Friday, March 14, 2014

St. Patrick or Icelandic Culture?

This weekend we are skipping all the St. Patrick's Day so-called celebrations in favor of basking in the culture of one of our favorite places:  Iceland.  We began last night at Rialto in Cambridge with Chef Hákon Már Örvarsson, getting a tasty preview of the menu for Taste Of Iceland 2014.  If you've never heard about it, it's an event held each year that celebrates Icelandic culture.  We dined on Icelandic Lamb, Langostine Tails in herbs and butter, and Pickled Herring (the best I've ever had).  All of the ingredients are being directly flown in, super fresh, from Iceland on Icelandair.  Saturday night, music will take over at the Middle East, Cambridge, where the Reykjavik Calling celebration brings us Retro Stefson (band members pictured above) who will provide a free concert. Iceland is a very cool place filled with many great wonderful Chefs and artists and we can't wait to head back for a visit.  In the meantime, Taste Of Iceland is tiding us over nicely!  For more information on modern Icelandic culture and beautiful photos check out Iceland Review.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry that I'm missing out on this! My spouse and I love Iceland and go whenever we can get away from a quick weekend. For what its worth, IcelandAir is running packages right now, $799 all inclusive deals and the flight is just under five hours from Boston.