If you’ve been following our coverage celebrating Nordic culture, you know that food is one our favorite ways of exploring different countries. Luckily, NORTH Food Festival has introduced us to plenty!
After savoring a fish feast from the Faroe Islands and sampling hotdogs from several Nordic regions, we tasted cuisine from Norway, which is kind of similar to Swedish food. The seafood and root vegetables are refreshing and often plated with light sauces. NORTH’s Nordic Craft Beer Pairing Dinner, presented by Brooklyn Brewery, gave us a multi-course menu paired with a variety of beers: some light, some dark and some smoky. Our favorite dishes included the gnocchi with hazelnuts and venison with squash. And then there was the shrimp… Our German and Asian table mates were the perfect accompaniment to this fantastic meal and cultural exchange.
We closed out the festival with handsome head chef Thorsten Schmidt, who created a gastronomical feast from his restaurant Malling & Schmidt, presented by Visit Denmark. With very few words, and very strong flavors, he took us through his Skagen homeland cuisine, which included oysters, potatoes and veal. And yes, there was plenty of wine.
What’s a good meal without a good dessert? At the Indulgent Swedish coffee and dessert tasting, presented by Gevalia, we had a┬ásmorgasbord of decadent chocolates, cakes and cupcakes. Our sweet tooth went into overdrive as we licked our plates clean and washed down our sugar high with delicious red wine. Oh, there was coffee too!
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