Danish food entrepreneur and Noma co-founder Claus Meyer is opening his first U.S. restaurant, Agern, next week, at none other than Grand Central Terminal.
Meyer is working with Icelandic executive chef Gunnar Gíslason to “apply an exceedingly seasonal, New Nordic approach to (mostly) New York-area ingredients” to achieve a ‘New Yorkic’ style, reports Grub Street. The menu is inspired by foraged plants and carefully chosen iconic Scandinavian ingredients, and will employ traditional Scandinavian techniques such as smoking, pickling, fermenting, and preserving.
At Agern, dishes will be served à la carte and on tasting menus, such as Land + Sea ($145) and Field + Forest ($120).
Agern is but one of the many plans Meyer has for New York. Meyer is also opening a 5,000-square-foot Nordic market, Great Northern Food Hall, which will also be located in Grand Central Terminal and will open later this year. Additionally, Meyer is building a cooking school and roasting plant in Brownsville, a Danish-style bakery in Williamsburg, and commissaries in Long Island City.
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