Einsi kaldi - restaurant
Vestmannabraut 28, Hotel Vestmannaeyjar
+354 481 1415
+354 698 2572
The owner of the restaurant also bears the same name, Einar Bjorn Arnason, born and raised on the Island where he has also established himself, providing a catering service at the local community/conference center under the name of the restaurant. The restaurant "Einsi Kaldi" itself is located on the ground floor of Hotel Vestmannaeyjar. Einar graduated from the Culinary Arts college Menntaskólinn í Kópavogi, Iceland, in the spring of 2007, having previously studied in the baking and pastry trade. He was employed as a baker for four years, which is an experience that he has greatly benefitted from as a chef. Einar completed his Masters in the Spring of 2012.
Einar is very devoted to his hometown, family and roots and was always determent to return to Vestmanneyjar, where he now lives with his wife and three children.
Of course it is not as simple for one who lives on an isolated Island in the middle of the ocean to follow all the latest trends and changes in the catering industry and there is always a danger of getting stagnated in the profession. Einar is very aware of this fact and has made an effort to keep in contact with his colleagues on the mainland by frequent visits, during which they trade ideas and recipes, which helps keep Einar fresh in his trade and current with the latest trends of each moment.
In his cooking Einar greatly enjoys putting his magic and imagination into delicious seafood-dishes and for that he is renowned. His interest in working with fresh fish is not really surprising since he is so close to one of our richest fishing grounds, which gives him the opportunity to obtain fresh products from the boats daily. He actuallly puts a great emphasis on obtaining his products locally, such as cliff- and seabirds along with various herbs picked on the Island.
The catering service was established in 2008. The company is a fast growing service provider, located in "Höllin", or the "Palace", which is an outstanding special events- / conference center. We offer a all around catering service, tailor made to the needs of the customer.
In 2014 to 2017, Einar was the main Chef for the Icelandic national soccer team and went of course with them to France.
Höllin or "the Palace" is a outstanding special events- / conference center wich seats around 600 people, making it an ideal venue for large parties. Einsi Kaldi restaurant seats 80 people and is very suitable for parties. And if those venues do not fit your needs we will assist you in finding one who does.
Thus we try to cater to our customers' every wish and imagination. Each event is prepared to serve the customers' wishes and adjusted to their needs, whether it is to be held in someones backyard, in a cave, on board a boat, in the lavafield or anywhere else for some or no particular reason.
The restaurant ,,Einsi Kaldi" is located at the ground floor of Hotel Vestmannaeyjar in a building with a long and remarkable history. The restaurant has been open since 2011 and seats 80 people.