A chocolate Christmas at Oslo’s Sommerro Hotel

Pasty chef inspired by a beloved classic Christmas film

Sommerro Hotel

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This years’ chocolate display at the Sommerro Hotel in Oslo was inspired by the classic film Tre nøtter til Askepott.

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As the festive season has unfolded, Sommerro’s pastry chefs have been proud to present the hotel’s annual chocolate display, inspired by the timeless Norwegian film classic Tre nøtter til AskepottThree Wishes  for Cinderella—consisting of 132 lbs. of Valhrona chocolate.

“In our search for inspiration, we delved into Norwegian Christmas traditions. Among the countless customs, there was one that stood out: a timeless film that has become synonymous with Christmas in Norway. Tre nøtter til Askepott has captured the hearts of Norwegians through the generations, and has become an indispensable part of Christmas since it was first shown on NRK in 1975,” said Jared Jiann Lih Chuah, executive pastry chef at Sommerro.

Jared and his pastry team at Sommerro spent two weeks making the chocolate display, which consists of 108 nuts in different shapes: three nuts for every showing of the film on NRK since 1975.

The display is found in the lobby of the Sommerro leading into the Expedition Hall.

For those who have fond memories of the iconic film, the chocolate display at Sommerro promises an irresistible wave of nostalgia. Sommerro looks forward to bringing the enchanting spirit of Tre nøtter til Askepott to life for guests and visitors throughout the holiday season.

Tre nøtter til Askepott


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Astrid Smeplass and Cengiz Al star in the 2021 Norwegian remake of the classic film Tre nøtter til Askepott.

Tre nøtter til AskepottThree wishes for Cinderella—is the  fairy-tale story of a beautiful heroine who battles against her evil stepmother for her dream of meeting the handsome prince. The Norwegian version of the German-Czech film that has aired on NRK since 1975 was released in 2021. Set in a breath-taking Norwegian winter landscape, the film starred Astrid Semplass as Askepott and Cengiz Al as the prince. Read John Smistad’s review in The Norwegian American.

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