News Tagged with “Eating and Drinking”

Smári Organics markets their skyr as Icelandic yoghurt, not skyr, although the product is actually skyr.

Organic Icelandic skyr in the US

yesterday Skyr is becoming very popular in the US. Icelander Smári Ásmundsson is the founder of Smári Organics which produces the only organic skyr on the US market.

The Bike Cave is famous for their vegan burgers.

A bike cave and café in a picturesque quarter of Reykjavik

27 Mar Called the Bike Cave, the venue offers cheap, good fast food, including a now famous vegan burger.

All the staff are either Icelandic or have lived in Iceland.

Icelandic coffee shop opens in Vienna

16 Mar A new Icelandic coffee shop called Home- Icelandic and Home Cooking opened recently in Vienna, Austria. The menu is inspired by Icelandic culture.

Golden redfish is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.

Recipe: Golden redfish with chilli

14 Mar A rare fish is now available from the Bónus supermarket chain in Iceland - golden redfish from fish company Norðanfiskur. Golden redfish is not a common food in Iceland.

The two Julias at Julia & Julia.

Gorgeous bar and bakery opens on Hverfisgata

9 Mar A new bar and bakery called Julia & Julia has opened on Reykjavik's central street of Hverfisgata, inside the Culture House.

Icelandic scallop with smoked butter.

Haust gets special mention at Food and Fun

7 Mar The annual Food and Fun festival in Reykjavik took place last weekend. One of the restaurants to get a special mention for outstanding cuisine was Haust, a restaurant that opened last year in the Fosshótel hotel at Höfðatorg in Reykjavik's financial district.

The first branch of Brauð & Co is located in this funky building in downtown Frakkastígur, This photo was taken during last week's bout of heavy snow.

Reykjavik's hippest bakery opens new branches

6 Mar Brauð & Co, a bakery located in a colourful building in Frakkastígur in downtown Reykjavik has fast become one of Reykjavik's popular bakeries, famous for its sourdough bread and cinnamon buns. This spring, it opens two new branches.

Taco Pescado - fish taco at El Santo.

Authentic Mexican food beneath the Northern Lights

3 Mar El Santo is a new Mexican restaurant which opened on Hverfisgata in Reykjavik a fortnight ago. It's already becoming one of the most popular restaurants in the city which indicates that this northernmost capital of Europe was craving for a dose of spicy, sunny food.

Salted meat and split pea soup are usually served with carrots, rutabega and potatoes.

Icelandic day of overeating

28 Feb Salted lamb and lentil soup. This is what a typical Icelander eats today at Sprengidagur (eat-until-you-burst-day). Múlakaffi Restaurant is known for serving traditional Icelandic food, they cook over 1000 litres of soup and 1 ½ ton of meat today.

Apparently Icelandic customers can't wait to get their hands on this.

First Icelandic licorice skyr to hit the shops

28 Feb A new flavour has been produced for skyr by Icelandic dairy company KEA. It's licorice flavour, a taste that has never been more popular in Iceland.

These trendy "bollur" are filled with things like toblerone, strawberries and champagne and licorice- star anise.

Today is bun day in Iceland!

27 Feb To mark the beginning of Lent, Icelanders celebrate with three days next week: Bolludagur on Monday, Sprengidagur on Tuesday and Öskudagur on Wednesday. Bolludagur, or bun day is a day to feast on cream-filled buns.

Owner Kristinn Vilbergsson, Ólafur Ágústsson managing director of Dill, head chef Ragnar Eiríksson and Gunnar Karl Gíslason,one of the founders of Dill, receiving their Michelin star.

First Michelin star for an Icelandic restaurant goes to Dill

22 Feb "This is a game changer for us and draws the world's attention to our restaurant," says Kristinn Vilbergsson, one of the owners of Dill restaurant in Reykjavik. He's currently in Stockholm being presented with a Michelin star for Dill, the first restaurant in Iceland to receive this honour.

Reyksoðið folaldafilet með bláberjadressingu.

Icelandic horse meat sold at a high price in Japan

21 Feb Around 600 kilos of Icelandic horse meat are exported to Japan every week from Iceland. The meat, which has been popular in Iceland through the ages, is highly priced in Japan. Hopes are up to increase the export to 2.5 to 3 tonnes each week.

Dill Restaurant offers New Nordic cuisine, it's also White Guide's highest rated restaurant in Iceland.

Nordic cuisine: From culinary disaster zone to NOMA

19 Feb The turn of tides in Nordic gastronomy has probably not escaped the notice of anyone with eyes on the culinary scene. From being what central Europeans referred to as a culinary disaster zone to Nordic chefs winning some of the world’s most prestigious culinary prizes.

An evening of vegan food and organic French wines was the second in the unique pop-up restaurant series.

A foodie trip in Iceland to a secret destination

8 Feb The people behind Kex Hostel, pizza restaurant Hverfigata 12 and the famed Dill restaurant are now offering a most wonderful foodie experience taking place on four consecutive Sunday nights.

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