NORTH Nordic Food Festival
The third-annual NORTH Nordic Food Festival, a celebration of the culinary culture of Denmark, Iceland, Finland, and Sweden, will return to New York City September 23 through 28. The six-day event boasts a diverse lineup that including pop-up dinners, cooking classes, cocktail parties, and conversations with Nordic culinary leaders such as chef, author, and Noma co-founder Claus Meyer and Michelin-starred Swedish chef Fredrik Berselius of the now shuttered Aska.
This year, the festival will be held at the intersection of Washington and Charles streets in Manhattan, which will be dubbed “NORTH Market Square.” Inspired by Stockholm’s 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. Each day of the festival will bring a new transformation to NORTH Market Square, imbuing it with distinct flavors and culture from each participating country.
After a kick-off party on Wednesday, September 23, Sweden will take over the square on Thursday, September 24 with an afternoon crayfish party followed by “An Evening in Stockholm” with Restaurant Volt. Friday, September 25 will be Finland Day when chef Kari Aihinen of Helsinki’s Savoy will present a pop-up dinner featuring sustainably sourced ingredients. The next day, September 26 is Iceland Day and Thrainn Freyr Vigfússon, head chef of LAVA restaurant at the famous Blue Lagoon, will present an Icelandic brunch and a Taste of Iceland dinner.
Denmark Day on Sunday, September 27 will feature Danish pølse hotdog creations by Brooklyn’s Revolving Dansk and children’s cooking classes with Claus Meyer. In the evening, Fredrik Berselius will host a pop-up dinner influenced by his childhood in the Swedish countryside. To close out the festival on Monday, September 28, attendees can sit in on a conversation between some of the greatest food leaders of Northern Europe and New York City who will discuss what’s next for Nordic cuisine, and that night, the final event will be a dinner entitled, “Denmark in New York – An Evening with Chef Ronny Emborg.”
To view the full list of events and to purchase tickets, please visit the festival’s website.