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.