News Aug 01, 2010

Top Icelandic Chefs Cook it Up at James Beard in NYC

Top Icelandic Chefs Siggi Hall, Eythor Runarsson and Gunnar Karl Gislason cook it up at the Beard House in NYC on October 28th at 7:00 pm.

Discerning foodies lucky enough to have recently eaten in Iceland know that volcanoes aren’t the only things causing excitement in that country. A culinary revolution has taken place in Reykjavik; fortunately for New Yorkers, the leaders of this movement are bringing their Nordic-fusion cuisine to the Beard House on 28 October at 7pm.

Siggi Hall, Eythor Runarsson and Gunnar Karl Gislason will put their spell to work and produce a spectacular menu consisting of:
Hors d’Oeuvre

– Assorted Icelandic Herrings with Onions, Chopped Eggs, Spicy Skyr and Hot Springs–Baked Farm Bread
– Gravad Arctic Char with Sweet Mustard–Horseradish Sauce
– Farm-Smoked Reindeer Filet and Tongue with Aromatic Birch Leaves,Icelandic Wild Herbs and Berries
– Shredded Dry Haddock with Pickled Vegetables
– Capelin Roe with Barley Crisps, Seaweed, and Chives
– Cod Tongues with Whey, Cucumbers, and Herbs

Icelandic Beer
Reyka Vodka
Brennivin Aquavit


– Icelandic Small Potatoes with Wild Goose Breast, Ash and Swedish Truffles
– Hugel & Fils Hugel Riesling 2007

– Arctic Char with Mussel Emulsion, Dried Dulse, and Frozen Mussel Cream
– Hugel & Fils Hugel Riesling 2007

– Langoustines with Butter-Caramelized Cauliflower, Trout Roe, Horseradish Snow and Spruce Aroma
– Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Valmur Grand Cru Chablis 2006

– Bacalao with Onion Confit, Pickled Beets, Beet Butter and Farmbread Crumble
– Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio MonVi Colli Perugini Rosso 2004

– Icelandic Lamb Duo.  Dill-Crusted Roast and Blanquette, Served with White Root Vegetables, Barley and Herbs
– Midsummer Cellars Tomasson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

– Celery and Celeriac Sherbet with Cottage Cheese and Walnuts
– Skyr Volcano.  Freeze-Dried Skyr with Blueberries, Crowberries, and Vinarterta
– Cantine Pellegrino Marsala Superiore NV

The Beard House
167 West 12th Street

Call 212.627.2308 to reserve.

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