The Ambassador of Norway, Wegger Chr. Strommen, and his wife, the Rev. Dr. Cecilie Strommen, have long been known in Washington for their elegant dining, but at an intimate farewell to Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki and Mrs. Fujisaki, the Norwegian dynamic duo outdid themselves. Guests were treated to a six-course opus of the oven orchestrated by Chef Simon Liestøl Idsø. The meal was not without a bit of theater, as Chef Idsø and Ambassador Strommen took turns regaling guests with stories of the many and varied foods on their plates and an international array of wines in their glasses.
Contributed by IFE Fellows: Joanne Ke and George Zaidan