The all-day restaurant from Scandinavian hot shot chefs Fredrik Berselius and Claus Meyer at car company Mini’s new co-working space now has a name: Norman. The 140-seat restaurant will function as a cafe and bakery for the space, called A/D/O, during the day, and at night, it will serve seasonally-inspired dishes to share. It’s located at 29 Norman Ave. in Greenpoint, hence the name. The restaurant will have an open kitchen and a long marble bar, and it will sit right next to a public communal area in the space.
A/D/O is a 23,000-square-foot design space from BMW’s Mini intended to explore "innovations that improve urban life," and Berselius and Meyer’s involvement is to "explore the intersection between culinary innovation and design," according to a statement. Berselius has already had quite a year in boundary-pushing food, with two Michelin stars, three Times stars, and four stars from Eater’s Ryan Sutton for his experimental fare at Aska. Meyer is the primary investor in Aska, and he’s also opened several projects in Grand Central Terminal this year, including the Great Northern Food Hall and Agern, which received one Michelin star and three stars from the Times.
Expect price points at Norman to be lower than the ones at Aska or Agern, both higher end projects that offer tasting menus. Lunch will be a take on European workday lunch, with a rotating main every day. But like with their other restaurants, the chefs aim to keep daytime and evening fare at Norman seasonal and "purposefully sourced." Norman is expected to open at some point in January.