Friday, June 24, 2011

Nordic Kick-off Provided Washingtonians A Taste of New Nordic Cuisine!

The House of Sweden was the perfect spot to kick-off this week's Nordic Food Days.  
The views from the rooftop overlook the water in Georgetown.  I was so excited for DC to finally get a taste of New Nordic Cuisine. 
This guy enjoyed himself!
 It is not too late for you to get a taste at Vidalia, Masa 14, DC Coast, Marcel's or Birch and Barley.  Also, stop by the Nordic Pavilion at the RAMMY's this Sunday!

DENMARK (Chef Mads Refslund) gave us a great interview for the Nordic Days video.  It was his first time traveling to DC and he really enjoyed working with Chef Kyle Bailey from Birch and Barley.  He made:
Danish Oysters w/ apple vinegar and fur shoot (These oysters were unbelievably delicious!)

NORWAY (Chef Geir Skeie)
Diver - Scallops - Cauliflower – Hazelnuts – Lemon
Cod ”Bocuse d´Or” – Beet root – Browned Butter – Jerusalem Artichoke
Halibut – Tarragon - Summer Vegetables - Mussels

It was a pleasure to see our friend, Chef Siggi Hall, from Iceland.  We had such a great trip with him in March and finally got to interview him. I even got to see my friend, Baldvin.

SWEDEN (Chef Tommy Myllymäki)
Halibut Tartar with Oyster Yogurt, Sorrel and pickled Cucumber.

Tender Baked Cod with shrimp, egg and horseradish served in a sabayonne of brown
butter and lemon.

Sour cream sorbet with strawberry juice and lemon verbana.

FINLAND (Chef Petteri Luoto)

Yoghurt Mousse with Strawberry Gelee and Blueberry Compote Flavored with Rosemary

Photos by Kristen Finn

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