North – Nordic Food Festival comes alive in New York City, September 23-28. Experience an explosion of gastronomical delights from a collaboration of Nordic Chefs. Try the New Nordic Cuisine, experience the different Nordic countries through their food and feed your Nordic passion!
Honest Cooking Media, the award-winning food and wine media company behind HonestCooking.com, proudly presents the NORTH Nordic Food Festival 2015, a six-day celebration of the culinary culture of Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Sweden. The third annual festival will run September 23-28 and comprise a diverse lineup of events including pop-up dinners, cooking classes, cocktail parties and conversations with Nordic gastronomy leaders such as Claus Meyer and Fredrik Berselius.
A rustic space located at the intersection of Washington Street and Charles Street in New York City’s West Village will be home to NORTH Nordic Food Festival events throughout the week. Dubbed the NORTH Market Square, and influenced by Stockholm’s bustling Haymarket Square, the space is divided into an outdoor area where diners can enjoy Nordic street food and an indoor event space where pop-up dinners, industry talks and cocktail parties will take place.
For the 3rd year running, Nordic cuisine takes over New York City for five days. Dubbed “the most influential gastronomy movement since the 1960’s”, New Nordic Cuisine has had a huge impact on the world’s dining scene since it first arrived 10 years ago. NORTH Food Festival is your chance to experience the cooking of some of the world’s most exciting Nordic chefs. From exclusive and intimate pop-up dinners, through educational cooking classes, to fun and free events celebrating Nordic food and cooking – at NORTH Food Festival 2015, there is something for everyone. Families, kids, die hard foodies and anyone else who wants to experience a taste of the Nordics are all welcome at the festival!
About NORTH Nordic Food Festival
NORTH Nordic Food Festival is the largest celebration of Nordic food outside of Northern Europe and is presented by the award-winning online culinary magazine group Honest Cooking Media. With a focus on the gastronomy, products, personalities and philosophy behind Nordic Cuisine, the festival is a unique chance for chefs, culinary industry guests and diners to experience the wonder and diversity of modern Nordic gastronomy.
The NORTH Nordic Food Festival 2015 is presented by a diverse group of generous sponsors including the Consulate General of Denmark, the Consulate General of Iceland, Fika, Finnair, Food Organization of Denmark, Iceland Naturally, Iceland Responsible Fisheries, Rekorderlig Cider, Reyka Vodka,Scandic Hotels, VisitDenmark, VisitHensinki, VisitStockholm, and VisitSweden.
A Few events for you……
Wednesday, Sept 23
Kick Off Cocktail Party 6pm-10pm
The NORTH 2015 Kick Off Cocktail Party will feature Nordic drinks and bites, and offer the first look at the new West Village location that will host this year’s festival.
Chocolate-Making Class at FIKA with Master Chocolatier Håkan Mårtensson 6:30pm-8:30pm
FIKA: 450 Washington Street in TriBeCa
Learn how to source, temper, coat and decorate your own truffles. Enjoy the results over a glass of wine, and take home a “Meet the Medals” 12-piece box of award-winning truffles.
Thursday, September 24:
Presented by #TrySwedish, VisitSweden, Stockholm Visitors Board, Scandic Hotels, and Rekorderlig Cider
#TrySwedish Crayfish Party 4pm-10pm
Enjoy aquavit, sing-alongs, and the traditional Swedish tradition of boiled crayfish under paper lanterns and the late afternoon summer sun.
Entrance is free. Crayfish plate: $20
An Evening in Stockholm with Restaurant Volt and Rekorderlig Cider 7pm-10pm
This gourmet pop-up dinner will showcase 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.
Friday, September 25: FINLAND DAY
Presented by Finnair and VisitHelsinki
#FoodHelYeah Helsinki Street Eats 3pm-10pm
Join Chef Richard McCormick, one of the driving forces behind street food in Helsinki and the Nordic Region, for a day of Finnish street food.
Entrance is free. Food and drink available for purchase.
Saturday, September 26: ICELAND DAY
Presented by Iceland Naturally, Reyka Vodka, and the Consulate General of Iceland in New York
Icelandic Brunch with Chef Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson 12pm-3pm
Brunch Icelandic style with restaurant LAVA Chef Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson’s delicious menu that features traditional Icelandic ingredients in new and surprising ways.
The nine-dish menu includes smoked trout and pancakes, grilled prime of lamb with skyr rhubarb dressing, traditional Icelandic fish stew with geothermal cooked rye bread, and a cocktail sampling from Reyka Vodka.
Baking Class with FIKA Master Baker Robert Tell 4:30pm-6:30pm
FIKA Tower and Bakery: 824 10th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen
Voted one of the Top 10 Bread Bakers in North American by Dessert Professional magazine, FIKA Master Baker Robert Tell is known for his classic Swedish desserts with a modern twist. He’ll lead a hands-on bread and pastry baking demonstration accompanied by wine, FIKA’s crisp bread and signature spreads with cheese. Take home a basket of baked goods along with a recipe card to bring your new baking skills home.
Sunday, September 27: DENMARK DAY
Presented by VisitDenmark, F.O.O.D., and the Consulate General of Denmark in New York
Danish Pølse Hot Dogs and Beer 12pm-10pm
Join the NORTH Market for a day celebrating the country that kicked off the New Nordic movement, Denmark. Enjoy smørrebrød, the traditional open-faced sandwich, Danish beer and pølse hot dogs, the classic Danish street food by NYC-based Revolving Dansk.
Entrance is free
Food and drink available for purchase
Monday, September 28
NORTH TALKS Times TBD
Some of the greatest food leaders of Northern Europe and New York City will come together for a series of conversations about what’s next for Nordic cuisine. NORTH Talks will explore trends and Nordic cuisine’s role in the changing culinary landscape.
Claus Meyer, arguably the biggest name in Danish food, will serve as keynote speaker. He will be joined by a panel of chefs including Fredrik Berseliusand prominent entrepreneurs such as Lars Akerlund, founder of Fika and Siggi Hilmarsson of Siggi’s. Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver and other notable New York business leaders will speak about the Nordic influence and how the cuisine has translated into their business.
Closing Dinner with Mads Refslund and Fredrik Berselius
Two powerhouses of the New York restaurant scene will close out the 2015 NORTH Nordic Food Festival
with a one-night-only collaboration.
FredrikBerselius, 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, will explore their own Nordic heritage and flavors at this exclusive dinner.
Head over to NordicFoodFestival.org to see the rest of the lineup and other events which are taking place over this six day Nordic Food Festival.