Aska vs. Maaemo – New York Goes Oslo – Sold Out
A Nordic-inspired celebration of local, organically-sourced ingredients at the highly-acclaimed Williamsburg hot spot, Aska.
By Hannah Keyser
At Aska, Swedish-born Chef Fredrik Berselius, an alumnus of such storied New York institutions as Aquavit and Per Se, merges the New Nordic food movement with the hip Williamsburg scene. The result has been wildly popular and celebrated — most recently earning a spot on Bon Appetit’s list of “The Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America”. The 24-seat restaurant, which opened this past winter in the same art gallery space where Berselius had been operating the pop-up restaurant Frej, boasts a hyper-seasonal and hyper-local inventive take on Scandinavian food.
For two nights in early October, Breselius will be joined in Aska’s kitchen by Chef Esben Holmboe Bang from Norway as part of Honest Cooking’s NORTH Festival. “I am super excited to come to Williamsburg to cook with Fredrik,” says Chef Esben Holmboe Bang, whose restaurant, Maaemo, received 2 Michelin stars in its first ever mention in the guide and was recently voted “Best restaurant in the Nordic region” of 2013. “I had a great dinner there earlier this year and I think his cooking is one of the most exciting around. I am really looking forward to it.” Diners will be treated to a multi-course tasting menu that will maintain Aska’s integrity and flair for seasonal ingredients while combining Chef Esben’s affinity for raw Norwegian nature and climate.
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