Noma Founder to Open Grand Central Food Hall

Plans for Nordic Food Hall
Danish chefs are leading the way in a new wave of gourmet thinking coined New Nordic Cuisine. New Nordic Cuisine is all about locally-sourced produce that are in season. That’s the essence of New Nordic cuisine, a sustainable, healthy and delicious trend that has taken Scandinavia and the rest of the world by storm.

Nordic-themed Food Hall in the Vanderbilt Hall 

If you want to experience The Nordic Cuisine while in United States, you should start looking towards New York. Noma Founder Claus Meyer is finalizing plans to open a Nordic-themed food hall in the legendary Vanderbilt Hall at The Grand Central Terminal, New York.

Plans include opening a balcony cafe, a coffee parlor and a fancy 100-seat Nordic brasserie. No head chef has been appointed yet, but they will surely bring along the outstanding traditions from Noma, which has been crowned best restaurant in the world in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014! The Nordic Food Hall is set to open in two years.

Meyer and his team aim to bring the flavors and values of New Nordic Cuisine to the legendary location in the heart of New York City.  Both the brasserie and food hall will offer simple, wholesome, seasonal preparations based on close collaboration with local growers and producers.

“Grand Central Terminal, one of the city’s most bustling hubs, is the perfect venue for the delicious and unpretentious food Nordic cuisine is based on,” says Meyer. 

While the specific details are still in development, the food hall will provide a range of experiences designed to meet the many needs of its visitors throughout the day into the evening including in-house roasted coffee, a juice bar, Danish pastries, sandwiches, salads and a cocktail bar. 

About Noma Founder Claus Meyer

Meyer is a world-renowned restaurateur and cookbook author.  Besides co-founding and co-owning Noma, which holds two Michelin stars, he has published 14 cookbooks in his native Denmark and hosted a series of television shows. Meyer also owns several restaurants, bakeries and caterers, fruit and chocolate supply companies, an orchard, a vinegar factory, a salmon smoker, a coffee roastery and runs a cooking school. 

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