Acclaimed Cultural Festival ‘Taste of Iceland’ Returns to Boston March 8-11

BOSTON–([1])–Taste
of Iceland
[2], an annual festival that celebrates Iceland’s vibrant
culture, returns to Boston with a series of events March 8-11, 2018.
Over the past nine years, Taste of Iceland in Boston has featured some
of the best names in Icelandic food, music, art and more. The four-day
festival, presented by Iceland
Naturally
[3], gives Bostonians the chance to experience the country’s
pure culture through a variety of (mostly free!) events.

Schedule of Events

March 8 -11: Icelandic Menu at Townsman
March 8 – 11: Icelandic
Cocktail Menu at Beat Brasserie
March 9: Reykjavik Calling Concert
at Paradise Rock Club (FREE)
March 10: Discussion of Iceland’s
Thriving Design and Architectural Scene at BSA Space (FREE)
March
11: Icelandic Short Film Festival at The Brattle Theatre (FREE)

Event Details

Icelandic Menu at Townsman
March 8-11 | 5:30PM – Close | Townsman[4]
| 120 Kingston St., Boston, MA 02111

Icelanders are among the
world’s healthiest, happiest and longest-living people – and many
believe their pure, natural diet is the reason for this. From March
8-11, experience delicious Icelandic cuisine for yourself with a special
Icelandic menu at Townsman. Icelandic chef Georg
Arnar Halldórsson
[5] will fly to Boston to collaborate with American
chef Matt
Jennings
[6] to create a prix
fixe Icelandic dinner menu
[7]. Pair your meal with delicious Reyka
Vodka
[8] and Brennivin[9]
cocktails crafted by Icelandic mixologist Teitur
Ridderman Schiöth
[10] and Townsman’s Jon
Ross
[11]. Reserve
your seat for this unique dining experience on OpenTable
[12]. Click
here
[13] to view the Facebook event.

Chef Halldórsson has won multiple culinary awards, including two silver
medals and a bronze medal from the 2016 Culinary Olympics. Chef Jennings
was named one of the 40 Under 40 Big Thinkers in the food industry by Food
& Wine
and was a finalist for James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef
Northeast award numerous times.

A media reception will be held for select members of the press
interested in previewing the Icelandic menu at Townsman. Details are
available upon request; interested media should email iceland@bigfishpr.com[14]
for more information.

Icelandic Cocktails at Beat Brasserie
March 8-11 | 4PM –
1AM |
Beat
Brasserie
[15] | 13 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Experience
traditional Icelandic cocktails with the Taste of Iceland cocktail menu
at Beat Brasserie! Created and mixed by Brennivin cocktail champion Teitur
Ridderman Schiöth
[16] and Beat Brasserie’s Doug
Capozzoli
[17], the unique cocktails feature famed Icelandic spirits Reyka
Vodka
[18] and Brennivin[19].
One of Iceland’s premier bartenders, Schiöth currently manages Pablo
Discobar, a lively gathering place in Reykjavik. Capozzoli established
himself as one of Boston’s best up and coming young bartenders while
working in 5-star hotels before making the move to Beat Brasserie in
2015. Stop by Beat Brasserie March 8-11 to try these
mouthwatering handcrafted cocktails
[20]! RSVP
on Facebook
[21].

A media reception will be held for select members of the press
interested in previewing the Icelandic cocktail menu. The event will
include a cocktail class and discussion on Icelandic cocktail culture.
Interested media should reach out to iceland@bigfishpr.com[22].

Reykjavik Calling Concert at Paradise Rock Club
March 9 |
Doors at 7PM, Show at 8PM |
Paradise
Rock Club
[23] | 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
The
free annual Reykjavik Calling concert, sponsored by WERS[24],
returns to Boston on Friday, March 9 – this time at Paradise Rock Club!
One of Boston’s most anticipated international concerts of the year,
2018’s lineup features Icelandic artists JFDR[25],
whose first, full-length album was co-produced by Laurie Anderson, Yoko
Ono and Tom Waits; and Sturla
Atlas
[26], one of Iceland’s most exciting new acts who will be playing
his first U.S. show at Taste of Iceland in Boston. The Icelandic bands
will be joined by Air
Traffic Controller
[27], a Boston-based indie pop band with an eclectic
song catalog and category-defying organic/electronic sound. Admission is
free and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be
18+. RSVP
on Facebook
[28].

