Two Michelin-Starred Chef Emma Bengtsson Teams Up With Aquavit London For One-Off Dinner

If you love Scandinavian cuisine and Michelin-starred mouthfuls, book your place at this rare upcoming four-hands dinner at Aquavit London in St James’s Market

Calling all gourmands! For one night only on Friday 8th July, Emma Bengtsson, Executive Chef at the two-Michelin-starred Nordic restaurant Aquavit New York, is heading to London to cook up a seven-course Scandinavian storm alongside Jonas Karlsson, Head Chef at Aquavit London in St James’s Market.

Celebrating the very finest of Scandinavian cuisine, this unique one-off menu will showcase the freshest local ingredients and honour traditional cooking methods championed by both chefs. With tickets available for £110 per person, book your place to devour delicious plates composed with stunning presentation with the likes of Norwegian halibut crudo, seared scallops and salmon galore on the ‘set list’.

The very first Swedish female chef to be awarded two Michelin stars (and the only second female chef based in the United States to do so) Bengtsson is praised for her inspiring interpretations of classic Scandinavian savoury dishes and desserts. Having garnered critical acclaim throughout her rise from Pastry Chef to Executive Chef at Aquavit New York, now, she is landing in London to join forces with Jonas Karlsson on a limited-edition menu that will transport guests’ tastebuds on a journey through Scandinavia.

The seven-course menu is as follows:

Lightly cured salmon, split peas & lemon emulsion tartlet (London)

Seeded cracker, smoked vegan cheese, apple, kohlrabi & chives (NY)


Norwegian halibut crudo, pickled girolles, parsley & mustard frills (London)


Seared scallop, young carrots & turnips, sea buckthorn hollandaise (NY)


Arctic char, braised gem lettuce, marinated Isle of White tomatoes, basil (London)


Roasted duck breast, rhubarb, summer onions & broad beans (NY)


Coconut cake, strawberries & fresh quark espuma (NY)

Make it happen
Where: Aquavit London, St James’s Market, 1 Carlton Street, London, SW1Y 4QQ
Where: Friday 8 July 2022
How: Tickets cost £110.00pp. Find out more and make a booking via

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