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Aska is, of course, the "real" restaurant that one of the guys from Frej opened up with the FOH/cocktail guy from EMP and then Atera. Like Frej, it's in the Kinfolk Studio space in Williamsburg. Unl

Going back 25 pages or so, I'll try to restate my original view on this again. The only time I've questioned the overall value of a tasting menu meal is when I've been disappointed with some aspect o

Though I shouldn't make assumptions, I'm just guessing your date wasn't picking up the tab. There can be an inverse correlation between excitement level and skin in the game. (Do correct me if I'm ass

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Hey wait a minute!

 

 

 

The dining room has no bar, like a growing number of restaurants.

 

 

Bars are a major profit center for restaurants. Why would he not want to take advantage of that?

 

 

If it was about money, he'd cook the brussel sprouts. With some bacon.

 

 

You mean having a bar would betray his vision?

 

 

Having a bar has doubled and blurred mine.

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The article's from 2013. The menu + wine pairings is now NOK 4,000 (vs. the quoted NOK 3,250), but currently an exchange rate steal at USD 475 (vs. USD 570). "I, myself, am not convinced that harvesting according to the moon phases, burying shit-filled horns, or using fermented urine as fertilizer has any direct affect on the crops or the produce." Now that's a relief.

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You know, I really might get the juice pairings. I hate these long tasting menu meals where you can't remember the last third of the menu cuz you got so drunk.

 

(I realize this is mucking up the Aska thread with talk of a restaurant in Oslo. But Aksa isn't even reopen yet.)

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