Aska in Brooklyn: The Early Report

In its brief life, a pop-up called Frej thrilled New Yorkers with seasonal, deftly balanced New Scandinavian dishes. Now one of its chefs, Fredrik Berselius, has returned at a new restaurant called Aska. Like its predecessor, it is located at Williamsburg's Kinfolk Studios and offers a tasting menu: six courses for $65 (up from five for $45 at Frej). The daily-changing offerings might include cured lamb heart with salsify and lichen, broccoli with mussels and seaweed, or squid with turnip and purslane (pictured).

"Aska feels like a more mature Frej," TheDegustationAsian writes on Chowhound. "The food is an excellent value and a worthy experience." The tasting menu is served Sunday through Thursday; a bar menu of small plates is offered daily.

Aska [Williamsburg]
At Kinfolk Studios, 90 Wythe Avenue (at N. 11th Street), Brooklyn
718-388-2969

Discuss: Aska: How much food do you get in those 6 courses?

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