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Taste of Iceland Chicago September 1-3 2022 _ Inspired by Iceland – Google Chrome 8_18_2022 3_39_42 PM
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Taste of Iceland 2022 is touring the US and stops in Chicago September 1st -3rd. During the festival, locals can transport themselves to Iceland through a series of events inspired by and in celebration of the best of Icelandic culture through food, beverage, music, literature, films, art, and more.


Icelandic Menu at Bistronomic:

Location: Bistronomic

840 N. Wabash Ave

September 1-3, starting at 5pm

 Hosted daily starting at 5:00 p.m. from September 1 – 3 at Bistronomic, Icelandic Chef Arnar Páll Sigrúnarson, will work in partnership with Bistronomic chef, Martial Noguier, to design a three-course menu of traditional Nordic fare, inspired by some of the most beloved dishes at Blue Lagoon´s Lava Restaurant. The prix-fixe menu is $80 per person, with an optional curated wine or Icelandic cocktail pairing for an additional $40, per person. On Sunday, September 4, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., guests can also enjoy an Icelandic addition to Bistronomic’s brunch menu. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling (312) 944-8400 and additional information can be found HERE.


Reykjavik Calling Concert:

Location: Martyr’s

3855 N Lincoln Ave

September 1st from 7-11pm

The Reykjavik Calling Concert will celebrate Icelandic music, with performances by Lón, RAKEL, Axel Flóvent, and DJ Hermigervill. The trio behind Lón, Valdimar Guðmundsson, Ásgeir Aðalsteinsson and Ómar Guðjónsson, bring together new Americana with their Icelandic roots for Nordic take on folk music. Axel Flóvent, an alternative/indie artist from Iceland whose newest album, ‘You Stay by the Sea’ is inspired by the search for a place to feel at peace taps into the DIY spirit of his earliest recordings. RAKEL has previously collaborated with both artists with her vocals and violin. Reykjavik Calling  is free to attend, and doors open at 7 p.m. Guests can register for tickets HERE. The Reykjavik Calling Concert curated by the Iceland Airwaves festival, which will take place November 3-5 in Reykjavik. For more information on the festival and lineup, visit Iceland Airwaves.


Icelandic Cocktail Class:

Location: The Exchange

224 S Michigan Ave

September 2nd, from 5-7pm

A two-hour Icelandic Cocktail Class hosted by Reyka Vodka and Ólafsson Gin. DJ Hermigervill will welcome guests, and Ólafsson Gin’s Brand Representative and Mixologist, Tóta as well as Reyka Vodka’s Brand Representative, will make four different cocktails using the different Icelandic spirits. Attendees must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID to attend and consume alcohol. The Cocktail Class is free to attend, and guests can register for tickets HERE.


Lamb Film Screening:

Location: Logan Theatre

2646 N Milwaukee Ave

September 2nd, 8pm

Guests can enjoy the directorial debut from Valdimar Jóhannsson, in this dark and atmospheric folktale. A childless couple in rural Iceland make an alarming discovery one day in their sheep barn and soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature. Lamb was considered for the 94th Academy Awards as the official submission of Iceland for the Best Foreign Film category. Following the screening, Director, Valdimar Johannsson will host a discussion and Q&A session, moderated by film critic, Keith Phipps. The Lamb Movie Screening is free to attend, and guests can register for tickets HERE.


Elemental Soundbath and Snack Bar:

Location: Yoga View

2211 N Elston Ave, Ste 200

September 3rd, 1pm

Icelandic Energy Healer, Jósa Goodlife, will take attendees on an elemental journey beyond time and space, with a deeply relaxing and uplifting program with healing sounds from Icelandic nature that will leave guests feeling rejuvenated. Attendees will receive a yoga mat, a facial towel, Silica Mud Mask and Body Oil, from Blue Lagoon Iceland; a blanket, compliments of Icelandair; and water from Icelandic Glacial. The Elemental Sound Bath is free to attend, and guests can register for tickets HERE.


The Write Stuff with Eliza Reid:

Location: After-Words Bookstore

23 E Illinois St

September 3rd, 4pm

Celebrate Iceland’s rich storytelling tradition with a talk hosted by First Lady of Iceland and co-founder of the Iceland Writers Retreat, Eliza Reid. Eliza will discuss her critically acclaimed book Secrets of the Sprakkar,’ and how she explored the cultural roots of Iceland’s attitude towards equality and examined how her home country can continue to progress. The Write Stuff with Eliza Reid is free to attend, and guests can register for tickets HERE.


Exploring Iceland with 66°North and Photographer Alex Strohl :

Location: Wildwood Studio

2183 W Roscoe St

September 3rd, 7pm

The photo exhibition titled, “Exploring Iceland with Alex Strohl” will display photos captured in Iceland by 66° North Brand Ambassador and adventure photographer, Alex Strohl. For more than a decade, the photographer and entrepreneur, Alex Strohl has pioneered the visual style of the outdoor industry, lauded by the likes of National Geographic, Outside Magazine, Gentleman’s Journal, and more. Through this exhibition and chat, Alex will share his experiences and stunning images taken in Iceland that tell the stories of his travels in The East Fjords of Iceland by sailboat & gravel bike. The Fireside Chat is free to attend, and guests can register for tickets HERE.




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