Chef Daniel Burns (previously of The Fat Duck, Noma and St John) has teamed up with Danish gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø to open a beer hall and restaurant in Brooklyn. Named Tørst, Danish for thirst, the watering hole features no fewer than 100 bottled beers and a state-of-the art draft system with 21 taps. Local design firm hOmE created an austere setting utilising oak and reclaimed woods for the tables, walls and flooring. Midcentury chairs come from Danish designer Børge Mogensen and light is provided by antique Danish street lamps. Danish artist Eske Kath and Swedish graphic designer Karl Grandin collaborated on quirky art for the bathrooms, while music by DJ Martin Fernando Jakobsen is a mix of Mongolian folk, Pakistani surf rock and Caribbean calypso.
A restaurant called Luksus (or 'luxury') will serve a five-course tasting menu combining seasonal North American ingredients with the flavors and techniques of Scandinavia - all paired with exclusive beers, of course.