Thanks to everyone who came to Taste of Iceland in Boston this year! Click here to view our photos from the events, and stay tuned for info about next year’s event!
Taste of Iceland returns to Boston this March! The five-day cultural event will celebrate Iceland’s food, music, film and environmental initiatives from March 12-16 to give Bostonians a taste of what life is like in Iceland. Click here to RSVP on Facebook, and join the conversation on Twitter & Instagram by tagging @IcelandNatural with the hashtag #TasteofIceland.
Icelandic Menu at Tavern Road | March 13-16
Enjoy an authentic Icelandic meal at Tavern Road in Fort Point, Boston’s epicenter of culinary excitement. Icelandic chef Viktor Örn Andrésson, head chef at Blue Lagoon’s LAVA Restaurant, will collaborate with chef Louis DiBiccari, owner and head chef at Tavern Road, to offer diners a one-of-a-kind menu featuring fresh ingredients flown in from Iceland. Special Icelandic cocktails featuring Reyka Vodka and Brennivin will be created by mixologist Ryan McGrale.
- WHEN: Friday, March 13 – Monday, March 16
- WHERE: Tavern Road | 343 Congress Street | Boston, MA | 02210 (Google maps)
- MENU: Click to view
- PRICE: $65 per person
- RESERVATIONS: Call 617-790-0808 (specify you would like the Icelandic menu) or book online
Check out some of the positive reception from last year’s event:
- “Everything we tried was fresh and fabulous (and healthy too!) thanks to the ingredients.” – Meal Makeover Moms
- “Overall, my Icelandic meal provided an excellent introduction to New Nordic cuisine and showcased the unique and supremely high quality ingredients that Iceland has to offer in a well-thought-out and highly refined menu.” – The Tech (MIT)
Reykjavik Calling Concert at The Middle East | March 14
Hailed as an “experiential and enlightening night of collaboration” by BDCwire and “a terrific fusion of genres” by MIT’s The Tech, Iceland Naturally’s FREE Reykjavik Calling concert returns to The Middle East on March 14! Up-and-coming Icelandic band Kaleo will headline this year’s show alongside Icelandic solo artist Beebee and the bluebirds and Boston-area bands Love in Stockholm and George Knight with Pablo Palooza for a night of unique musical collaborations. Reykjavik Calling is presented by WERS 88.9 FM and Iceland Naturally. Admission to the concert is on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to RSVP via Eventbrite. 18+
- WHEN: Saturday, March 14 | Doors at 8 PM, show at 9 PM (first-come, first-served)
- WHERE: The Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub | 472-480 Massachusetts Ave. | Cambridge, MA 02139 (Google maps)
- PRICE: Free
- RSVP: Eventbrite
- FEATURED ARTISTS:
City to City Dialogue: Innovations in Energy and Mobility Affecting the Future of Our Cities | March 12
Iceland Naturally is partnering with the MIT Media Lab and the City Science Initiative to host an energy innovation panel discussion on March 12. The panel will focus on Boston’s and Reykjavik’s efforts in innovating energy for a better future, including the work being done around electric cars and data centers. The Mayor of Reykjavik and executives from Iceland’s national power company, Landsvirkjun, will represent Iceland on this panel. The panel’s moderator is Greg Lindsay. Click here to register – tickets are required.
- WHEN: Thursday, March 12 | 8:15 – 11 AM
- WHERE: MIT Media Lab – Multi-Purpose Room E14-674 | 75 Amherst Street | Cambridge, MA 02139 (Google maps)
- REGISTRATION: Eventbrite (you MUST register in order to attend)
- PRICE: Free
- Panel Discussion
- David Keith, Assistant Professor of System Dynamics, MIT Sloan School of Management
- Vineet Gupta, Director of Planning, Boston Transportation
- Ryan Chin, City Science Initaitive
- Bjorgvin Sigurdsson, EVP of Business Development
- Wolfgang Gruel, Head of Customer Experience, Moovel (Daimler Mobility Services)
- Einar Gunnar Guðmundsson, Corporate Entrepreneur, Arion Bank
- Dagur B. Eggertsson, Mayor of Reykjavik
- Tate Cantrell, Chief Technology Officer, Verne Global
Icelandic Film Festival at Kendall Square Cinema | March 14
Discover the best in Icelandic film at Kendall Square Cinema, where Iceland Naturally will host a series of Icelandic film screenings on Saturday, March 14. Specially curated by the Reykjavik Shorts & Docs Festival, admission to the film screenings is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to RSVP via Eventbrite.
- WHEN: Saturday, March 14 | 1-4 PM
- WHERE: Kendall Square Cinema | One Kendall Square | 355 Binney Street | Cambridge, MA 02139 (Google maps)
- PRICE: Free
- RSVP: Eventbrite
- FILMS: Program 1 – Icelandic Shorts (108 minutes)
- Come to Harm – dir. Börkur Sigþórsson – 18mins
- Sker – dir. Eyþór Jóvinsson – 11 mins
- Good Night – dir. Muriel d’Ansembourg – 24 mins
- Revolution Reykjavik – dir. Ísold Uggadóttir – 19 mins
- No Homo – dir. Guðni Líndal Benediktsson – 16 mins
- In Search of Livingstone – dir. Vera Sölvadóttir – 16 mins
- FILMS: Program 2 – Icelandic Documentaries (50 minutes)
- Herd in Iceland – dir. Lindsay Blatt – 28 mins
- You Have to Look Good – dir. Alma Ómarsdóttir – 22 mins
About Taste of Iceland
Taste of Iceland in Boston is presented by Iceland Naturally in cooperation with Icelandair, Reyka Vodka, Blue Lagoon, Visit Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial, Promote Iceland, Brennivin, Borg Brugghús, Landsvirkjun, Iceland Airwaves, Tavern Road, The Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub, WERS 88.9 FM, Kendall Square Cinema, City Science Initiative and the MIT Media Lab.
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.