Molière Bergen Reviews
A wonderful chocolaterie and wine bar Aug 05, 2013
After a nice lunch we wanted a coffee and something sweet, but not at the restaurant where we had eaten. Our choice fell on Molière. This is a real chocolaterie which serves handmade chocolate, confectionery, delicious pasteries and lunch as well as small dishes.
Molière is located in a small old wooden house across the street from the theatre, Den Nationale Scene, which is the oldest permanent theatre in Norway, and the chocolaterie is named after the French 1600-century playwright Jean-Baptiste Molière. The interior has a classic profile and the lounge has old theater photos on the walls. The music is subdued, with classical music during the day and jazz at night. There are outdoor areas both in the front and in the rear. Both are equipped with warm blankets for all kinds of weather.
Molière´s pastry (Cognac-truffles cake, Strawberry tartelets, Sacher Torte, Tiramisu, Milk chocolate mousse, White chocolate mousse with raspberry Pannacotta,) is just to die for. After our big lunch I was able to behave myself and only chose a pice of their heavenly confectionery. We ended up trying the Rosé pepper and lime chocolate and the Champagne truffles chocolate. Both being excellent. They also have an extensive coffee menu to choose from.
Molière makes freshly baked baguetes, ciabatta and dark bread every day. They are served with ham and cheese, egg and tomatos, shrimps, salmon or chicken breast. Also on the menu are salads, pies, quiche and omelets. If you want something small you can share the cheese platter with a combination of Norwegian and French cheese garnished with honey and nuts or the combi platter with serrano ham and parma ham as well as 3 different cheese.
Molière is also a wine bar. Here you can taste selected wines and fresh handmade chocolates. They recommend that you choose the wine first, then the chocolate that fits the wine. You can choose from red wine, dessert wine, sherry and port, white wine and champagne as well as cognac, Armagnac and calvados, grappa and dark Caribbean room.
I will absolutely come back to Molière. The atmosphere is nice and the staff friendly, helpfull and very knowledgeable. I can warmly recommend it.
NEW UPDATE: Molière has changed it's name to Amarone and has moved to a more trendy part of town. Today, 5th of August 2013, I passed this restaurant in its new location. It hadn't opened yet when I passed it, but I must admit that it lacked the old atmosphere. Maybe it's better when there are lights on and people there.
Opening hours are from 12 pm Monday-Saturday and from 1 pm on Sundays.
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