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Iceland Asserts Itself in NYC With Icelandic Fish & Chips

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With locations in downtown Reykjavik and now the West Village, Icelandic Fish and Chips aims to take on a grease laden British favorite, and give it a wholesome Nordic twist…

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Q & A with Skal’s Chef Ben Spiegel

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On the surface, five-month-old Skal might just seem like yet another New Nordic restaurant in NYC. And yes, it’s named after a Northern drinking toast, the owner is from Iceland, and there’s a decided Scandinavian slant to former Noma apprentice, Ben Spiegel’s menu. But the young, Toronto-born chef insists that more than anything, this sunny neighborhood spot (improbably situated in Chinatown, skirting the border of the Lower East Side), simply embodies a fresh approach towards eating and dining out in general.

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Skal – Reviewed

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In my wildest dreams, I never imagined that we’d need to add Icelandic to the list of cuisines we search for when dining out in New York. In fact, I wrote a book on the world’s foods and never conceived that Nordic cooking would be relevant, certainly not relevant enough to include in my book, Try This, nevermind Icelandic. But head down to Chinatown, on the edge of the Lower East Side, and you’ll find a buzzy little spot called Skal, serving up Pan-Seared Pike with Pickled Plums & Kohlrabi in an herbaceous Verbena Sauce, and tangly Icelandic Yogurt with Grated Beetroot and Sorrel Granita…

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