Pocketmags Digital Magazines
AU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
9 MIN READ TIME

Is this the world’s most fun food festival? Find out in Iceland

Fun and feasting in the Atlantic

While some of Iceland’s traditional delicacies may not be to everyone’s taste (the infamous rotten shark for starters), its culinary credentials are top-notch. In this remote land, where fishermen cast their nets in pure waters and lambs roam the greenest mountain valleys, organic, locally sourced produce has always been the norm. Nowhere does it get a better showcase than Reykjavík, and the aptly named Food & Fun Festival that’s held here every year. The week-long event pairs top chefs from Europe and the USA with their counterparts at the capital’s best restaurants and asks them to create a menu made entirely from Icelandic ingredients. The results are always inventive: last year’s included snow crab with squid ink brioche at the lakeside restaurant Tjörnin, and skyr (a yoghurty Icelandic staple) with meringue and white chocolate at Fiskfélagið. Don’t miss the final day, when the chefs compete to whip their island produce into the ultimate three-course feast.

1 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT A dessert from the 2014 festival; Iceland’s Grótta lighthouse; fishy taster spoons; 2014 runner-up chef Jesper Tøt Stjernholm Krabbe
Read the complete article and many more in this issue of Lonely Planet
Purchase options below
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue March 2015
 
$9.99
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new Lonely Planet subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.

This article is from...


View Issues
Lonely Planet
March 2015
VIEW IN STORE

Other Articles in this Issue


Regulars
… I’m impossibly excited to welcome my favourite animal to
Right now, Hydra in Greece is calling. The tiny island
POSTCARDS
I have been to Dubai a number of times, both
GLOBETROTTER
Once a sommelier, DAN KNIGHT is now stirring up a
Brazil’s biggest party happens this month, and members of the
Described by contemporary critics as ‘monstrous’, ‘useless’, ‘ridiculous’ and a
Check into Hotel Empress Zoe, set in an Ottoman townhouse,
HOW LOVED UP WILL I FEEL? The romance of rural
1 Commonwealth Day falls on 9 March this year. Apart
EASY TRIPS
When it comes to carnival season, Rio’s spectacle (and sun)
March may not feel like alfresco time for sun-pampered locals,
Berlin – of all places – is used to the
Red phone boxes are an occasional sight in Antigua –
Once labelled the poshest pub in England and raking in
The Lake District is this year laying down the gauntlet
If you’ve been cursing yourself for missing the blockbuster Rembrandt
If the British spring still feels a long way off,
If Shrove Tuesday normally ends with you scraping batter off
GREAT ESCAPE
Begin in Porto, a city of architectural wonders, before heading
MINI GUIDES
Broadway, with its antique shops, tearooms and galleries, has long
The most westerly point on the British mainland is also
Venice’s most fabled church is free to enter (although extras
This modernist cluster of 10 mid-rise stone-clad towers, built around
The huge Art Institute houses masterpieces from around the globe,
Rising above the financial heart of Hong Kong Island, Victoria
Features
Sailing over five lanes of rush-hour traffic, the Roosevelt Island
There’s a lovely long view of the Danube to be
‘My husband Giancarlo is from Tuscany and together we’ve travelled
Settings rarely come any more heroic than Coco & Belle
South Luangwa is the second largest national park in Zambia