Thursday, October 10, marks the return of A Taste of Iceland to Seattle. This annual four-day celebration of Icelandic food, music and culture gives Seattle-area residents a taste of what life is like in a Nordic country more than 3,600 miles away. While Iceland may seem a world away, Icelandair offers direct flights from SeaTac to Reykjavik, making the two “Sister Cities” closer than ever. But before heading off to Iceland’s capital city, Seattleites can enjoy authentic new Nordic cuisine in their own backyard at Dahlia Lounge, and experience a one-of-a-kind, cross-cultural musical showcase as top artists from Iceland and Seattle take the stage together at Neumos on Saturday October 12th.
A TASTE OF ICELAND: ICELANDIC MENU AT DAHLIA LOUNGE
Award-winning guest chef Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson of Iceland’s famed Blue Lagoon and chef Brock Johnson, executive chef of Dahlia Lounge, offer diners a culinary tour of Iceland with a prix fixe Icelandic menu featuring fresh ingredients such as wild caught cod, free-range lamb and Icelandic skyr sourced directly from Iceland. The four-course menu will be offered for $65 and includes the option to add a signature Reyka Vodka cocktail, created by Dahlia Lounge’s bartender Amber Gephart. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 206.682.4142 or visiting http://tomdouglas.com/.
Dahlia Lounge, 2001 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
Thursday, October 10th – Sunday, October 13th// Dinner service begins at 5:00 p.m.
4TH ANNUAL REYKJAVIK CALLING PRESENTED BY KEXP 90.3 FM
Worlds will collide as Iceland’s top musicians take the stage with a few Seattle favorites for a FREE concert at Seattle’s live-music-hotspot Neumos. This cross-cultural musical showcase features never-before-heard collaborations between emerging Icelandic musicians and up-and-coming Seattle artists. Admission to Seattle’s fourth annual Reykjavik Calling concert is FREE, 21+ and limited to venue capacity.
Lineup for the 4th Annual Reykjavik Calling:
Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122
Saturday October 12th// Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
For a complete schedule of events during A Taste of Iceland in Seattle, please visit www.icelandnaturally.com, become a fan on Facebook and RSVP to the A Taste of Iceland event at www.facebook.com/icelandnaturally and follow @IcelandNatural on Twitter.