Taste of Iceland Returns to Toronto


TORONTO — Taste of Iceland will return to Toronto next week to offer a glimpse into Icelandic culture.

Now in its seventh year, the festival will feature a tasting menu at Leña, a concert showcasing some of the country’s top talent, a short-film program and free literary and visual arts events.

On November 9 to 11, Leña will welcome chef Viktor Örn Andrésson and Icelandic mixologist, Kári Sigurðsson. Andrésson has collaborated with Leña’s executive chef, Julie Marteleira, as well as chef Anthony Walsh to create a four-course prix fixe menu for $76. The menu embraces time-honoured Icelandic ingredients in all four dishes, including grilled langoustine, arctic char, fried lamb fillet and skyr.

A few days later, Leña and chef Andrésson will host An Evening in Iceland, an immersive event showcasing the best of Icelandic music, cuisine and drinks. Guests will be treated to a live performance by Icelandic/Canadian singer-songwriter Sigrún Stella Bessason during the cocktail reception, followed by the opportunity to meet and hear from chefs Andrésson and Marteleira as they speak to the features and ingredients of each dish. Tickets to the event are $120 and include a specialty cocktail, entertainment and a four-course dinner with wine pairings.

Further details on the event are available at icelandnaturally.com.

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