Following yesterday's news about the impending closure and relocation of Williamsburg critical darling Aska, chef Fredrik Berselius posted a message on the restaurant's website thanking fans and longtime customers. The chef writes:
It's been an incredible year opening Aska at Kinfolk Studios in Williamsburg. Now the time has come to move forward and improve on what we began. Aska is looking at new spaces and opportunities to grow and expand on our ideas. Our last day of service in the current location will be March 19th. The team and I express our sincere thanks to everyone for all the support in our first year. We are excited for what the future holds and look forward to sharing more details soon.Berselius has not said very much about the reasons for the move, other than telling the Times that "we have outgrown the space." Aska is located in the back of Kinfolk Studios, which operates as a cafe/design studio during the day. It's an unusual set-up for a Michelin-starred tasting menu restaurant, but Berselius also helmed a similar operation, Frej, in this space before the opening of Aska. Eater has reached out to Berselius about the move. More details as they become available.
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[Fredrik Berselius by Krieger]