There are 3,771 miles between Montauk and Malmö, but for one night only—Thursday, August 25—you’ll be able to enjoy all the flavors of Sweden without leaving The End.
That’s when the Surf Lodge will welcome the Swedish chef Gabriel Hedlund to prepare a special preview dinner for guests ahead of the opening of n’eat, a Nordic restaurant slated to open in the East Village this September.
We got a sneak peek at the menu and it looks just as impressive as Chef’s Hedlund’s résumé would lead you to expect. Hedlund’s cooked in some of Europe’s most acclaimed restaurants—places like Lofoten Fish in Oslo and Noma in Copenhagen. It is a great gift to American eaters that we’re now able to welcome him to our shores.
So, what will he be cooking on Thursday, August 25 at Surf Lodge? Oysters, smoked oil, and bronze fennel; fermented carrots and sea buck thorn; cured duck, pine, and thyme; lamb tartar, buckwheat, chive, and borage; smoked onion, local fish, house-made fresh cheese, and juniper; squid, mushroom, poached egg yolk, and brown butter; short rib, pickled berries, and mini beets; and Icelandic yoghurt with white chocolate, cucumber, and dill for dessert.
The five-course tasting menu will feature local produce from Bhumi and Quail Hill Farms, insuring a perfect marriage of Nordic flavors and East End ingredients.
An hour-long cocktail hour will kick off the night at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 8:30. Tickets are $100 per person (for dinner only; this figure does not include tax, gratuity, or beverages).
For more information, please contact the Surf Lodge.