TASTE OF ICELAND FESTIVAL KICKS OFF NATIONAL TOUR IN WASHINGTON, DC MARCH 17-20
WASHINGTON, February 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Inspired by Icelandannounced today A taste of Iceland 2022an annual celebration of Icelandic culture in North America. The first stage of the visit is washington d.c.from where March 17-20residents can travel to Iceland through a series of events inspired by and celebrating the best of Icelandic culture through food and drink, music, literature, film, art and more.
During the four days of the festival, and in partnership with washington d.c. companies and Taste of Iceland official partners, events will be organized at Equinox Restaurant, Betsy, songbyrdand in various places in the Eaton DC.
Most events will be free to the public and despite registrations and reservations, every event in washington d.c., it’s first come, first served. Guests are encouraged to arrive promptly, to guarantee entry. A taste of Iceland adheres to government COVID-19 mandates, and all attendees are required to show proof of full vaccination before entering all venues. The calendar of events includes:
- Icelandic Culinary Experience: Animated every day from 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.from the 17th of March – 20 at Equinox Restaurant located at 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW
- Reykjavik Calling Concert with Laufey and Anna Greta: the 17th of Marchfrom 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., in Songbyrd, located at 540 Penn St NE. The doors open to 7:00 p.m.with music by DJ Hermigervill
- Icelandic cocktail making presented by reyka Vodka and Gin Olafsson: March 18from 5:30 p.m.at Betsy, located at 514 8 St, SE
- Basic sound bath: March 19from 10 – 11 a.m.at the Eaton Wellness Center, located at 1207K St NW in the Beverley Snow Room on the second floor
- Icelandic provisions Buffet lunch: AT 11 a.m.immediately after Elementary Sound Bath, located in the Eaton Coworking space on the first floor
- Icelandic literatureerature through the eyes of three authors, including the first lady, Elisa Reid: March 19at 2 o’clock p.m., at the Eaton DC, located at 1207 K St NW, in the eaton Coworking first floor space
- Lamb Screening: March 20thfrom 5 p.m., at the Eaton cinema and Coworking Space, located at 201 K Street, NW
- Prize wheel presented by Icelandair: Each day at various events (more details below), participants will have the chance to win a variety of prizes, including a trip for two to Iceland!
Icelandic Culinary Experience
Welcomed every day for dinner from the 17th of March – March 20th to Equinox RestaurantIcelandic Chef Viktor Örn Andrésson and Executive Chef, Todd Gray will prepare a four-course menu of traditional Nordic dishes. The fixed price menu is $75per person, with optional wine pairing for an additional charge $35, per person. Reservations for the experience can be made at open table or at 202-331-8118. The menu includes:
- Broth of langoustines & grilled scallops
Lightly smoked Arctic char, soy and Icelandic wasabi
- Baked Icelandic Cod
Hazelnut butter, soy, cauliflower, horseradish
- Pan-fried rack of lamb
Celeriac, mashed potatoes and crowberry sauce
- Icelandic Skyr layouts
Reykjavik Roll Call Concert:
icelandic singer, Laufeywhose style mixes sophisticated jazz melodies and slow R&B grooves, will headline the Reykjavik Calling Concert at SongByrd on the 17th of March. She is joined by the singer Anna Greta, whose music enchants listeners with its refined and subtle writing, nuanced voice and dazzling piano playing, varying between jazz, indie and folk. dj Hermigerville will also be hosting the evening, welcoming guests as they enter the concert. Reykjavik Calling is free and doors open at 7 p.m. The Reykjavik Calling Concert is free and follows a first-come, first-served policy. However, register HEREto receive additional information and all updates regarding the event.
Icelandic Cocktail Preparation Class:
A two-hour Icelandic cocktail class led by Reyka Vodka’s representative, Jamila Garcia, representative of the Ólafsson Gin brand and mixologist, mixologist of Tóta and Betsy, Arslan. DJ Hermigervill will welcome the guests, then Jamila Garcia will introduce Reyka Vodka and assign the task to Tóta and Arslan to create two different cocktails each using Reyka Vodka and Ólafsson Gin. Participants must be 21 years of age with valid ID to attend and consume alcohol. The Icelandic cocktail making class is free and follows a first-come, first-served policy. However, register HERE, to receive additional information and all updates regarding the event.
