NORTH Food Festival Brings Top Scandinavian Food To New York

Get ready for some gravlax and meatballs, as the first NORTH Nordic Food Festival will arrive in New York in early October. Produced by Honest Cooking Magazine, in collaboration with Restaurant Aquavit and the International Culinary Center, NORTH is the first festival of its kind, bringing together a prestigious list of Nordic chefs to showcase the best of Scandinavian cooking.

Over the span of six days (Oct, 2 to 7), NORTH will offer exclusive prix-fixe tasting menus served by collaborations of Nordic chefs, including Aquavit's Marcus Jernmark, ACME's Mads Refslund, and Fredrik Berselius from Brooklyn hotspot Aska. Tickets for the private tasting dinners start at $145, and according to the festival homage, some events are already sold out. For those looking to perfect their Swedish meatball skills, bake rye bread from scratch, and learn more about Nordic food, the festival will also arrange cooking classes. Held at the International Culinary Center, the three-hour-long classes will give the attendees hands-on experience with Nordic cooking, supervised by top Scandinavian chefs.

"These classes are not just cooking lessons. They offer an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from top players in the New Nordic scene," says Honest Cooking editor-in-chief Kalle Bergman.

For those who prefer to keep their hands clean, smaller "master classes" will provide cooking demonstrations and a chance to participate in Q&A sessions with the chefs.

Read more and book tickets on the NORTH Festival home page.