Within Scandinavia foraging, local sourcing, and finding only the best quality ingredients have become almost as important as cooking. Its most acclaimed chefs have adopted this approach with much success, and are influencing cuisine around the globe. Here are some dream Scandinavian restaurants around the world:
1. Aquavit, New York
This one-Michelin starred restaurant delivers exquisite seasonal Nordic fare with a view! Located in Park Avenue Tower, Midtown, lunchtimes offer more traditional choices, whilst dinner is a la carte or a tasting menu of modern fare.
2. Aska, Brooklyn
Newly awarded a Michelin star, Chef Fredrik Berselius has a philosophy of respect for nature, creativity and dedication. All produce is hand selected, seafood sustainable, animals humanely-raised. Great video below shows Aska’s philosophy.
3. Texture, London
Texture is a Michelin starred restaurant and Champagne bar with Scandinavian influences. The menu combines excellent British produce with ingredients from chef Agnar Sverrisson’s native Iceland.
4. Noma, Copenhagen
Run by chef René Redzepi, this two-Michelin starred restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of Nordic Cuisine, influenced by molecular gastronomy.
5. Paustian, Copenhagen
Nordic fusion cuisine served within the Paustian furniture showroom (designed in 1987 by Jørn Utzon of Sydney Opera House fame).
6. Fäviken Magasinet, Jämtland
Jämtland is a designated UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Chef Magnus Nilsson cooks only what is grown, foraged and shot locally.
7. Mathias Dahlgren, Stockholm
Chef Dahlgren’s restaurant is housed in style within the Stockholm Grand Hôtel. Dahlgren is best known internationally as the first Swedish chef to win the Bocuse d’Or award in 1997.
8. Daniel Berlin Krog, Skåne Tranås
Dining here is a lesson in local provenance and sustainability. The chef’s mother tends the vegetable garden, and his father is in charge of the cheese platter. Only local and seasonal specialities are served.
9. Maaemo, Oslo
In March 2012 it was awarded two stars in the Michelin Guide, the first time a Nordic restaurant has been awarded two stars in its first mention.
10. Bagatelle, Oslo
Luxurious dining with an emphasis on fish such as such as herring, cod, halibut and king crab.
Hope its got you hungry too try Scandinavian Food!!!
The Team at Cimmermann
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