Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Norwegian in Rockford, IL: Lunching It With a Nordic Twist

The Norwegian in Rockford, IL: Lunching It With a Nordic Twist
The Norwegian in Rockford, Illinois Highlights Nordic Flavors and Locally Sourced Products

The Norwegian in Rockford, Illinois was certainly hopping on our recent visit this summer and we would soon see why. If you have been following this blog for awhile, you do know that we have an affinity for all things Nordic. So, when a reader informed me about The Norwegian I knew we would have to visit. The menu at The Norwegian features Nordic favorites such as smørrebrød, frikadeller, pickled herring and more as well as brunch and lunch favorites. Plus, The Norwegian sources locally. Such a great place to explore food:


Potato Flight? Sign Me Up!

The Norwegian does prepare a variety of boards. However, I immediately eyed the potato board. What isn't to love about potatoes three ways? Our board delighted us with a potato croquette, fresh chips and a take on scalloped potatoes. We enjoyed each but the croquette was easily our favorite!

Yum! Yum! Potatoes Three Way at The Norwegian in Rockford, Illinois.
Yum! Yum! Potatoes Three Way!
Sandwiches All Around

For our main entrees, we each opted for sandwiches -- well, I had a wrap. I went with the Salmon Salad Wrap which was incredible. It was HUGE and I almost ate the whole the thing, it was that delicious. I did not realize upon ordering that it came with fries. However, it did and they were heavenly.

 Delicious Salmon Salad Wrap and Fries at The Norwegian in Rockford, Illinois
Delicious Salmon Salad Wrap and Fries!
My daughter's favorite, Croque Madame, jumped out to her from the menu. While the menu is Nordic influenced, you can also appreciate a range of brunch and lunch comforts.

Croque Madame is a fabulous comfort food for brunch or lunch!
Croque Madame is a fabulous comfort food for brunch or lunch!
My husband went for the Frikadeller Melt which included a smashed Danish meatball topped with a lingonberry barbecue sauce, caramelized onion aioli, Jarlesberg and house pickles on Great Harvest light rye. The delicious Frikadeller came with a generous helping of fresh fries! Another great sandwich!

Frikadeller Melt and healthy side of fries at The Norwegian in Rockford, Illinois
Frikadeller Melt and healthy side of fries!
Adorable Children's Play Area

Lovely kids area at The Norwegian
Play time!
I love, love, love that The Norwegian has a play area with lovely Norwegian houses! The Norwegian is a great spot for family!

We really loved our meal at The Norwegian. We could immediately tell that heart and soul that went into our meals. Everything was so well prepared. Plus, we love The Norwegian's commitment to community including sourcing from locally made products. We would love to return to check out one of The Norwegian's live music events as well and explore more food! The Norwegian is such a happy discovery, we can't wait to return!


The Norwegian in Rockford, IL: Lunching It With a Nordic Twist


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