The Danish chef Esben Holmboe Bang made a huge splash when he opened this modern Nordic restaurant, now with two Michelin stars, near the Oslo Opera House in 2010. And the accolades keep coming. Almost everything Maaemo (old Norse for “mother earth”) serves is organic and wild-sourced, with some of the herbs and mushrooms on the menu even foraged in forests fringing the city. Wild Norwegian game such as reindeer and grouse featured on the nine-course menus, and are as tempting as seafood like skrei (migratory cod) and monkfish. Book well in advance.