IT'S: A new fish & chips concept from Iceland
06-07-2017OPENED: July 06th, 2017
LOCATION: West Village
ADDRESS: 28 Seventh Avenue
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 14th Street Station
OPENING TIMES: Daily 11.30am-9pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
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Icelandic Fish & Chips
The famous British dish of fish & chips has found itself redefined in NYC with Reykjavík transplant, Icelandic Fish & Chips. If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s possible to transform a dish that’s core elements involve basting a fish in batter before deep frying it into a healthy version, then give Icelandic Fish & Chips in the West Village a try.
Not surprisingly, Icelandic Fish & Chips began in Reykjavík, Iceland in 2006. They’ve had their sights set on an NYC outpost since 2013 and now, the (highly anticipated) moment has finally come. So how do they make it healthy? Co-owners, Helen Olafsdottir and Erna Kaaber swap in classic ingredients like egg in the batter for spelt batter. Their vision is to put an Icelandic twist on the classic British dish.
As well as changing up the batter, they’re also changing up the classic side of fries (or chips – as they say in England). Instead of chips, the restaurant is serving roasted organic baby potatoes, which will “soak up the oil” in your stomach better than other potato products laden with oil. There’s also a popular Icelandic yogurt, skyr, that is used in place of mayo and is seasoned with chili, paprika and truffle. All fish is flown in from the waters of Iceland including cod, ling, haddock, arctic char and other fish, three times a week. There will also be daily fish specials on offer to look out for.
Wine that complements the fish will be the main focus like sparkling wine and vinho verde. Cocktails will feature too and will have a nordic twist like an Arctic Gimlet (with cumin-flavored aquavit, dill and thyme).
In A Nutshell:
Sitting just around the corner from a hotspot serving up the same cuisine, A.Salt & Battery, this new restaurant serves as a bit of welcome competition and something that is definitely worth a taste.