Aquavit, a fixture in the New York restaurant scene since the late 80’s, opened in Stockholm and Tokyo in 2008. The restaurant spoils diners with its fusion of traditional Scandinavian fare with Japanese-style presentation and flair. The restaurant itself, located in Kita Aoyama, is a showplace of Scandinavian furniture and decor, which creates an ambiance of warmth throughout the dining experience. The wait staff was skilled in white-glove service, and was omnipresent without being overbearing. The dinner was a bit pricey, but considering what we ate and the way it was presented, we felt it was well worth the expenditure.
We ordered the tasting menu, listed here with a few of the photos:
CHEF’S NORDIC TASTING
We ended up with a dessert sampler that included a little bit of all of several types of berries and sorbets, accompanied by a bit of strawberry nougat.
We paired the entire thing with a rich Oregon Pinot Noir, which added a deep finish to each of the dishes. If you are in need of a beautiful restaurant that takes its food seriously, then consider Aquavit as your top choice for dining.