After taking Boston by storm for the past three years, the annual cultural celebration A Taste of Iceland returns yet again to The Hub in 2013 with variety of public events including Icelandic culinary promotions, a free live concert, film screenings and an art exhibit. Like” us on Facebook, follow @IcelandNatural on Twitter and use the #TasteofIceland hashtag for up-to-date news and information on A Taste of Iceland in Toronto. Click here to watch a video about A Taste of Iceland on the official Tumblr.
Schedule of Events
Icelandic Menu at Legal Sea Foods, March 8-12
Icelandic Guest Chef Þráinn Freyr Vigfússon and Iceland Guest Chef Fannar Vernarðsson have teamed up with Legal Sea Foods to create a special Icelandic menu that will be featured in four Boston-area Legal Sea Foods; Copley Place, Prudential Center, Park Square, and Legal Harborside, Floor 2. Sourcing the freshest ingredients straight from Iceland, the chefs will collaborate to offer a unique, scintillating three to four-course menu that will showcase the best of Nordic cuisine to local diners.
Click here to view the menu.
Reykjavik Calling Concert, March 9 at 8:00 p.m., The Paradise Rock Club, FREE, 18+
Back by popular demand, Reykjavik Calling celebrates music emerging from the cities of Boston and Reykjavik at The Paradise Rock Club. This is an event not to be missed, as two Boston-area artists will be paired with two Icelandic counterparts to encourage collaboration on their performances, resulting in an evening of never heard before musical partnerships. Each band will play one song by the matched group and add their own unique twist.
Presented by 88.9 WERS FM, admission is free and will feature performances from the following Iceland/Boston duos:
- Ásgeir Trausti (Iceland) & The Adam Ezra Group (Boston)
- Soley Stefansdottir(Iceland) & Kris Delmhorst (Boston)
Doors open at 8:00 p.m.; the first act hits the stage at 8:30 p.m. Show is 18+. For more information, visit www.thedise.com.
Icelandic Film Festival, March 10, 3:00 p.m., Theatre 1 – Revere Hotel, FREE
One day only! Enjoy free screenings of three Icelandic hit films on Sunday, March 10, at Theatre 1 at the Revere Hotel (200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617-482-1800). Admission is free.
3:00 p.m. – Either Way (85 min.) In the remote north of Iceland in the 1980s, Finnbogi and Alfred spend the summer painting lines on the winding roads that stretch out to the horizon. Soon the barren wilderness becomes a place of adventure, disaster and discovery as both men find themselves at crossroads in their lives. Either Way is a subtle and playful dramatic comedy.
4:30 p.m. – Herd in Iceland (28 min.) For over 1,000 years, Icelandic law has made it illegal to import horses onto the island. For that reason, Icelandic horses are a pure breed, isolated by oceanic borders. During the summer months, the horses live a remote and wild existence, grazing in the highlands and raising their young. Every September, they are rounded up by local farmers and directed across the rugged terrain to reunite with their owners. It’s a breathtaking tradition that unites the country. Herd In Iceland, a film by Lindsay Blatt and Paul Taggart, documents the annual horse round-up. The result is a unique and moving portrait of Iceland’s people, horses, and stunning landscape.
5:00 p.m. – Grandma Lo-Fi (65 min.) Shot mostly on Super-8 and 16mm film Grandma Lo-Fi was created over a period of 8 years by three musicians debuting as directors, capturing the most creative period in the life of Sigriour Nielsdottir. Grandma Lo-Fi is a cinematic tribute to an amazing musician and her boundless creativity.
Art Exhibit, March 8 – 31, Revere Hotel, FREE
Discover Icelandic history when you visit “Fabulous Iceland: From Sagas to Novels – Portraits of Contemporary Icelandic Authors” at the Revere Hotel. Through a series of interviews, journalist Pétur Blöndal asked 23 contemporary Icelandic authors to describe their relationships with Icelandic literary traditions and the influence these traditions have on their work. The result is an Icelandic literary history, distilled into individual short stories and coupled with portraits taken by Kristinn Ingvarsson.
Grand Opening Night, March 8, 6:00 p.m., Gallery – Revere Hotel, FREE
On Friday, March 8, 2013, the public is invited to experience the Grand Opening Night for “Fabulous Iceland” at the sixth floor Gallery in the Revere Hotel Boston Common (200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617-482-1800). Attendees will experience Boston’s first look at the compelling literary history of Iceland. Admission to the Grand Opening Night is free and open to the public, and attendees are invited to mingle and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The exhibit will then be hosted in the Lobby of the Revere Hotel through Sunday, March 31, 2013 and open daily to the public. To RSVP, email Iceland@reganevents.com.
Win A Trip to Iceland Airwaves
To celebrate Icelandair’s long time service from Boston to Reykjavik, Iceland Naturally is offering a chance to win a trip for two to Reykjavik on Icelandair! Click the tab at the top of this page and enter your email address and zip code for your chance to win. For more information about Iceland Airwaves, visit www.icelandairwaves.is.
About A Taste of Iceland
A Taste of Iceland is presented by Iceland Naturally, in cooperation with Icelandair, Reyka Vodka, 66° North, Blue Lagoon, Icelandic Glacial Water, Promote Iceland, Icelandic Group, Islandsbanki, City of Reykjavik, Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Landsvirkjun, Fjardarlax, the Government of Iceland, Legal Sea Foods, Revere Hotel, Paradise Rock Club, 88.9 WERS FM, Arctic Salmon and Icelandic Brand Seafood.
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About Iceland Naturally
Iceland Naturally is a cooperative marketing organization that promotes the tourism, services, products and culture of Iceland. It represents the true essence of Iceland, its creativity and spectacular natural wonders. The group is comprised of Icelandair, Icelandic USA, Inc., Islandsbanki, Reyka Vodka, City of Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial Water, 66° NORTH, Blue Lagoon, Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Landsvirkjun, Fjardarlax,Promote Iceland and the Government of Iceland. For more information, please visit www.icelandnaturally.com.