NORTH Food Festival 2013 – Nordic Star Chefs Take Over NYC, Oct 2-7

Produced by Honest Cooking Magazine, in collaboration with Restaurant Aquavit and the International Culinary Center, NORTH is the first ever Nordic gastronomy festival to take place in New York City.
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NORTH Nordic Food Festival

Honest Cooking, will be teaming up with Restaurant Aquavit and the International Culinary Center (ICC) for the first ever New York City Nordic food festival, NORTH. NORTH will take place Wednesday, October 2 through Monday, October 7 with the majority of events being held at the ICC in SoHo.

“Our vision is to showcase not only the best of Nordic restaurants and chefs here in the city, but also present the Nordic region as the most interesting culinary destination in the world,” says Honest Cooking Editor in Chief, Kalle Bergman.

New Yorkers will have the chance to see local Nordic chefs like Marcus Jernmark (Aquavit), Mads Refslund (Acme), Fredrik Berselius (Aska), Daniel Burns (Luksus) and Carl Kristian Frederiksen (Aamanns Copenhagen) cook and talk about their Nordic heritage. But they will also have the opportunity to taste and learn from some of the most amazing chefs flown in from the Nordic region, including Matt Orlando (Amass), Esben Holmboe Bang (Maaemo), Sasu Laukkonen (Chef et Sommelier), Gunnar Karl Gislason (DILL), Gustav Tradgardh (Restaurant Sjomagasinet), Frode Selvaag, and more international chefs are being added in the upcoming weeks.

“It’s about time that Nordic chefs gather here in New York City to showcase the style of cooking that has acclaimed world recognition,” says Chef/Partner of Aquavit and Culinary Director of NORTH, Marcus Jernmark. “I am very excited and honored to be a part of NORTH.”

Cooking classes at The International Culinary Center will be taught by Nordic chefs and attendees will garner hands-on experience cooking classic Nordic dishes. In addition, people can attend master classes where they will see the participating chefs prepare some of their signature dishes while they talk about their passion, influence and culinary heritage. There will also be several dinners throughout the weekend, where Nordic star chefs will collaborate with the local chefs like Jernmark and Refslund.

“We are excited to be the venue partner of the first NORTH Nordic Food Festival,” says VP of Culinary and Pastry Arts at The International Culinary Center, Chef Candy Argondizza. “The rise in popularity and prominence of the cooking from this region is hard to ignore especially with NOMA, Maaemo, Aska and of course one of the first to bring this type of cooking to the US, Aquavit. We are hoping this is just the first event in a much larger movement to educate people on this style of cooking.”

For information on how to buy tickets, and to read more about participating restaurants and chefs, please visit www.northfoodfestival.com

NORTH Festival

NORTH Festival

NORTH is the first ever Nordic Food Festival to be held in New York City. At NORTH, you will have the chance to taste the food from some of the most famous Nordic chefs, learn how to cook Nordic specialities and be inspired by master classes featuring the best of what the Nordic region has to offer.

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Originally Published: August 3, 2013

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