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Christmas is coming early to London! Starting this month, Selfridges is hosting a delectable series of Nordic Dining experiences. The first one with Stockholm’s Bjorn Frantzen, whose eponymous restaurant Restaurant Frantzén is currently No 31 in the World's 50 Best List and has two Michelin stars, is already sold out. But there are three more that look equally impressive.
On October 27 and 28, tasting menus will be prepared by NaCl, a group of chefs from top restaurants in Denmark who collaborate for ‘show cooking’ pop up events. Between them there are too many Michelin stars to count, but I’m most excited about Mette Dahlgaard, head chef at Geist (one of my most incredible meals in Copenhagen). Tickets are £70 per person, which includes amuse-bouches, an eight course menu and petits fours. Highlights of the menu include: grilled oysters with horseradish, braised monkfish with apples, and veal breast with smoked mackerel, caviar and fermented veg. Wine pairing will be available on the night for an additional £55 per person.
On Tuesday, November 10, the theme is “Sweden meets Japan," prepared by Frida Ronge, head chef of vRÅ in Gothenburg. Frida was a silver medalist in the World Championship Seven Sushi Samurai in London in 2013 and vRÅ has received numerous accolades, including Best Restaurant by the city’s entertainment guide. Frida will bring Scandinavian products together with the taste of Japan for what promises to be a mouthwatering evening. Delights of the five course dinner include oysters with mirin, a langoustine tartar, a halibut sashimi with browned butter and yuzu, and a venison tataki with cloudberries. Tickets are £40 per person for five courses.