Icelandic Culinary Experience
"Chef's Table" tours will run in Iceland. Each five-day trip has a similar itinerary with luxury car transfers, explore the purity of nature, visits to local farms & villas, geothermal baking experience, beer tasting at a microbrewery, diner at a locals home, cookery workshop, cultural & gastronomic walking tour and a signature dining experience at a secret location.
Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts. A place where fire and ice co-exist. Where dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. A country where insular existence has spurred a rich and vibrant culture. Iceland´s dynamic, original cultural scene is inspired by its unique nature. Iceland’s unique nature, closely-knit population, and enterprising spirit have all contributed to a dynamic, original cultural scene.
Dining in cosmopolitan Reykjavik and Iceland in general is becoming increasingly sophisticated for last decades, the collection of quality restaurants has exploded. Today, chefs place more emphasis on locality and quality of the available ingredients in a contemporary style.
A GASTRONOMIC JOURNEY THROUGH ICELAND
The most-used ingredients in Icelandic cuisine are fish or seafood, lamb and dairy along with seabird and waterfowl, and then adding dried seaweed,herbs and berries for taste. You don´t have to be a carnivore to enjoy the Icelandic foodie scene.
- Explore Iceland's Golden Circle: Thingvellir National Park, Geyser & Gullfoss
- A geothermal rye bread tasting experience
- Enjoy a delicious lunch at Friõheimar organic greenhouse
- A visit to a series of farms to taste local produce
- A private walking tour of Reykjavik combining culture and gastronomy
- A beer tasting at a family run microbrewery
- A visit to Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver
- A cookery workshop at a local's home
- A secret location dining experience with historic story telling of the Viking Sagas & many more surprises along the way
101 hotel is a boutique hotel situated in the heart of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. It is a member of Design Hotels. This elegant Reykjavik hotel offers a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a luxurious spa with a steam bath and jacuzzi which allows you to completely unwind and relax. The onsite restaurant Kitchen & Wine is one of the trendiest places in town and serves delicious food, featuring a combination of modern Icelandic and international cuisine.
Sandhotel is a new boutique hotel in the heart of Reykjavík, on the high-street, Laugavegur. The location gives guests the opportunity to enjoy the vibrant cultural life of city. All of the rooms have an Art Deco quality with respect for the history of its surroundings mixed with modern design and original contemporary artwork making each room individual. At Sandhotel guests can enjoy a delicious culinary experience with local produce and bold flavours, prepared with a rustic style. Entertainment, culture and culinary experiences are all within walking distance, and some of Iceland´s natural marvels are within a short distance too.
The only Michelin-starred restaurant in Reykjavic. The ingredients are based on nature and local produce creating dishes which embrace old Icelandic traditions in their own way.
Hlemmur Food Hall
Inspired by the great European food halls. From an artisan bakery to Mexican tacos, here, 10 ambitious vendors provide a sample of Iceland's best food choices.
Chef Hafsteinn Ólafsson whom was named Chef of the year 2017, creates an Icelandic cuisine seduced by flavours and flair from Morocco to Lebanon.
The Icelandic interpretation of "tapas" offering small dishes which are designed for sharing. The average person should order between 2-4 to satisfy the appetite.
Employing creative courses and the best of Icelandic nature, the chef’s send guests on daily trips around Iceland, without them having to leave their tables.
An Icelandic style brasserie serving food, elegantly prepared by using the finest local ingredients.
Golden Circle - Explore the most famous natural wonders including Thingvellir National Park, Geyser and Gullfoss.
Geothermal Baking Experience - Taste home-made rye bread that has been baked in ground with geothermal steam.
Education & Local Produce Tastings - Visit Friõheimar, an organic tomato greenhouse and learn about the greenhouse horticulture & visit a selection of renowned farms where you will taste different local produce from cows, goats etc.
Culture & gastronomic Walking Tour of Reykjavik - Visit the main sightseeing highlights and taste diverse delicacies.
Private Cookery Workshop at a Local's Home - Your hosts are organic chef Albert Eiriksson and famous opera singer Bergþór Pálsson. Enjoy a traditional dining experience.
West Coast - Explore the west coast encountering mountains, fjords and Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver.
Private Beer Tasting - Enjoy a private beer tasting at a family owned microbrewery.
Surprise Dining Experience - Be led to a secret dining location nestled between Icelandic nature with private chef whom will tell stories of the Viking Sagas.
Prices from £6,400 per person