In North America Sep 24–27, 2014

Taste of Iceland in Denver 2014

Enjoy Icelandic Culture September 24-27.

Thanks to everyone who attended Taste of Iceland in Denver 2014!

Taste of Iceland returns to Denver September 24-27, 2014! The weekend event will celebrate Iceland’s food and music with a variety of exciting cultural activities to give residents of the Mile High City a taste of what Iceland is really like.

Schedule of Events

Icelandic Menu at Rioja | September 24-27

Denver will get a taste of authentic Icelandic cuisine with a special menu offering at Rioja from September 24-27! Icelandic chef Viktor Örn Andrésson, head chef at Blue Lagoon’s LAVA Restaurant and the 2014 Nordic Chef of the Year, is flying in from Iceland to prepare a special meal showcasing the best of Icelandic cuisine. Chef Viktor will work with Rioja’s Head Chef and Owner Jennifer Jasinski, whose accolades include James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southwest and Colorado Chef of the Year, and Rioja’s Chef de Cuisine Tim Kuklinski to offer diners an unforgettable menu.

WHEN: September 24-27, 2014
WHERE: Rioja | 1431 Larimer Street | Denver, Colorado | 80202

Reykjavik Calling Concert | September 27

The popular Reykjavik Calling concert returns to Denver’s 3 Kings Tavern on Saturday, September 27 at 7 PM! Icelandic artists Hermigervill, Retro Stefson and Sin Fang will be paired with three Denver-area musicians for a night of unique musical collaborations. Presented by 88.5 KGNU FM, admission to the concert is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be 21 to enter.

WHEN: September 27, 2014 | 7 PM
WHERE: 3 Kings Tavern | 60 S Broadway | Denver, Colorado | 80209

Featured Artists:
-Macon Terry of Clouds & Mountains (Denver) & Retro Stefson (Iceland)
-Porlolo (Denver) & Hermigervill (Iceland)
-Tom Hagerman of DeVotchKa (Denver) & Sin Fang (Iceland)

Reyka Vodka Cocktail Classes | September 25-27

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen Mixologist Chris Sage will lead a series of hands-on craft cocktail classes at sister restaurant Bistro Vendôme. Attendees will receive a demonstration on how to craft a variety of cocktails using Reyka Vodka and Icelandic ingredients as well as a quick look at the history of cocktails, what makes a great drink and more. Classes are free and attendance is limited to 20 per class. Reservations are required; please call Bistro Vendôme at 303-825-3232. 21+

WHEN: September 25, 26 and 27 | 4-5:30 PM
WHERE: Bistro Vendôme | 1420 Larimer Street | Denver, Colorado | 80202

Yarn Storming | September 27

Artist and knitting extraordinaire Linda Björk Eiríksdóttir (also known as BarbaKnit) invites experienced knitters and novice knitters alike to yarn storm Saturday, September 27 from noon – 3 p.m. at the lawn just east of the McNichols Building at Civic Center Park (144 West Colfax). Guests will create an all-new art installation by “yarn storming” park trees with a splash of color and texture. Linda will be available to teach guests easy ways to get started in the wide world of knit art.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarn as well as yarn storming starts like gauge samples, the start of a blanket, an unwanted doily, samples of discarded yarn or any other fabric lying around!

The Yarn Storming event is co-sponsored by the Akureyri, Iceland Committee of Denver Sister Cities. Explore more of Linda’s work on Facebook or her blog.

WHEN: Saturday, September 27 | 12-3 PM
WHERE: The lawn just east of the McNichols Building at Civic Center Park | 144 West Colfax

Win A Prize By Finding Taste of Iceland’s #IcelandSecret!

We’re hiding several Icelandic secrets throughout the weekend’s Taste of Iceland events and need your help in finding them! Keep your eyes peeled at Rioja, 3 Kings Tavern, Bistro Vendôme and elsewhere around Denver to discover secrets about Iceland. Whenever you find a secret, share it via Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #IcelandSecret and #TasteofIceland – think of it as a digital scavenger hunt. At the end of the weekend, we’ll pick a secret sharer and send them an Icelandic prize pack! The more you share, the better your chances are of winning!

About Taste of Iceland

Taste of Iceland in Denver is presented by Iceland Naturally in cooperation with Icelandair, Reyka Vodka, Blue Lagoon, Icelandic Glacial Water, Promote Iceland, Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson, Iceland Airwaves, Westword, KGNU, 3 Kings Tavern, Bistro Vendôme, Rioja and Denver Sister Cities.

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 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.