Taste of Iceland Dinner

I am longing for a trip to Iceland. It's a secret of mine since the days of cheap courier flights that always seemed to stop first in Reykjavik. Iceland piqued my interest then and now.

Alas, the closest I have been to Iceland is a bottle of Reyka Vodka, which I quite like. In fact, I have some citron infusing in a bottle right now.

All the vodka in the world won't replicate being there, but this dinner might bring me a tad closer...and you know how I love lamb (Seduced and Sated, Saying Yes to Lamb).

Icelandic Menu at Eastern Standard Kitchen & DRINKS

Guest Chef Hákon Már Örvarsson, Bocuse d’Or and World Culinary Cup winner, has created a special Icelandic menu with Chef Matthew Audette of Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks. Sourcing the freshest ingredients straight from Iceland, the two chefs will collaborate to offer a unique, scintillating four course menu that will showcase the best of Nordic cuisine to Boston-area diners.  In addition, the restaurant will feature a custom-made Reyka Vodka cocktail created by Eastern Standard Bar Director Jackson Cannon.

The featured cocktail offered is called Iceland's Bell, named for the seminal work of Nobel-prize winning Icelandic author Halldor Laxness. This light and savory sour, highlights the indigenous flavors of crowberry, rhubarb, sea salt and wild thyme in harmony with the pure minerality of Reyka, an Icelandic Vodka.

The Icelandic Menu will be offered for $65.00 March 1-4, and will include:

First

House made cold smoked filet of Icelandic Arctic char. Served with grainy mustard crème fraiche, dill oil and Icelandic rye bread.

Second

Grilled Icelandic Langoustine tails sprinkled with grinded “Söl” Icelandic seaweed. Served in garlic butter on top of creamy mousseline potatoes, fresh herbs and tomato-shallot dressing

Main

Icelandic free range lamb filet flavored with wild herbs and dried blueberries.

Served with glazed root vegetables, carrot purée and juniper berry infused lamb jus reduction.

Dessert

“Skyrkaka:” a delicate mousse of Icelandic Skyr on top of a hazelnut-oat crust. Served with cinnamon flavored rhubarb and strawberry compote Mousse, cream, hazelnuts,

...well, there's always more Reyka...

Reservations can be made by calling 617.532.9100 or visiting www.easternstandardboston.com.

Win a Trip to Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik!

To celebrate Icelandair’s long time service from Boston to Reykjavik, folks will be able to visit www.icelandnaturally.com and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Reykjavik on Icelandair. For more information about Iceland Airwaves: www.icelandairwaves.is

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 USA, Inc., Islandsbanki, Reyka Vodka, City of Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial Water, 66° NORTH, Blue Lagoon, Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Landsvirkjun, Promote Iceland and the Government of Iceland.   For more information, please visit www.icelandnaturally.com.