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NORTH Festival


In 2003, Brooklyn Brewery started selling beer in Denmark. Ten years later, Scandinavia is home to Brooklyn’s fastest growing market. The Brewery’s involvement in the North hasn’t been limited to just sales. Our Brewmaster Garrett Oliver has done beer dinners at Noma, AG and American Table, we’ve produced two Brooklyn music and arts festivals in Stockholm, brewed collaborations at various Scandinavian breweries, and are in the process of building the New Carnegie Brewery, a joint venture with Sweden’s oldest trademark, Carnegie.

Thusly, it made perfect sense to get involved in New York City’s first Scandinavian food festival, NORTH. Here’s where you’ll find Brooklyn Brewery throughout NORTH:

Aamans-Copenhagen Goes Helsinki, Oct 4th & 5th
Finnish chef Sasu Laukkone of Chef & Sommelier and Carl Frederiksen of Aammans-Copenhagen cook alternating courses to compete for your tastebuds. Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver has paired beers to three of his favorite courses. Sorachi Ace, Ama BrunaGreenmarket Wheat star. For full menu and tickets click here.

New York Goes Oslo, Oct 3rd & 4th
Fredrik Berselius’s nordic influences shine at Aska, our friends across the street from the Brooklyn Brewery. Garrett Oliver has built a pairing menu that reflects Aska’s nordic roots, but also it’s focus on local collaboration. The exquisite menu will include Nordic collaborations of our own, including Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter and our Sinebrychoff partnership Two Tree Porter. This dinner is Sold Out.

Master Classes in New Nordic Cuisine, Oct 5th & 6th
Taste Lounge is the social center of the International Culinary Center and with the Norwegian Seafood Council will be presenting classes in the heritage and preparation of New Nordic Cuisine from some of the most talented Scandinavian chefs in the world. Brooklyn Brewery is providing Oktoberfest and Lager for all the students and chefs working up their knowledgeable thirsts. For a list of full classes click here.

From our friends at Honest Cooking,

Honest Cooking, will be teaming up with Restaurant Aquavit and theInternational Culinary Center (ICC) for the first ever New York City Nordic food festival, NORTH. NORTH will take place Wednesday, October 2 through Monday, October 7 with the majority of events being held at the ICC in SoHo.

“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), Esben Holmboe Bang (Maaemo), 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 at The International Culinary Center will be taught by Nordic chefs and attendees will garner hands-on experience cooking classic Nordic dishes. In addition, people can attend master classes where they will see the participating chefs prepare some of their signature dishes while they talk about their passion, influence and culinary heritage. There will also be several 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 FoodFestival,” 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

NORTH Festival
October 2, 2013
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120 W 49th St, New York, NY, 10019, United States