Two years in the making, Aamanns-Copenhagen, a restaurant completely dedicated to Danish food and drink, is set to open it's doors next week in TriBeCa. These incredibly delicious-looking smørrebrød and salads are the creations of lauded Danish chef and restauranteur Adam Aamann, who last year paired up with Sanna Ytting, a Danish native who has lived in New York for over 13 years. Since the closing of VanDaag last year, New York has surprisingly zero restaurants specializing in Danish Nordic cuisine. Ytting hopes to change that.
Aamann and Ytting's new space at 13 Laight St, in TriBeCa, will feature not only all Danish food but all Danish design and furniture as well and hopes to become a haven for Danish culture and events. "Denmark is a country rich with history and tradition that I know New Yorkers will appreciate and embrace," said Ytting. "Conversely, the restaurant will also serve as a place for Danes and other Scandinavians living in New York City to gather and connect."
Since opening his namesake restaurant in Copenhagen in 2006, Aamann has been lauded for his innovative take on the Danish classic. Aamann specializes in an updated version of the very traditional smørrebrød, an open-faced sandwich, made from dark rye bread (here housemade by Aamann) and topped with fresh, cold ingredients, ranging from beef tartare, braised pork, sugar-salted salmon, herring, and seasonal vegetables. In addition to a full menu for lunch and dinner, and Danish pastries and breads for breakfast, Aamanns-Copenhagen will also feature hand-crafted Aquavit and speciality cocktails.
Aamanns-Copenhagen's 45 seat dining room will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week starting next Friday, November 2nd.
13 Laight Street, (212) 925-1313