November 07 2016
Taste of Iceland in Toronto 2016
Enjoy Icelandic food, music, film and more during this exciting cultural weekend in Toronto!
Taste of Iceland returns to Toronto for the sixth time November 10-13 to celebrate various aspects of Icelandic culture. Attendees will have the chance to experience authentic Icelandic cuisine at Jump, enjoy the free Reykjavik Calling concert at The Horseshoe Tavern and more during this four-day festival. RSVP to this four-day festival on Facebook, and don’t forget to share your experience with us on Instagram and Twitter by tagging @IcelandNatural with #TasteofIceland. Plus, our new Snapchat geofilter will be available during Reykjavik Calling at The Horseshoe Tavern and at Jump to celebrate our Icelandic menu.
We’ll make some exciting announcements over the next few weeks, so be sure to keep checking this page for updated information!
FOOD: Icelandic Menu at Jump | Nov. 10-13
Sigurður Helgason of Iceland’s very own Grillið will fly to Toronto to collaborate with local chef Miheer Shete at Jump. Sigurður is one of Iceland’s premier chefs; he has competed in multiple international competitions and is the 2016 coach for Iceland’s Culinary team. Miheer Shete is Jump’s new chef de cuisine who will help Sigurður create a tasty Icelandic-Canadian menu! Brennivin cocktails will be served all night long by mixologist, Julien Lavoie, including the specially crafted Icelandic Mulled Wine.
MUSIC: Reykjavik Calling at The Horseshoe Tavern | Nov. 12
This year, Reykjavik Calling will be held at The Horseshoe Tavern in partnership with local Toronto radio station CIUT. Come enjoy the free Icelandic-Canadian collaborative concert featuring Icelandic musicians Axel Flóvent and Ceasetone, alongside the dynamic Canadian duo LAL. Admission to the free concert will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis at The Horseshoe Tavern. Must be 19+ to enter.
WHEN: Nov. 12 | Doors open at 9:00pm | Show starts at 9:30pm
WHERE: The Horseshoe Tavern | 370 Queen Street West | Toronto, ON | M5V 2A2
Axel Flóvent (Iceland) | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | SoundCloud
Ceasetone (Iceland) | Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | SoundCloud
LAL (Toronto) | Website | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
LITERATURE: The Write Stuff: Why Iceland Inspires Us to Put Pen to Paper | Nov. 11
This literary event celebrates Iceland’s robust storytelling culture with a discussion led by Iceland’s First Lady Eliza Reid, a Reykjavik-based writer and editor who co-founded the Iceland Writers Retreat. Iceland is one of the most popular destinations for creative minds, and Reid will focus her talk on what makes Iceland so inspirational for lovers of the written word. Attendees can learn about, discuss and purchase novels from highly-acclaimed Icelandic authors.
WHEN: Nov. 11 | 6:00 pm
WHERE: McNally Books | 366 Bay St. | Toronto, ON | M5H 4B2
FILM: Of Horses and Men | Nov. 12
Of Horses and Men is a country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Set almost exclusively outdoors, the film showcases Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes. Celebrated director Benedikt Erlingsson’s debut feature film, Of Horses and Men won The Nordic Council Prize, Scandinavia’s most prestigious film award, among many others. Presented by Iceland Naturally, this free event is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Film not recommended for children.
WHEN: Nov. 12 | 12:00 pm
WHERE: The Royal | 608 College St. | Toronto, ON | M6G 1B4
Sunday Evening Ticketed Event at Jump | Nov. 13
Close out the weekend with a special ticketed event at Jump! The interactive event will showcase the best Icelandic cuisine and guests will be treated with a special music performance by Axel Flóvent. Check back here for more information and tickets.
WHEN: Nov. 13
RESERVATIONS AND TICKETS: Website
COST: 115 CAD
MUSICAL PERFORMANCES: Axel Flóvent
From November 11-13, 2016, Icelandair representatives will take to the streets of Toronto and the surrounding metropolitan area with an exciting scavenger hunt, offering locals a daily chance to win a pair of round-trip tickets to Iceland. Additional giveaways include gift certificates for travel on Icelandair, t-shirts, Icelandic music compilations and more.
How can you participate?
- During the three-day giveaway, Icelandair will provide a password on Facebook and Twitter, along with clues to help find the location of each day’s tickets
Clues will be given at various times of the day until the tickets are found
The first person to arrive at the secret location and reveal the password to the Icelandair representative(s) will win round-trip tickets for two to Iceland
About Taste of Iceland
Taste of Iceland in Toronto is presented by Iceland Naturally in cooperation with Icelandair, Reyka Vodka, Blue Lagoon, Visit Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial Water, Promote Iceland, Brennivín, Icelandic Provisions, Iceland Airwaves, Iceland Music Export, CIUT, Jump and Horseshoe Tavern.
About Iceland Naturally
Iceland Naturally is a cooperative marketing organization that promotes the services, products and culture of Iceland. Through events, promotions and online marketing initiatives, Iceland Naturally introduces Iceland’s creativity and natural wonders to North Americans. The group is comprised of Iceland’s top companies and organizations: Icelandair, Icelandic Group, Islandsbanki, Reyka Vodka, City of Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial Water,Blue Lagoon, Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Landsvirkjun, Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson, Promote Iceland, Icelandic Provisions and the Government of Iceland