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 12-16, 2015. 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 Tavern Road prepared by 2014 Nordic Chef of the Year Viktor Örn Andrésson, the free Reykjavik Calling concert at The Middle East, a free Icelandic Film Festival at Kendall Square Cinema, and the City to City Dialogue, an energy innovation panel at the MIT Media lab. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.icelandnaturally.com or see below.
Icelandic Menu at Tavern Road
March 13-16 | Tavern Road | 343 Congress Street | Boston
An authentic Icelandic meal will be available Friday through Monday at Tavern Road, located in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood. Icelandic chef Viktor Örn Andrésson, Blue Lagoon’s award-winning head chef, will collaborate with Tavern Road chef and owner Louis DiBiccari to prepare a four-course meal featuring traditional Icelandic fare, including fresh Arctic char, Icelandic cod, free-range Icelandic lamb, and decadent hazelnut Skyr. Prepared onsite with fresh ingredients flown in from Iceland, this special menu will be offered for $65 per person (tax, gratuity, and beverages not included). For reservations, call 617-790-0808 or book online here.
Reykjavik Calling Concert at The Middle East
March 14 | 8PM | The Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub | 472-480 Massachusetts Ave. | Cambridge
The free Reykjavik Calling concert combines two of Iceland’s most talented bands with two Boston-area acts for a night of spectacular collaborations. Presented in partnership with WERS 88.9 FM and Iceland Airwaves, 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. Must be 18 years or older. Click here to RSVP.
- Icelandic musicians: Kaleo & Beebee and the bluebirds
- Boston musicians: Love in Stockholm & George Knight with Pablo Palooza
City to City Dialogue: Innovations in Energy and Mobility Affecting
the Future of Our Cities
March 12 | 8:15-11AM | The MIT Media Lab | 75 Amherst Street | Cambridge
Iceland Naturally is partnering with the MIT Media Lab and the City Science Initiative to host an energy innovation panel discussion moderated by Greg Lindsay. The panel will focus on Boston and Reykjavik’s efforts in innovating energy for a better future, including the work being done around electric cars and data centers. The Mayor of Reykjavik and executives from Iceland’s national power company, Landsvirkjun, will represent Iceland on the panel. Vineet Gupta, Head of City of Boston Transportation, and Ryan Chin of the City Science Initiative and the MIT Media Lab, among others, will represent Boston. Click here to register and view the complete agenda. Tickets are required.
Icelandic Film Festival at Kendall Square Cinema
March 14 | 1-4PM | Kendall Square Cinema | 355 Binney Street | Cambridge
Discover the best in Icelandic film at Kendall Square Cinema, where Iceland Naturally will host a series of Icelandic film screenings. Specially curated by the Reykjavik Shorts & Docs Festival, admission to the film screenings is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to see the film lineup and RSVP.
Media Events: Exclusive media preview events will be hosted throughout the weekend. To attend these events and coordinate interview and photo opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to download high-res images.
About Taste of Iceland
Taste of Iceland in Boston is presented by Iceland Naturally in cooperation with Icelandair, Reyka Vodka, Blue Lagoon, Visit Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial, Promote Iceland, Brennivin, Borg Brugghús, Landsvirkjun, Iceland Airwaves, Tavern Road, The Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub, WERS 88.9 FM, Kendall Square Cinema, Reykjavik Shorts & Docs Film Festival, City Science Initiative and the MIT Media Lab.
About Iceland Naturally
Iceland Naturally is a cooperative marketing organization that promotes the tourism, services, products and culture of Iceland. Through events, promotions, and online marketing initiatives, Iceland Naturally introduces Iceland’s creativity and natural wonders to North Americans. The group is comprised of Icelandair, Icelandic Group, Islandsbanki, Reyka Vodka, City of Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial Water, Blue Lagoon, Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Landsvirkjun, Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson, Promote Iceland and the Government of Iceland.