BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Taste of Iceland, an annual festival that celebrates Iceland’s vibrant culture, returns to Boston with a series of events from March 14-18, 2014. Presented by Iceland Naturally, the five-day event highlights the best of Icelandic food, music and culture, giving Bostonians a taste of what life is like in Iceland. This year’s events include a special Icelandic menu at Rialto prepared by chef Hákon Már Örvarsson, a Reyka Vodka Craft Cocktail Class, and the Reykjavik Calling concert at The Middle East. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.icelandnaturally.com or see below.
Icelandic Menu at Rialto Restaurant
March 14-18 | 8PM | Rialto Restaurant & Bar | One Bennett St. | Cambridge
An authentic Icelandic meal will be available Friday through Tuesday at the legendary Rialto Restaurant, located in Harvard Square. Icelandic chef Hákon Már Örvarsson, winner of Bocuse d’Or and World Culinary Cup, will collaborate with Rialto chef Jody Adams, a James Beard Award winner and former Top Chef Masters competitor. Diners will enjoy a four-course meal featuring traditional tapas-style dishes, fresh Arctic Char, free-range Icelandic lamb, and Skyr of the Vikings. Prepared onsite with fresh ingredients flown in from Iceland, this special menu will be offered for $85 per person (tax, gratuity, and beverages not included). For reservations, call 617-234-8026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reykjavik Calling Concert
March 15 | 8PM | The Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub | 472-480 Massachusetts Ave. | Cambridge
The free Reykjavik Calling concert combines three of Iceland’s most talented musicians with two Boston-area musicians for a night of spectacular collaborations. Past Reykjavik Calling performers have included of Monsters and Men, Asgeir Trausti, Lay Low and many more. Presented by WERS 88.9 FM and Iceland Naturally, admission to the concert is free and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. Click here to RSVP.
- Icelandic musicians: Hermigervill (Electronic) | Retro Stefson (Electronic/Alternative) | Sin Fang (Indie/Electronic)
- Boston musicians: The Love Experiment (Indie/R&B) | Skinny Bones (Folk)
Reyka Vodka Craft Cocktail Class
March 16 | 4PM | The Liberty Hotel | 215 Charles St. | Boston
New to Taste of Iceland in Boston, this special, hands-on craft cocktail class will teach participants to artfully assemble cocktails using Icelandic Reyka Vodka. Led by Liberty Hotel Mixologist Juan Carlos Perez, the class is free and attendance is limited to 50. Click here to reserve your ticket (required for entry). Must be 21 years or older to participate.
Media Events: Exclusive media preview events will be hosted throughout the weekend. To attend these events and coordinate interview and photo opportunities, please email email@example.com. Click here to download the Taste of Iceland media kit.
Find Taste of Iceland’s #IcelandSecret and Win a Prize!
We've hidden several Icelandic secrets throughout the weekend's Taste of Iceland events and need your help in finding them! Keep your eyes peeled at Rialto, The Middle East, The Liberty Hotel, and elsewhere around Boston 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 courtesy of Iceland Naturally and Inspired by Iceland! The more you share, the better your chances are of winning!
Stay up-to-date on Taste of Iceland events by following @IcelandNatural and #TasteofIceland on Twitter and ‘Liking’ Iceland Naturally on Facebook. Visit the Taste of Iceland Tumblr to see photos and videos from past events.
About Taste of Iceland
Taste of Iceland is a festival that brings the best of Iceland’s food, music and culture to cities across North America. Taste of Iceland in Boston is presented by Iceland Naturally in cooperation with Icelandair, Reyka Vodka, Blue Lagoon, Icelandic Glacial Water, Promote Iceland, Rialto Restaurant & Bar, The Liberty Hotel, The Middle East and WERS 88.9 FM.
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, Promote Iceland and the Government of Iceland. For more information visit: www.icelandnaturally.com.