Mads Refslund helped kick off the Nordic food craze in NYC when he ran the kitchen at the glossy revamp of Acme back in 2012. He left that Noho hot spot around this time last year, and now the chef reveals that he's working on a rustic new restaurant in Williamsburg. In a new video made for Chase and Vox Media's site Meridian, the chef tells TV funnyman James Corden:
The concept is fire and ice, so it's taking it back to nature. There's a bonfire in my restaurant — the way the caveman was cooking. And the other one is ice. One part of the kitchen is a big huge iceberg, where we have tons of raw things. Everything is clean with natural flavors. This is the future of dining — be more simple, and don't pollute the food. It's not really a restaurant. It's more like a kitchen. A kitchen with a restaurant inside of it.
The exact address remains a mystery. Stay tuned for more details on the space and the opening date in the coming weeks — and in the meantime, check out the video of Mads and James on a foraging adventure:
Fine Dining Goes Back to the Future [Meridian]