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Anthora Pilsner

Serious Eats Lizz Schumer 3 comments

In Italy, an espresso is often served with a lemon twist. Leo Robitschek of Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan evokes that classic, combining lemon with coffee in a drink that adds bittersweet amaro and caraway-scented aquavit. More

How to Make the Norwegian Wood From Clyde Common at Home

Drinks Lizz Schumer 1 comment

Aquavit is not known for playing well with others. The Scandinavian liquor is flavored with caraway, anise, and fennel, among other herbs, and tastes a tad medicinal by itself. So Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common had his work cut out for him when he was asked to create a drink using the spirit, but as always, he rose to the challenge. More

Norwegian Wood

Serious Eats Lizz Schumer Post a comment

Jeffrey Morgenthaler's Norwegian Wood tastes like a sophisticated jaunt in the forest. Try this one with salty snacks or as an after-dinner quaff, to socialize in style. More

Bergen Street from Lolinda

Serious Eats Lauren Sloss Post a comment

A favorite on Lolinda's cocktail menu, this winter gin-and-aquavit drink was created by the restaurant's original cocktail menu designer, Lane Ford. More

DIY vs. Buy: How to Make Aquavit

Drinks Marcia Simmons 5 comments

My liquor cabinet is starting to resemble a liquid United Nations, with almost every region and culture accounted for. Until recently, however, Scandinavia was sorely missing from the General Assembly. Then a bartender in L.A. served me a spritzer that had a savory rye-bread kind of flavor to it that I couldn't quite place. I figured she had gotten creative with a syrup. But when I asked how she got that flavor, she whipped out a bottle of aquavit. I quickly got to work experimenting with making my own. More

DIY Aquavit

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons Post a comment

Aquavit is a Scandinavian spirit that dates back to the 1500s. Much like gin, it's a neutral spirit flavored with botanicals—only caraway seed is the primary flavoring instead of juniper berries. Use aquavit instead of vodka in a cocktail recipe to add a bold and savory kick. More

Behind the Scenes: Charred Berkshire Pork at Aquavit

New York Laura Togut 1 comment

At Aquavit Scandinavian cuisine is constantly being reimagined and reinvented. In this dish, chef Marcus Jernmark employs modernist techniques, Scandinavian aromatics, and old school smoldering wood to make a beautiful plate of pork. More

We Chat With: Chef Marcus Jernmark of Aquavit

New York Jacqueline Raposo 5 comments

Marcus Jernmark brings his own take on new Nordic cuisine to Aquavit in NYC. Plates like perfectly rendered lamb, fois gras, morels and browned butter are both complicated and simple, modern in technique and rooted in tradition. How is it done and what does it mean? We had a chat to find out. More

Cocktail 101: Christmas Drinking Traditions

Drinks Michael Dietsch 3 comments

Winter has arrived, and Christmas is nipping at its nose. This week, I'm going to take a brief look at a few wintery drinking rituals that I hope will help to warm you and yours this holiday season. More

Sugar Rush: Lussekatt and Pepparkakor at Aquavit

New York Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

At Aquavit, they're baking up sweets and breads that are part of the traditional Nordic Christmas celebrations. More

Herring Festival at Aquavit's Bistro

New York Shell Tu Post a comment

The Scandinavian restaurant Aquavit quietly launched its Annual Herring Festival this week. The event will last for two weeks (weekdays only, through next Friday) and offers a buffet lunch for $28 per person, a dinner for $38 per person. More

Taste of the Nation, NYC: 10 Delicious Desserts

New York Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

Even after all the savory dishes, the sweets at Taste of the Nation demanded our attention. Though spring rhubarb was a recurring theme, the stars were two non-rhubarb offerings: Telepan's incredibly delicate milk chocolate peanut buttermousse cake and Aquavit's blueberry soup with yogurt foam and egg made from goat cheese parfait with a sea buckthorn yolk. More

Sugar Rush: Aquavit's Arctic Nest

New York Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Rounds of blueberry sorbet are topped in a snow of frozen shaved yogurt and lemon. The crunchy, nutty tuile base serves as a nest for an "egg" made of the same goat cheese parfait found in the Arctic Circle. It's dipped in a shell of of while chocolate and nestled upon fluffy house-made kataifi. More

Behind the Scenes at House Spirits Distillery

Drinks Heather Arndt Anderson 3 comments

I am standing in House Spirits Distillery, and Executive Distiller Matt Mounts is waxing poetic and dropping science about the nuances between Turkish raki, Middle Eastern arak and Greek ouzo. More

Time for a Drink: The Trident

Serious Eats Paul Clarke Post a comment

The Negroni is a classic cocktail composed of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and Campari. The Trident takes the same formula, but swaps out each of the ingredients. In place of the herbaceous character of gin, the Trident uses the cumin-and-caraway flavors of aquavit ; sweet vermouth is replaced with the nuttiness of dry sherry; and for the bitter edge, Cynar takes the place of Campari. More

Top 10 Desserts of 2010

New York Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

We've got a tartufo with silky hot fudge, my favorite blueberry tart in the city, a tiramisu to die for, and an equally divine chocolate eclair—as well as a soft-serve stuffed eclair in the East Village. There's hot breakfast ensaimadas and a classic on Aquavit's dessert menu. And don't forget the Whoopie Pie! Today, our Top 10 Desserts of 2010. More

The Brunch Dish: Pyttipanna at Aquavit

New York Nikki Goldstein Post a comment

[Photos: Nikki Goldstein] Brunch at Aquavit is more than a little confusing: the a la carte menu is only available on Saturdays in the Bistro Room, but even the hosts and waiters seem to have a hard time with... More

Lunch for One: Smørrebrød at Aquavit

New York Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] We may not all be able to afford lunch in the dining room of Aquavit, but there's no excuse for not dropping by the Bistro room during lunch. There's a new addition to the menu,... More

Sugar Rush: Arctic Circle at Aquavit

New York Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] The Arctic Circle ($12) is a classic on the Aquavit dessert menu, and rightly so. It's simple, well-composed, and a strong clean burst of three complementing flavors. It starts with the goat cheese parfait, a... More

Aquavit Primer: the Scandinavian Spirit

Drinks Paul Clarke 8 comments

Derived from the Latin aqua vitae, or water of life, aquavit has been made throughout northern Europe for centuries. Typically made from grain or potato spirits, aquavit may be flavored with a number of different botanicals, giving the spirit a savory, herbaceous character. Caraway is one defining example, though aquavit may also include dill, fennel, clove, cardamom and other herbs and spices. More

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