Earlier this year, a little Scandinavian pop-up called Frej appeared out of thin air and quickly became a critical darling. The restaurant closed for some mysterious repairs back in August, and a few weeks later, news broke that one of the men behind Frej, Fredrik Berselius, was planning a new project with former Atera GM Eamon Rockey. Now Eater learns that their new project, dubbed Aska, is opening in Kinfolk Studios (the old home of Frej) tonight.
Aska will serve food and drinks seven days a week, with a $65 six-course tasting menu offered Sunday through Thursday (the five-course menu at Frej was $45). Berselius's menu of modern Scandinavian food will include dishes like mackerel with "soured cream," pork ribs with rutabaga, and fried broccoli with oyster cream. To drink, Aska will offer classic and modern cocktails, fresh juices, local beers, ciders, and an Old World wine list. During the day, Kinfolk Studios will remain open as a cafe and design studio
To order the tasting menu, you need to make a reservation online, but a la carte options will be available every night of the week, as well. Frej was completely booked during most of its run, so it might be a good idea to make that reservation sooner rather than later. And in case you're wondering, the name means, "growth from the ashes" in Swedish.
· Aska [Official Site]
· Eamon Rockey & Fredrik Berselius Team Up for Project [~ENY~]