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Taste of Iceland Returns to New York September 27-30

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Icelandic culture takes over NYC for a weekend of food, music, film
and more free events.

Taste of Iceland, the Icelandic culture festival put on in cities
throughout North America by Iceland
Naturally
, today announced it will return to New York City from
Thursday, September 27 – Sunday, September 30. Over the course of the
four-day festival, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to:

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Taste of Iceland, the Icelandic culture festival put on in cities throughout North America, will ret ...

Taste of Iceland, the Icelandic culture festival put on in cities throughout North America, will return to New York City from Thursday, September 27 – Sunday, September 30. (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Enjoy authentic Icelandic cuisine at Norman
  • Learn how to craft quintessential Icelandic cocktails at Meadowsweet
  • Experience live Icelandic music at the free Reykjavik Calling concert
    at the Knitting
    Factory
  • Attend an Icelandic short-film screening at Film
    Noir Cinema
  • Partake in a lecture focused on Iceland's thriving design and
    architectural scene at A/D/O

Whether you're a foodie, an imbiber, a music maven, an art and design
enthusiast or a film buff, Taste
of Iceland in New York
offers something for everyone.

For
the Foodie: Taste of Iceland Pop-up Menu at Norman
(Thursday
9/27–Sunday 9/30)

Chef Georg
Arnar Halldórsson
, one of Iceland's most prestigious culinary
experts, brings an Icelandic culinary adventure to NYC along with his
own culinary emphasis on New Nordic cuisine through the Taste
of Iceland pop-up menu at Norman
. Chef Georg invites New Yorkers to
prepare plates and palates for an unforgettable experience featuring a
four-course prix fixe menu in collaboration with the restaurant's
Executive Chef Stephan
Ilnyckyj
. Norman is also offering 4
signature cocktails
created by Teitur
Ridderman Schiöth
, one of Iceland's premier mixologists and winner
of the National Brennivín Cocktail Competition in 2016. The exclusive
cocktail menu features Iceland's favorite vodka, Reyka Vodka, and
Brennivín, the quintessential Icelandic spirit. The Taste of Iceland
pop-up menu is available exclusively over the four-day festival. Guests
interested in making a reservation can do so online
via OpenTable
. Norman, 29 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

For
the Imbiber: Taste of Iceland Cocktail Class at Meadowsweet

(Friday 9/28 from 4-6pm)

Savoring the flavors of Iceland goes beyond the plate, with the Taste of
Iceland Cocktail Class held in partnership with Meadowsweet.
Imbibers are invited to shake, stir, and sip Icelandic cocktails through
a demonstration and hands-on tutorial led by Teitur
Ridderman Schiöth
, one of Iceland's premier mixologists and winner
of the National Brennivín Cocktail Competition in 2016, and Reyka Vodka
Ambassador Trevor
Schneider
. Held at Meadowsweet from 4-5pm, the cocktail class will
be followed by a meet-and-greet from 5-6pm on Friday, September 28th.
Interested attendees are encouraged to RSVP
on Facebook here, but RSVP does not guarantee entry; free admission is
granted on a first-come, first-served basis
. Attendees must be 21
and over. Meadowsweet, 149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 11211.

For
the Music Maven: Reykjavik Calling at Knitting Factory
Brooklyn
(Saturday 9/29; doors @ 7pm, show @ 8pm)

In partnership with Icelandic Music Export and Iceland Airwaves, the
Icelandic-American concert known as Reykjavik Calling in collaboration
with WFUV will feature Icelandic artists Vök,
winners of Iceland's prestigious Músíktilraunir battle of the bands
contest known for their electronic dream-pop, and Berndsen,
boasting a retro-futurist analogue-feeling sound influenced by Michael
Jackson and Chromeo. Reykjavik Calling will also feature a NYC-based
band (to be announced). Interested attendees are encouraged to RSVP
on Facebook here, but RSVP does not guarantee entry; free admission is
granted on a first-come, first-served basis
. Guests must be over 18
to attend. Doors open at 7pm. Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan
Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

For
the Design Enthusiast: Iceland's Thriving Design and Architectural Scene
at A/D/O
(Saturday 9/29 @ 2pm)

In partnership with A/D/O and in celebration of the 10th
anniversary of Iceland's most important annual design festival,
DesignMarch, which covers all fields of design including architecture,
graphic design, fashion, furniture and product design, Taste of Iceland
invites you to immerse yourself in Iceland's thriving design and
architectural scene with a design talk hosted by Halla
Helgadóttir
, Managing Director of the Iceland
Design Centre
. Interested attendees are encouraged to RSVP
on Facebook here, but RSVP does not guarantee entry; free admission is
granted on a first-come, first-served basis
. A/D/O, 29 Norman
Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

For
the Film Buff: Shortfish, Iceland's Premier Short Film Festival at Film
Noir Cinema
(9/27 @ 6pm, 9/28 @ 6pm, 9/29 @ 4pm, 9/30 @
4pm)

The Icelandic film industry's premier festival is screening its short
film program at Film Noir Cinema. The short film division of the
Stockfish festival, aptly dubbed Shortfish, focuses on highlighting
up-and-coming Icelandic filmmakers. The four Shortfish screenings will
each feature six short films and run for approximately 90 minutes.
Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested
attendees are encouraged to RSVP
on Facebook here, but RSVP does not guarantee entry; free admission is
granted on a first-come, first-served basis
. There are no age
restrictions, but the films are not recommended for children. Film
Noir Cinema, 122 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Stay up-to-date on Taste of Iceland events happening in New York by
following @IcelandNatural and using #TasteofIceland on Twitter and
Instagram and ‘Liking' Iceland
Naturally on Facebook
. Visit www.icelandnaturally.com
to learn more about Taste
of Iceland in New York
. To follow along with Taste of Iceland news
and updates, tune into Taste of Iceland's official radio partner WFUV.

ABOUT TASTE OF ICELAND

The acclaimed, multi-day festival showcases the best of Iceland,
offering attendees an experiential glimpse into Iceland's rich culture.
The events highlight the Nordic nation's cuisine, cocktails, music,
design and film across a number of North American cities. Taste of
Iceland in New York is presented by Iceland Naturally in cooperation
with Iceland's top companies and organizations.

ABOUT ICELAND NATURALLY

Iceland Naturally is a cooperative marketing organization comprised of
top Iceland brands, that promotes the tourism, services, products and
culture of Iceland to the North American audience. We represent the true
essence of Iceland, its creativity and spectacular natural wonders.
Through a series of robust online channels, Iceland Naturally bridges
the gap between North America and Iceland in engaging and meaningful
ways. Our online presence showcase the best of what Iceland has to
offer, and encourages North Americans to experience the country for
themselves. The group is comprised of Iceland's top companies and
organizations: Blue
Lagoon
City
of Reykjavik
Government
of Iceland
Icelandair,
Icelandic
Glacial
, Icelandic
Group
Icelandic
Provisions
, Keflavik
International Airport (KEF)
LandsvirkjunÖlgerðin
Egill Skallagrímsson
Promote
Iceland
, and Reyka
Vodka
. Follow Iceland Naturally on Facebook,
Twitter,
and Instagram.

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