Work finished early yesterday so we were able to get to Vandaag right when they opened. It's is a Scandinavian restaurant in the East Village. Everything about this place is clean and precise: the design is spacious and bright, the food is simple even though there are lots of unfamiliar flavors. We started with a tasting of akavits in cool looking bottles: (strawberry with peppercorns, pineapple, horseradish, cardamom) They were unusual but the flavors were clear and bright. There was also a delicious pickled oyster that came with a shot glass of it's pickling juice.Bitterballen are oxtail croquettes
Clams in parsnip and akavit sauce (this had a licorice flavor) with parsnip fries. I loved letting the fries get soaked in all the juices.