Basic sound bath:
Icelandic energy healer, Jósa Goodlife, will take attendees on an elemental journey beyond time and space, with a deeply relaxing and uplifting program featuring healing sounds from nature that will leave guests feeling rejuvenated. Participants will receive a yoga mat, courtesy of Icelandic provisionsa face towel and skin care, blue lagoona blanket and sleep mask, compliments of Icelandair and water from icelandic glacier,
After class, guests are invited to grab a cool can of Skyr Islandic Provisions, an Icelandic yogurt that has been supporting Icelanders for nearly 1,000 years! The Elemental Sound Bath and Breakfast Bar is free and follows a first-come, first-served policy. However, register HEREto receive additional information and all updates regarding the event.
Icelandic literature through the eyes of three authors, including the first lady, Elisa Reid:
Join the First Lady of Iceland and co-founder of the Iceland Writers Retreat, Elisa Reidas she introduces audiences to Icelandic literature and discusses her critically acclaimed book ‘The secrets of the Sprakkar’. Reid explores the cultural roots of Iceland attitude towards equality and examines how his country of origin can continue to improve. Joining Eliza is award-winning Audur writer Ava Ólafsdóttir, who has left her mark on Icelandic literature and whose work has been published in 33 countries around the world. Thora Hjorleifsdóttir, who received international acclaim for her debut novel Magma, which was selected as one of the top three translated novels byOprah Daily. The moderation of the event is a local journalist and author,Andrew Evans.The authors’ books will be sold during the event by Politics and prose. The Icelandic literature event is free and follows a first-come, first-served policy. However, register HEREto receive additional information and all updates regarding the event.
lamb movie Screening:
Guests can enjoy the directorial debut of Valdimar Jóhannsson, in this dark and atmospheric folk tale. A childless couple in a rural setting Iceland make an alarming discovery one day in their sheepfold and soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature. Lamb was considered for the 94th Academy Awards as the official submission of Iceland in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The screening of the film Lamb is free and follows a first-come, first-served policy. However, register HEREto receive additional information and all updates regarding the event.
A taste of Iceland Prize wheel
Presented by Icelandair, the Prize Wheel gives entrants the chance to win a range of prizes, including Blue Lagoon Skincarea Icelandic wool blanketa year’s supply of Skyr from Icelandic Provisions, cases of sparks and plain water from icelandic glaciera Reyka Vodka package, a Skin turned Tindur jacket and Surtsey Knit Beanie from 66° Northor the grand prize, a trip for two to Iceland from Icelandair, including a stay at the Silica Hotel at the famous Blue Lagoon and a 72-hour City-card from Visit Reykjavík! People can sign up for a chance to win an hour before the spins take place at the times listed below:
- the 17th of March at 7 p.m. before the Reykjavík Calling Concert in Songbyrd
- March 18 at 5:30 p.m. before cocktail class at Betsy
- March 19 at 2 p.m. before the literary event at Eaton House Coworking Space
- March 20th at 5 p.m. before the screening of the film at Eaton House
A taste of Iceland was created to celebrate and showcase the traditions and culture of Iceland to the people of North America. The festival is presented in partnership and with the support of Icelandair, Visit Reykjavík, Icelandic Trademark Holder, Business Iceland, reyka Vodka, Gin Olafsson, blue lagoon, 66 North, Icelandic provisions, Icelandic lamb, icelandic glacier, Landsvirkjunand Isavia Keflavik International Airport. Extra taste of Iceland events will take place in North American cities, including Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Seattle, WA; and TorontoCanada.
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About the taste of Iceland
A taste of Iceland is an annual festival that celebrates Iceland dynamic culture. The festival is organized by Inspired by Icelanda public-private communications platform owned and operated by Business Iceland that promotes Iceland and Icelandic products. It is presented in partnership and with the support of, Icelandair, Visit Reykjavík, Icelandic Trademark Holder, Business Iceland, reyka Vodka, Gin Olafsson, blue lagoon, 66 North, Icelandic provisions, Icelandic lamb, icelandic glacier, Landsvirkjunand Isavia Keflavik International Airport.. This year, Taste of Iceland events will take place in North American cities, including washington d.c.; Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Seattle, WA; and Toronto, CALIFORNIA. For more information on Inspired By Icelandplease visit www.inspiredbyiceland.com. To learn more about Business Iceland, please visit www.businessiceland.is.
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