As part of their ‘destination Christmas’ theme, Selfridges are bringing the best of Nordic cuisine to London this winter with a series of dinners and an exclusive book launch. Björn Frantzén, Magnus Nilsson and Frida Ronge of Sweden and NaCl (Nordic Academy of Culinary Leisure) of Denmark are all involved in the lead-up to Christmas; we went along to the NaCl dinner at The Corner Restaurant to see what these ‘bright young stars’ were cooking.
NaCl is a group of chefs that got together six years ago in Copenhagen to have fun, cook and try out new things and they have since put on approximately forty dinners. I’m still trying to figure out if they called themselves the Nordic Academy of Culinary Leisure deliberately so that the acronym of their name could be the chemical symbol for salt (NaCl) or whether that was a lucky coincidence.
We kicked off with snacks and champagne while the chefs introduced themselves and the evening - it was to consist of eight courses cooked by eight chefs and served with eight glasses of wine! All the food was to be plated on the Champagne bar in front of the guests which gave a nice feel of involvement to the evening.