New Nordic Cuisine
If the idea of Scandinavian cuisine brings to mind only meatballs, lefse and lutefisk, it’s time to update your palate. In kitchens across the globe, chefs are approaching time-honored classics with a fresh eye, emphasizing seasonal and local ingredients and using innovative and adaptive approaches to classic cooking techniques. Join regionally-renowned Chef Scott Graden, owner of the New Scenic Café, and learn to replicate these new Scandinavian classics and innovate in your own kitchen. With an emphasis on artisan food and a starting from scratch, you’ll spend the first day exploring proper ingredient preparation. Day two will feature a variety of cooking techniques and will end with a dinner to celebrate your new knowledge. Chef Graden is well-known for his innovative yet approachable food, as well as his willingness to share his ideas. Open your mind (and your mouth!): this is Scandinavian cuisine like you’ve never had it before.