**New Nordic will open in October 2017.
New Nordic is a global food movement centred around very fresh, simple dishes. Mattis Vanzati says it’s more of a philosophy than a cuisine.
Mattis is again teaming up with brothers Lukas and Liam Vanzati, and parents Louise and Bo Matschke, who together already operate five venues including Swedish Tarts, Malobo and Hermanos Cubanos. It’s, fittingly, called New Nordic.
It will occupy a prime street-level tenancy at the base of the Palace Nova development on Prospect Road. There is a small wine bar in the venue where audiences can grab a quick pre- or post-movie drink and a light meal. New Nordic will open for lunch, dinner and (probably) breakfast.
Mattis has been using Malobo as a testing ground for food concepts and is being drawn towards a more formal style of service. The menu – which is yet to be finalised – will respect key principals of New Nordic cooking set out in the 2004 manifesto by chef, food activist and Noma co-founder Claus Meyer.
The bar will showcase Swedish specialities such as aquavit (a heavily spiced spirit made with caraway or fennel). The shelves will also stock varieties of punsch, vodka, brännvin and schnapps.
New Nordic will open in October.