The Norwegian chef Geir Skeie has won the gourmet contest Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France. The 28-year-old chef at Restaurant Mathuset in Sandefjord is the fourth Norwegian chef to win the prestigious contest.
Skeie won wih his creation of dishes based on Norweian fresh cod with King Scallops and wild prawns for the fish dish and Angus Aberdeen Beef for the meat dish.
In addition to the Bocuse d'Or Trophy Skeie was also presented with Euro 20,000 in prize money.
Jonas Lundgreen representing Sweden won the Silver Trophy, and Phillippe Mille from France won the Bronze Trophy.
-A dream has become reality, said an overwhelmed Skeie after the victory was secured.
Skeie said he had decided to one day win the trophy himself when he saw on TV Norwegian chef Bent Stiansen win the contest in 1993. He revealed that he had polished details of the recipe every day for two years.
- Just this very dish I shall never make again, the Fitjar native vowed when it was all over.