FREE EVENT – Saturday September 26th is the day for celebration of all things Icelandic. The country that gave the world Bjork, is also a country of amazing culinary experiences and extraordinarily talented chefs.
Surrounded by seas of fresh fish, Iceland is known for their sustainable fishing practices and high quality seafood catches. Stop by the pop-up for a delicious taste of the seas. Open for brunch and dinner, the space will be featuring acclaimed Icelandic Chef Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson. His menu will offer guests a taste of a very unique region of the world, with ingredients like fresh fish, langoustine or lamb straight from Iceland. Chef Vigfusson is one of Iceland’s most innovative young chefs and has attracted international buzz as chef of LAVA Restaurant. This is your chance to experience the picturesque Nordic country.
Icelandic Brunch with Chef Thráinn Freyr Vigfusson (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Brunch Icelandic style with Chef Thráinn Freyr Vigfusson’s delicious menu featuring both traditional Icelandic ingredients in new, surprising ways, and inventive Reyka Vodka and Brennivin cocktails. ($75)
￼Icelandic Knitting Demonstration with Steinunn Harðardóttir (1 – 2 p.m.)
In Iceland, it’s more truth than myth that sheep outnumber Icelanders – by quite a bit. Pay homage to the country’s main export of wool with this Icelandic knitting demonstration, led by Steinunn Harðardóttir.
Musical Performance: Hermigervill (2 – 3 p.m.)
Iceland Cuisine Q&A with Chef Thráinn Freyr Vigfusson (3– 3:30 p.m.)
World Champion and Bocuse d’Or contestant chef, Thráinn Freyr Vigfusson of Blue Lagoon’s LAVA restaurant, will hold an open forum between the morning’s brunch and the evening’s dinner receptions, diving into the sustainability, tradition, and innovation in Iceland cuisine.
Iceland Film Presentation with Gréta Ólafsdóttir (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.)
Join local Icelandic New York documentary director and producer Gréta Ólafsdóttir in an interactive presentation on the history and current state of the Icelandic film industry.
Musical Performance: Margrét Hjaltested and Friends (3 – 4 p.m.)
Enjoy classical music like never before with Icelandic violinist Margrét Hjaltested and her
￼string trio in this performance of a variety of Icelandic classical arrangements. Musical
Performance: Curver Thoroddsen (4 – 5 p.m.)
Gender Equality Q&A with Einar Gunnarsson, Iceland’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (4:30 – 5:15 p.m.)
Take part in the global conversation of gender equality worldwide with Icelandic Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson, who will be discussing the state of gender equality today in Iceland.
Musical Performance: Hermigervill (5:15 – 6 p.m.)
Iceland Music Video Series with Curver Thoroddsen (5 – 6 p.m.)
Icelandic artist and musician Curver Thoroddsen welcomes lovers of music and visual artists to participate in an hour of storytelling and interactive music video presentations to introduce an American audience to the pulse of music and art in Iceland.
Musical Performance: Curver Thoroddsen (6 – 7 p.m.)
A Taste of Iceland with Chef Thráinn Freyr Vigfusson (7 – 10 p.m.)
This once-in-a-blue-lagoon dinner, prepared by Icelandic chef Thráinn Freyr Vigfusson, highlights Iceland’s fresh local fish, langoustine and lamb. Reyka Ambassador Trevor Schneider will demonstrate his smooth cocktail making with Reyka Vodka, Brennivin, Icelandic Glacial Water and other Nordic ingredients. ($150)
Reykjavik Shorts & Docs (8 – 10 p.m.)
Discover the best in Icelandic film, enjoy a series of Icelandic film screenings specially curated by the Reykjavik Shorts & Docs Festival.
Presented by The Consulate General of Iceland, Iceland Naturally & Reyka Vodka