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Gunnar Karl to become head chef at new NYC restaurant owned by Noma founder

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  • New adventures Chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason, who owns Dill restaurant in Reykjavík, is moving to New York City. Photo/Valli

Icelandic chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason will take on the position of head chef at Claus Meyer’s new restaurant which is to open in the western half of Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall in New York City next year.

Gunnar Karl used to co-own and head Dill Restaurant at Hverfisgata, Reykjavík, a long-time favourite among foodies of all nationalities, while Claus Meyer is one of the founders of Michelin starred restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark.  
The new restaurant is set to open in January next year and will serve delicious food with a Nordic twist.

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“Gunnar’s curious nature and his ability to combine modern cooking with more traditional Nordic methods works well with our vision, which is to serve Nordic inspired dishes which are simple, wholesome, and created from locally sourced produce,” Claus said.

Gunnar plans to incorporate Nordic products, such as Icelandic seaweed and Finish mushrooms, with locally sourced produce to create stunning, new dishes that are sure to wow American foodies. 

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