Iceland Design Center Presents: ‘Iceland’s Thriving Design and
Architectural Scene’ at BSA Space

March 10 | BSA
Space
[29]’s Pearl Street Room | 12-2PM | 290 Congress St., Suite
200, Boston, MA 02210

Discuss the current state of design in
Iceland and learn more about the country’s premier design event, DesignMarch[30],
at this luncheon. Participants will hear from Halla
Helgadóttir
[31], award-winning designer and Managing Director of the
Iceland Design Centre, and enjoy food, drinks and networking. This free
event will look at how the designer-driven community in Iceland has
enabled Icelandic design and architecture to emerge on the international
stage and solidify its place in the world. Design and art lovers alike
should RSVP
on Facebook
[32] for this event; admission is free and will be
granted on a first-come, first-served basis!

Shortfish: Iceland’s Premier Short Film Festival at the Brattle
Theatre

March 11 | 1PM | The
Brattle Theatre
[33] | 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Enjoy
an afternoon of Icelandic short films at The Brattle Theatre in Harvard
Square. The screening will feature
six short films
[34] from the 2017 Shortfish[35]
competition (the short film division of Iceland’s premier film festival, Stockfish[36]).
The program will run approximately 90 minutes. There are no age
restrictions on these films, however, they are not recommended for
children. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; program starts at 1:00 p.m.
Admission is free and will be granted on a first-come, first-served
basis. RSVP
on Facebook
[37].

If all this talk about Iceland has you wanting to make your own trip to
the land of fire and ice, Icelandair[38]
offers more nonstop flights from North America than ever before,
including daily flights out of Boston-Logan. The airline’s updated fleet
features more legroom, in-flight entertainment and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi.
Visit Icelandair.com[39]
to book your flight today.

Facebook: Iceland
Naturally
[40]
Twitter: @IcelandNatural[41]
Instagram:
@IcelandNatural[42]

About Taste of Iceland in Boston
Taste of Iceland in Boston
is presented by Iceland
Naturally
[43] in cooperation with, Blue
Lagoon
[44], Brennivin[45],
Iceland
Airwaves
[46], Icelandair[47],
Icelandic
Glacial
[48], Icelandic
Provisions
[49] Promote
Iceland
[50], Ölgerðin
Egill Skallagrímsson
[51], Reyka
Vodka
[52], Visit
Reykjavik
[53], Beat
Brasserie
[54], The
Brattle Theatre
[55], BSA
Space
[56], Paradise
Rock Club
[57], Stockfish
Film Festival
[58], Townsman[59],
WBUR[60]
and WERS[61].

About Iceland Naturally
Iceland Naturally is a cooperative
marketing organization that promotes the 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 Iceland’s top companies and
organizations: Blue
Lagoon
[62], City
of Reykjavik
[63], Government
of Iceland
[64], Icelandair[65],
Icelandic
Glacial Water
[66], Icelandic
Group
[67], Icelandic
Provisions
[68], Keflavik
International Airport
[69], Landsvirkjun[70],
Ölgerðin
Egill Skallagrímsson
[71], Promote
Iceland
[72] and Reyka
Vodka
[73].

