Tabelog at Skal
Tabelog hosted a fabulous event last week, celebrating the winners of their Spring 2014 Restaurant awards at Skal. This cozy Scandinavian restaurant is located on the edge of Chinatown and helmed by Chef Ben Spiegel (formerly of Noma fame). He created a special seven course tasting that showcased the elements of Nordic cuisine. Here's a look at the line up:
Pickles- Seasonal vegetables in their own Brine
Wellfleet Oysters- Verjus and Chamomille
Salt Cod Croquettes- Horseradish Remoulade
Heirloom Carrots- Burned Honey, Buttermilk and Dill
Raw Beef- Fermented Ramps, Littleneck Clams and Sorrel
Smoked Mackerel- Onions Steamed in Whey and Foie Gras
Long Island Duck Wings- Mussels and Red Seaweed
Everything was wonderful...my favorites of the night being the raw beef and ramps (of course) and the unique, savory flavor of the smoked mackerel with foie gras. It was wonderful to speak with the chef himself and the entire crowd was just in a fabulous festive mood.
Head over to Tabelog to check out the winners from the Spring 2014 contest and stop by Skal if your in the mood for a little taste of Nordic cooking.