Tabélog Meet and Greet Event at Skál, Lower East Side, NYC

Tabélog Meet and Greet Event at Skál, Lower East Side, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

This past week, the fabulous team from Tabélog put together yet another terrific event – this time at the much talked about downtown hotspot – Skál – a venue I have been dying to check out.

 

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Our wonderful hosts treated us to spectacular Nordic bites created by Executive Chef Ben Spiegel formerly of Noma and Willows Inn fame.

 

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Skál (cheers) is a modern Icelandic restaurant with a cool country farmhouse feel. Dressed in hues of blue and white the walls are sparsely decorated with mismatched china plates.

 

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The menu offers Nordic inspired plates – simple fare that’s big on fresh ingredients and interesting combinations. My favorites for the evening were the “Salt Cod Croquettes” and the “Heirloom Carrots”.

 Here is Christophe – one of the owners at Skál who was the perfect host and disarmingly adorable!

 

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Check out this brilliant photobomb by the spectacularly talented Arodomus – well played my new friend.

 

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It was so great mingling with passionate foodies, who soon became friends! Huge shout out to fellow bloggers and pals – I Just Want to Eat, Cutie Patroller, Rockchic, Arodomus, The Cake Dealer, Johnny Prime, Chasing James Beard and many more.

 

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Thanks for hosting us Tabélog – Takehiro, Kenta and Sachiko – you always do things just right!

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Cocktails

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Pickles

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Wellfleet Oysters

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Long Island Duck Wings 

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Heirloom Carrots

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Raw Beef

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Salt Cod Croquettes

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Smoked Mackerel

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Restaurant Information

 

* Restaurant Name
Skál
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Chinatown / Scandinavian
* Street Address
37 Canal St., New York, NY 10002
* Phone
(212) 777-7518
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