This year, North, the Nordic Food Festival in New York City taking place between September 23 and 28— will feature a very special guest: Her Royal Highness, the Crown Princess of Denmark.
Princess Mary, who will visit the North Festival’s Danish market on Denmark Day, Sunday, September 27, will meet with chefs at the festival and participate in a baking class with Claus Meyer, the prominent Danish chef and co-founder of Noma.
Each day of the festival, North Market Square — the intersection of Washington Street and Charles Street in New York City’s West Village — will transform into a food and design destination with distinct flavors from each participating country, beginning with a festival kickoff party on Wednesday, September 23. Sweden will be the first country to take over the square on Thursday, September 24, with an afternoon crayfish party followed by “An Evening in Stockholm” with Volt restaurant. The following day will be dedicated to Finland, when chef Kari Aihinen of Helsinki’s Savoy will present a pop-up dinner featuring sustainably-sourced ingredients.
The six-day Nordic celebration will conclude with Nordic Talks, a series of panels featuring North European gastronomy leaders including Claus Meyer. The day will close with a pop-up dinner by Danish chef Ronny Emborg of Atera.