of different desserts?
Katrina Christiansen, Bringsnagøta 6, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands