Honest Cooking - Nordic Star Chefs Take Over New York City for the First Ever Nordic Food Festival

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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.

Matthew Orlando, former Noma Head Chef, and now the Chef/Owner of Amass, is one of the participating chefs at NORTH

Matthew Orlando, former Noma Head Chef, and now the Chef/Owner of Amass, is one of the participating chefs at NORTH

"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 Marcus Jernmark of Aquavit.

Honest Cooking Media LLC, an award-winning international online culinary magazine, will be teaming up with Restaurant Aquavit and the International Culinary Center (ICC) for the first ever New York City Nordic food festival, NORTH, October 2-7.

“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), 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 and master classes at The International Culinary Center will be taught by Nordic chefs and attendees will garner hands-on experience cooking classic Nordic dishes. There will also be several exclusive 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 http://www.northfoodfestival.com.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kalle Bergman, please call Lexi Louca at 516.578.5787 or email Lexi at lexi.louca(at)honestcooking(dot)com.

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