References

  1. ^ (www.businesswire.com)
  2. ^ Taste of Iceland (cts.businesswire.com)
  3. ^ Iceland Naturally (cts.businesswire.com)
  4. ^ Townsman (cts.businesswire.com)
  5. ^ Georg Arnar Halldórsson (cts.businesswire.com)
  6. ^ Matt Jennings (cts.businesswire.com)
  7. ^ prix fixe Icelandic dinner menu (cts.businesswire.com)
  8. ^ Reyka Vodka (cts.businesswire.com)
  9. ^ Brennivin (cts.businesswire.com)
  10. ^ Teitur Ridderman Schiöth (cts.businesswire.com)
  11. ^ Jon Ross (cts.businesswire.com)
  12. ^ Reserve your seat for this unique dining experience on OpenTable (cts.businesswire.com)
  13. ^ Click here (cts.businesswire.com)
  14. ^ iceland@bigfishpr.com (www.businesswire.com)
  15. ^ Beat Brasserie (cts.businesswire.com)
  16. ^ Teitur Ridderman Schiöth (cts.businesswire.com)
  17. ^ Doug Capozzoli (cts.businesswire.com)
  18. ^ Reyka Vodka (cts.businesswire.com)
  19. ^ Brennivin (cts.businesswire.com)
  20. ^ these mouthwatering handcrafted cocktails (cts.businesswire.com)
  21. ^ RSVP on Facebook (cts.businesswire.com)
  22. ^ iceland@bigfishpr.com (www.businesswire.com)
  23. ^ Paradise Rock Club (cts.businesswire.com)
  24. ^ WERS (cts.businesswire.com)
  25. ^ JFDR (cts.businesswire.com)
  26. ^ Sturla Atlas (cts.businesswire.com)
  27. ^ Air Traffic Controller (cts.businesswire.com)
  28. ^ RSVP on Facebook (cts.businesswire.com)
  29. ^ BSA Space (cts.businesswire.com)
  30. ^ DesignMarch (cts.businesswire.com)
  31. ^ Halla Helgadóttir (cts.businesswire.com)
  32. ^ RSVP on Facebook (cts.businesswire.com)
  33. ^ The Brattle Theatre (cts.businesswire.com)
  34. ^ feature six short films (cts.businesswire.com)
  35. ^ Shortfish (cts.businesswire.com)
  36. ^ Stockfish (cts.businesswire.com)
  37. ^ RSVP on Facebook (cts.businesswire.com)
  38. ^ Icelandair (cts.businesswire.com)
  39. ^ Icelandair.com (cts.businesswire.com)
  40. ^ Iceland Naturally (cts.businesswire.com)
  41. ^ @IcelandNatural (cts.businesswire.com)
  42. ^ @IcelandNatural (cts.businesswire.com)
  43. ^ Iceland Naturally (cts.businesswire.com)
  44. ^ Blue Lagoon (cts.businesswire.com)
  45. ^ Brennivin (cts.businesswire.com)
  46. ^ Iceland Airwaves (cts.businesswire.com)
  47. ^ Icelandair (cts.businesswire.com)
  48. ^ Icelandic Glacial (cts.businesswire.com)
  49. ^ Icelandic Provisions (cts.businesswire.com)
  50. ^ Promote Iceland (cts.businesswire.com)
  51. ^ Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson (cts.businesswire.com)
  52. ^ Reyka Vodka (cts.businesswire.com)
  53. ^ Visit Reykjavik (cts.businesswire.com)
  54. ^ Beat Brasserie (cts.businesswire.com)
  55. ^ The Brattle Theatre (cts.businesswire.com)
  56. ^ BSA Space (cts.businesswire.com)
  57. ^ Paradise Rock Club (cts.businesswire.com)
  58. ^ Stockfish Film Festival (cts.businesswire.com)
  59. ^ Townsman (cts.businesswire.com)
  60. ^ WBUR (cts.businesswire.com)
  61. ^ WERS (cts.businesswire.com)
  62. ^ Blue Lagoon (cts.businesswire.com)
  63. ^ City of Reykjavik (cts.businesswire.com)
  64. ^ Government of Iceland (cts.businesswire.com)
  65. ^ Icelandair (cts.businesswire.com)
  66. ^ Icelandic Glacial Water (cts.businesswire.com)
  67. ^ Icelandic Group (cts.businesswire.com)
  68. ^ Icelandic Provisions (cts.businesswire.com)
  69. ^ Keflavik International Airport (cts.businesswire.com)
  70. ^ Landsvirkjun (cts.businesswire.com)
  71. ^ Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson (cts.businesswire.com)
  72. ^ Promote Iceland (cts.businesswire.com)
  73. ^ Reyka Vodka (cts.businesswire.com)
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