Thursday, October 06, 2016

Taste of Iceland Festival 2016

@IcelandNatural presents the cuisine, music, film and literature of Iceland comes back to Toronto November 10 to 13. You can enjoy the Taste of Iceland at Oliver & Bonacini's Jump at 18 Wellington Street West. 

“We’re thrilled to return to Toronto for the festival’s sixth year,” said Kristjana Rós Guðjohnsen, manager for the festival. “We have an incredible lineup, showcasing some remarkable Icelandic talent and we can’t wait to share the cultural experience with the city.”

"Icelandic Menu: This year, Taste of Iceland brings noted chef Sigurður Helgason, executive chef of the much-acclaimed Grillið Restaurant, to Toronto. Having worked in Luxembourg, England, Ireland and New York, Helgason has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and has earned a reputation as one of the best chefs in Iceland. Helgason has a delicious menu in store, which he will present at Oliver & Bonacini’s Jump (18 Wellington St. W.), in collaboration with Jump’s newly appointed chef de cuisine, chef Miheer. Having served as chef de cuisine at Bannock as well as O&B Café Grill, Bayview Village, Miheer brings a breadth of experience and a relentless passion to the table."
Chef Sigurður Helgason and Chef Miheer 

"Reykjavik Calling: The famed Icelandic-North American collaboration concert, hits TorontoSaturday, Nov. 12. This free, open-to-the-public concert, presented by CIUT, will take place at the Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen St. W). Experience some of Iceland’s top musical performances, Axel Flóvent and Ceasetone, as they play alongside a local act. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Featured artists: Axel Flóvent (Iceland): Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Instagram and Ceasetone (Iceland): Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Instagram"
Iceland’s Axel Flóvent and Ceasetone 

"Icelandic Writers Retreat: This literary event celebrates Iceland’s robust storytelling culture with a discussion led byEliza Reid, Iceland’s first lady. A writer and editor, Eliza helped found the Iceland Writers Retreat, an annual gathering for published and aspiring writers. 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."

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