It has been over a year since chef Fredrik Berselius closed Aska, the Michelin-starred Nordic tasting menu restaurant he operated for a year and a half out of Williamsburg's Kinfolk Studios. Though he promised then to relocate the restaurant, it has taken until now for him to find and announce the new location: 47 South 5th Street, just off Wythe Avenue.
The new restaurant will not be called Aska, but Berselius tells the Times that he has not yet settled on a new name. It gives him much more space to work with than he had in the back half of Kinfolk Studios, where he served to just a handful of tables. Now he plans to have a dining room, where he will, as promised, serve a tasting menu similar to Aska's, plus a basement lounge and some courtyard seating, which will offer a more casual menu.
As of now, Berselius is aiming for a late summer or early fall opening, and promises that the "philosophy behind the food will be the same."