Last night at a Community Board 1 meeting, the owners of Aamann, a restaurant and take-out spot in Copenhagen, presented plans to open a cafe at 13 Laight St., in the Tribeca Film Building. With the trendiness of Copenhagen and its foraging ways, it's a surprise that it's taken this long for a Danish restaurant operator to expand to New York. The restaurant will be open from early morning until 8 PM serving a selection of breads, pastries, teas, coffees, homemade Aquavit, and what they're known for, open faced sandwiches, or smørrebrød.
In the proposal, the operators promise "to create a piece of Denmark in Manhattan and to educate Americans about Danish cuisine, traditions, culture and history." They say the space itself will be "modern, stylish, funky, and warm." But wait, when are they going to name drop their hometown's famous Noma? Oh here: the "food concept is similar to restaurant Noma [...]—rustic and totally Scandinavian." Vandaag, Aamann—one more and we have a proper trend.
Click through to Tribeca Citizen to see a sample menu, photos of these smørrebrød, and a video of chef/owner Adam Aamann discussing why he's excited to come to Tribeca, in Danish. Or maybe it's about rye bread.
· Aamann in New York [Tribeca Citizen]
· All Coverage of Coming Attractions [~ENY~]