Aquavit | Exquisite Nordic Cuisine

Aquavit is a solid New York institution. Three decades after opening, it holds two Michelin stars. The honor is held by one of only two female chefs in the US with as many stars. Chef Emma Bengtsson joined as pastry chef in 2010 and has since become the Executive Chef, bringing Aquavit its second star. We all know Aquavit for famous chef Marcus Samuelsson, who brought much attention and acclaim to the restaurant. He has … Continue reading

Aamanns Copenhagen – CLOSED

Aamanns Copenhagen

Aamanns Cohpenhagen bills itself as an authentic Danish Culinary experience in NYC specializing in smørrebrød or open-faced sandwiches on rye bread.  The decor is the ultimate in Danish design of which I am a huge personal fan.  The space has incredibly high ceilings with floor to ceiling windows, drenching the space in great light. We were rather fascinated with the charcoal stick serving as a filter in our water bottle.  I looked it up and … Continue reading

Vandaag – CLOSED (guess we were right)


Scandanavian 103 Second Ave. – East Village We went to Vandaag when they first opened.  We were quite enamored with the place at the time and have been back for cocktails. Who doesn’t love the clean lines of Scandinavian decor?  They make lovely cocktails with Aquavit and Genever.  They use local ingredients to create dishes inspired by the cuisine of Denmark and Holland.  And they carry an impressive selection of beers. We had a rather delicious … Continue reading