A Taste of Iceland in New York 2013

Experience Icelandic Culture October 3-6

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Taste of Iceland in NYC 2013! Click here to view a recap of the weekend's events, and stay tuned to see what city Taste of Iceland will head to next!


A Taste of Iceland is bringing the vibrant culture of Iceland to New York City for the first time this fall! The five-day event will celebrate Iceland's food, and music from October 2-6, giving NYC a taste of what life is like in Iceland.

Check out this video for more information and follow our A Taste of Iceland Tumblr for updates and event recaps as the cultural festival draws closer! Click here to RSVP for A Taste of Iceland in New York on Facebook.

chef_pic_new_york A Taste of Iceland Events

Icelandic Menu at NORTH Food Festival, October 3 & 6
Experience the cuisine that changed modern cooking at the NORTH Nordic Food Festival October 2-7, and enjoy a special Icelandic menu at ACME in Manhattan. ACME's chef Mads Refslund, co-founder of Noma, is teaming up with chef Gunnar Karl Gislason from Reykjavik's famous Dill restaurant to bring the Icelandic and Nordic cuisine to your front door. Whether you come for lunch, dinner or both, you are guaranteed to be served a meal you will never forget. Discover what New Nordic truly means at ACME, one of New York's hottest restaurants.

  • WHEN: Dinner - Sunday, October 6th
  • WHERE: ACME, No. 9 Great Jones St., New York, NY 10012
  • PRICE: Dinner $160 (8 courses), tax and gratuity included.
  • RESERVATIONS (Required): 212-203-2121
Taste_of_Iceland_NewYork-1Iceland Airwaves and Filter Magazine Present Reykjavik Calling, October 5

Reykjavik Calling, presented by Iceland Airwaves and Filter Magazine Culture Collide, will feature three of the best emerging Icelandic musicians, collaborating with two New York acts for a night of unique musical performances. Admission is FREE with ticket. Must be 18 years or older to enter.




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How Do Little Frogs Fly? Small States in the International System, October 4
As part of A Taste of Iceland in New York, the Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate General of Iceland in New York invites you to a lecture lead by 

Professor Baldur Thorhallsson, 'Class of 1955' Visiting Professor of International Studies at Williams College, Massachusetts, at the Consulate General of Iceland in New York on October 4th. The focus of the lecture will be on the role of small states in the international system. Topics to be discussed will include: Vulnerability of Small States, Domestic Arrangement & Democratic Corporatism, External Arrangement & Alliance Formation, and a discussion regarding how small states can become proactive.

The lecture takes place on Friday, October 4th from 4-5 PM, followed by an hour-long networking session. The Consulate General of Iceland in New York is located at 800 Third Avenue, 36th Floor. There is limited seating so please RSVP to iacc@mfa.is before October 2nd

NORTH Events

Master Classes in New Nordic Cuisine

Learn about New Nordic cuisine from some of the most talented Scandinavian chefs in the world. Attendees will listen to the chefs discuss their passion for their Nordic heritage while preparing signature dishes that are specific to their region. Click here to buy tickets.CookingClassesNORTH

  • WHEN: Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6
  • WHERE: The International Culinary Center
  • PRICE: Half day (morning or afternoon) $99, Full day $150 / Tickets
Nordic Christmas Cooking Class

In this nostalgic and inspiring cooking class, chef Bengtsson will take you to the Nordic region at Christmas time. Learn how to cook some of the most iconic Nordic Christmas dishes and how to create a lavish Nordic Christmas table. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for anyone who loves the holidays! Click here to buy tickets.iceland xmas ornament

  • WHEN: Sunday, October 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • WHERE: The International Culinary Center
  • PRICE: $149 / Tickets

Click here for more information about NORTH's various master classes, which last all weekend!

About NORTH
Produced by Honest Cooking Magazine, in collaboration with Restaurant Aquavit and the International Culinary Center, NORTH is the first ever Nordic gastronomy festival to take place in New York City. NORTH will take place Wednesday, October 2 through Monday, October 7 with the majority of events being held at the ICC in SoHo. For information on how to buy tickets, and to read more about participating restaurants and chefs, please visit www.northfoodfestival.com.

About A Taste of Iceland

A Taste of Iceland is presented by Iceland Naturally, in cooperation with Iceland Responsible Fisheries, Icelandair, Reyka Vodka, 66° North, Blue Lagoon, Icelandic Glacial Water, Promote Iceland, ACME, Filter Magazine and Le Poisson Rouge. "Like" us on Facebook, follow @IcelandNatural on Twitter and use the #TasteofIceland hashtag for up-to-date news and information on A Taste of Iceland in New York.

About Iceland Naturally
Iceland Naturally is a cooperative marketing organization that promotes the tourism, services, products and culture of Iceland. It represents the true essence of Iceland, its creativity and spectacular natural wonders. The group is comprised of Icelandair, Icelandic Brand Seafood, Islandsbanki, Reyka Vodka, City of Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial Water, 66° NORTH, Blue Lagoon, Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Landsvirkjun, Promote Iceland and the Government of Iceland. For more information, please visit www.icelandnaturally.com.