There's a 5-day Icelandic festival in Toronto next month

Oct 3 2018, 7:46 pm

Celebrate Icelandic culture in Toronto this November when Taste of Iceland returns.

The five-day festival is on from November 1 to 5 and will showcase food, music, art, and innovative design from the Nordic nation.

“We are very excited to once again bring Icelandic culture to the city of Toronto,” says Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Festival Director, Taste of Iceland. “Each year, Toronto welcomes us with enthusiasm for our unique culture and helps bring the festival to life. We hope this year’s Taste of Iceland will emanate the best of our country’s music, culinary and design scene and inspire even more Canadians to visit Iceland.”

Perhaps the most exciting event is the annual Icelandic Tasting Menu, which runs from November 1 to 4 at Leña.

The event has enlisted the talents of Chef Fannar Vernharðsson, one of Iceland’s most highly regarded culinary experts. He is currently the head chef at Mathus Garðabæjar and is a former executive chef at Vox Restaurant in Reykjavík. Vernharðsson has been a member of the Icelandic culinary team since 2011. He will work alongside Leña’s executive chef, Julie Marteleira for her second season with the festival.

Premier mixologist Teitur Ridderman Schioth, one of the country’s elite bartenders, will add a flavourful twist to the week’s festivities. Schioth’s curated festival cocktails can be experienced alongside Vernharðsson’s tasting menu, from November 1 – 4, or on their own for an added evening of revelry at the Cocktail Kickoffon Friday, November 2.

Taste of Iceland

When: November 1 to 5
Where: Participating venues in Toronto.

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