Eater Maine has published an interview with chef David Levi. Levi is currently working on opening a new restaurant in Portland to be called Vinland.
Why do you think Nordic cuisine will work in Maine?
Nordic food can’t be exported beyond that region, but the philosophy can be. What Noma and Faviken have done is to be influenced by (traditional) Nordic cuisine – and steadfastly refused to be influenced by the French – and to look to wild nature to make it more interesting and delicious. Part of why I wanted to go to Noma in the first place, is that it’s one of (a limited) number of restaurants that executes its vision flawlessly.