The restaurant that helped introduce New Nordic cuisine to Manhattan, Acme, is taking an extended break after New Year's Eve so that its new chef Brian Loiacono can overhaul the menu. When it reopens, Acme will serve a menu of French and Italian-inspired cuisine. The team plans to launch the new Acme at some point next month. Loiacono previously worked as the sous chef at Daniel and the executive chef at db Bistro Moderne. Acme's original chef Mads Refslund is pursuing other projects. Rumor has it that he's planning another Nordic restaurant in Soho, although the chef as yet to confirm any future plans.
Acme's downstairs bar will stay open while the dining room is closed in January. The restaurant is hosting a New Year's Eve party with a $125 per person prix fixe, and standing room reservations are also available for $40. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.