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    October 01 2015

    Taste of Iceland in Toronto 2015

    Experience Icelandic food, music, film and more at this action-packed cultural event from Nov. 12-15!

    Thank you to everyone who came out to our final Taste of Iceland event of 2015! Toronto was a huge success and we hope everyone who attended enjoyed experiencing Icelandic food, culture, music and more! Takk!

    Taste of Iceland returns to Toronto November 12-15 to celebrate various aspects of Icelandic culture for the fifth time. Attendees will have the chance to experience authentic Icelandic cuisine at Luma, enjoy the free Reykjavik Calling concert at Adelaide Hall and more during this four-day festival. Join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram by using #TasteofIceland. We’ll be making some exciting announcements over the next few weeks, so be sure to keep checking this page for updated information!

    Icelandic Menu at Luma | Thursday, November 12-Saturday, November 14
    Ylfa Helgadóttir, chef de cuisine and owner of Kopar, will fly to Toronto to collaborate with local chefs Michael Wilson and Anthony Walsh at Luma. Ylfa has won numerous awards for her cooking and is part of Iceland's national team of chefs. Chef Wilson applies his impressive experience, creative techniques and passion for innovation in the kitchen as the Chef de Cuisine at Luma, and Chef Walsh relies on the vast Canadian landscape to create inspired regional Canadian cuisine. Join Luma bar manager Sara Kuz as she mixes up some unique, Icelandic-inspired cocktails!

    • WHEN: Nov. 12-14
    • WHERE: Luma | 350 King St W | Toronto, ON | M5V 3C6
    • MENU: Four course menu 
    • SIGNATURE COCKTAIL: Violet Mojito
    • COST: $75 (excluding wine pairings)
    • RESERVATIONS: Online or 647-288-4715

    Reykjavik Calling | Saturday, November 14
    Reykjavik Calling, a free, open-to-the-public concert showcasing two Icelandic acts alongside a local Toronto band and DJ, comes to Adelaide Hall on Nov. 14. Presented by Indie88, this year’s lineup features Icelandic bands Samaris and Airplane and Spaceship and Toronto artists Prince Innocence and RALPH. Admission to the concert will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be 19+.

    • WHEN: Nov. 14 | Doors open at 7pm | Concert 8-11pm
    • WHERE: Adelaide Hall | 250 Adelaide St W | Toronto, ON | M5H 1X6
    • COST: Free 
    • RSVP: Eventbrite

       Samaris (Iceland) | Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | SoundCloud

      Airplane and Spaceship (Iceland)Facebook | Youtube

       Prince Innocence (Toronto) | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

      RALPH (Toronto) | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SoundCloud

    Taste of Iceland in Toronto

    Icelandic Film Festival at The Royal Cinema | Sunday, November 15
    Join Iceland Naturally for an Icelandic Film Festival at The Royal Cinema on Nov. 15. Presented by the Reykjavik Shorts & Docs Festival, this free event is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis and will conclude with a Q&A session with Halla Kristín Einarsdóttir, director of Women in Red Stockings. 

    • WHEN: Nov. 15 | 1pm
    • WHERE: The Royal Cinema | 608 College St | Toronto, ON | M6G 1B4
    • COST: Free
    • PROGRAM: 90 minutes total | Click here to view.
    • RSVP: Eventbrite

    An Evening in Iceland | Sunday, November 15
    On Sunday, Nov. 15, Luma will host An Evening in Iceland, an interactive event showcasing the best Icelandic cuisine. Join chefs Helgadóttir, Wilson and Walsh for a meet and greet cocktail reception followed by a four-course tasting menu. Chefs will walk guests through the menu while they dine at communal tables and are treated to musical performances by Jófríður Ákadóttir of Samaris throughout the night. 19+ to enter.

    Iceland at a Watershed: Is it Different This Time Around?  | Friday, November 13
    Sponsored by the Icelandic-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, join Dr. Fridrik Mar Baldursson, professor of economics at Reykjavik University, for a discussion on the legacy of the 2008 banking crisis and how Iceland is poised to be in an enviable economic position. Learn more here.

    • WHEN: Nov. 13 | 3:30pm - 5pm
    • WHERE: Bennett Jones Office | 3400 One First Canadian Place | Toronto, ON | M5X 1A4
    • COST: Free
    • RSVP: Eventbrite

    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, Promote Iceland, Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson, Iceland Airwaves, Luma, Adelaide Hall, Indie88 and Now Magazine.

    About Iceland Naturally
    Iceland Naturally is a cooperative marketing organization that promotes the tourism, 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 Icelandair, Icelandic Group, Islandsbanki, Reyka Vodka, City of Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial Water, Blue Lagoon, Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Landsvirkjun, Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson, Promote Iceland and the Government of Iceland.

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