For something different, here’s your chance to get immersed in all things Icelandic. In it’s 4th year spanning multiple cities, The Taste of Iceland festival takes place here in downtown Toronto from Thursday, Nov 13th to Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014 in the form of prix fixe dining at Luma Restaurant as well as free concerts and films for the love of Reykjavik and beyond.

For an authentic experience, Iceland’s Chef Viktor Örn Andrésson (Lava Restaurant at the Blue Lagoon) will be here. He’s been named as the 2014 Nordic Chef of the Year and will be collaborating with Anthony Walsh (Corporate Executive Chef of O&B) and Michael Wilson (Luma’s chef de cuisine).

Chefs Viktor Örn Andrésson, Anthony Walsh and Michael Wilson. Images courtesy of Taste of Iceland, Cindy La and Garrison McArthur Photographers.

Chefs Viktor Örn Andrésson, Anthony Walsh and Michael Wilson. Images courtesy of Taste of Iceland, Cindy La and Garrison McArthur Photographers.

 

The trio have put together a four-course prix-fixe menu for $55.

Dishes include:
Icelandic Arctic Char: blow-torched and lemon-cured Arctic char, paired with Icelandic barley, horseradish and cucumber

Icelandic Cod + Langoustine: slowly cooked cod and dried seaweed söl from Stykkishólmur with lightly smoked langoustine salad, apple, black salsify and pickled onion

Icelandic Free-Range Lamb: roasted rack of lamb, sunchokes, wild mushrooms with carrots and Madeira glaze

Icelandic Viking Skyr: skyr (a low-fat Icelandic milk product similar to cheese) and wild blueberries, chocolate crémeux, marzipan cake, hazelnuts, skyr and lemon ice cream

For reservations, call Luma at 647.288.4715

An Evening in Iceland
For the full experience check out ‘An Evening in Iceland’ on Sunday, Nov. 16 where Luma and Andrésson will host an interactive ticketed event showcasing the best cuisine Iceland has to offer. Join chefs Andrésson, Walsh and Wilson for a meet and greet cocktail reception, followed by the four-course tasting menu. Chefs will walk guests through the menu while they dine at communal tables and are treated to the night’s entertainment by Toronto-Icelandic musician Lindy Vopnfjörð. Tickets are $120 and include four courses, wine pairings, tax and gratuity. To purchase tickets, click here.

For more info and the full schedule of free concerts and film screenings visit www.icelandnaturally.com
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