From the 23rd September until the 28th New York’s West Village will be transformed into a Scandinavian festival celebrating all things Nordic. With the recent popularity and fame of Scandinavian cuisine taking the world by storm, New York will now be able to have a piece of the pie with the Nordic Food Festival.
With a line up spanning the whole of Scandinavia, each day is dedicated to a country of the region. Kicking off in Norway, then Sweden, moving onto Finland, Iceland and then finally heading to Denmark, where the celebrations will come to a close with a one-night only collaborative dinner with three top Michelin starred-chefs.
The dinner includes two powerhouses of the New York restaurant scene,, the Swedish founder of the Michelin starred and much praised ASKA, and Mads Refslund, Executive Chef at ACME and previously the co-founder of Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen. They will also be joined by; Daniel Burns the Michelin star chef of Nordic restaurant, Luksus, in Greenpoint. The chefs will create a unique menu especially for the occasion, which will explore their Nordic heritage and flavours at the exclusive dinner.
Other highlights from the NORTH gastronomic extravaganza include chocolate making masterclasses at FIKA with artisan master chocolatier, Håkan Mårtensson, an authentic Swedish Crayfish Party with all the traditional trimmings of aquavit, sing-alongs, a pop-up gourmet dinner showcasing the innovative cuisine of Michelin-starred restaurant Volt of Stockholm. The city’s rich cultural history will be presented in edible form at this intimate one-night-only dinner with dishes accompanied by Rekorderlig Cider. Other events include Finnish street food from Chef Richard McCormick, one of the driving forces behind street food in Helsinki and the Nordic Region, talks with some of the greatest food leaders of Northern Europe and New York City about what’s next for Nordic cuisine. NORTH Talks will explore trends and Nordic cuisine’s role in the changing culinary landscape.
With plenty of fun and choice for all the family, as well as one-off exclusive events from Michelin greats, this Nordic food festival really is a must.
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