BOSTON HOSTS THE TASTE OF ICELAND FESTIVAL APRIL 7-11

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Guests are invited to join in the celebration Iceland iconic dishes, cocktails, music, movies, literature, etc.

BOSTON, March 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Inspired by Iceland, today announced the continuation of Taste of Iceland 2022, an annual celebration of Icelandic culture in North America. Next on the tour is Boston, MA, where from April 7-11, locals can transport themselves to Iceland through a series of events inspired by and celebrating the best of Icelandic culture through food and drink, music, literature. , movies, art and more.

Over the five days of the festival, and in partnership with local businesses in Bostonand official partners of Taste of Iceland, the events will be organized by the cheeky monkey, Alibi, Trident Bookshop & Caféthe SoWa Power Plant, Brattle Theater and the Queer Nasty Film Festival, under the yogaand royal. The calendar of events includes:

  • Icelandic Culinary Experience: Hosted daily from 5 p.m.from April 7-10 at Cheeky Monkey, located at 3 Lansdowne Street in Boston

  • Cocktail classes presented by Icelandic brands Reyka Vodka and Gin Olafsson: April 7from 4 p.m.at Alibi at the Liberty Hotel, located at 215 Charles Street

  • writing tricks with Iceland First lady, Elisa Reid: April 8from 3 p.m.5 p.m.at the Trident Bookseller & Café, located at 338 Newbury Street in Boston

  • Basic sound bath: April 9from 2 p.m.3 p.m. at the Down Under School of Yoga, located at 2000 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge

  • Icelandic provisions Snack: AT 3 p.m.immediately after the Elementary Sound Bath, located at the Down Under School of Yoga

  • Screening of the film Secret Cop: April 9 from 6 p.m.8 p.m.at the Brattle Theater located at 40 Brattle St in Cambridge

  • 66° North Photo exhibition and fireside chat with Chris Burcard: April 10from 3 p.m.5 p.m.at the SoWa Power Station, Mezzanine, located at 540 Harrison Avenue

  • Reykjavik Calling Concert with Icelandic musicians Axel Flovent and Briet: April 11from 7 p.m.11 p.m.at Royale, located at 279, rue Tremont

  • Prize wheel presented by Icelandair: Each day at various events (more details below), participants will have the chance to win a variety of prizes, including a trip for two to Iceland!

Most events will be free to the public and will follow a first-come, first-served policy with limited capacity. However, guests are encouraged to register for each at the link HERE to receive updated information. Taste of Iceland adheres to from boston COVID-19 mandates. Additional information found below.

Icelandic Culinary Experience:
Hosted daily from 5 p.m. from April 7 to April 10 at cheeky monkey, Icelandic chef Viktor Örn Andrésson and Cheeky Monkey head chef Wagner Sousa will prepare a sampling of traditional bar food with an Icelandic twist. The menu will also include an exclusive beer created for and only available during the Taste of Iceland festival.

Reservations can be made at Resy.com and additional information can be found HERE. The menu and prices include:

  • Nordic Taco ($16)

  • Grilled rack of lamb ($22)

  • Skyr Dessert Icelandic Layouts ($9)

  • Fagradalsfjäll Stout ($9)

Icelandic Cocktail Preparation Class:
A two-hour Icelandic cocktail class hosted by Reyka Vodka, along with brand rep and Ólafsson Gin mixologist, Tóta at Alibi at the Liberty Hotel. DJ Hermigervill will welcome guests, and representatives from Reyka Vodka and Ólafsson Gin will then prepare four different cocktails using the different Icelandic spirits. Participants must be 21 years of age with valid ID to attend and consume alcohol. The CocktailClass is free and follows a first-come, first-served policy. However, register HERE, to receive additional information and all updates regarding the event.

The Write Stuff featuring the First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid:
Celebrate Iceland rich tradition of storytelling with a conference hosted by the First Lady of Iceland and co-founder of the Icelandic Writers’ Retreat, Eliza Reid. Eliza will talk about her critically acclaimed book Secrets of the Sprakkar,’ and how she explored the cultural roots of Iceland’s attitude towards equality and considered how her home country can continue to move forward. Guests will also experience a fireside chat with Eliza and Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks, with Q&A and book signing opportunities. The Icelandic literature event is free and follows a first-come, first-served policy. However, register HEREto receive additional information and all updates regarding the event.

Basic sound bath and snack bar:
Icelandic energy healer, Jósa Goodlife, will take attendees on an elemental journey beyond time and space, with a deeply relaxing and uplifting program featuring healing sounds from nature that will leave guests feeling rejuvenated. Participants will receive a yoga mat, courtesy of Icelandic provisionsa face towel and skin care, blue lagoona cover, compliments of Icelandair and water from icelandic glacier.

After class, guests are invited to grab a can of Skyr from Fresh Icelandic Provisions, an Icelandic yogurt that has been supporting Icelanders for nearly 1,000 years! Icelandic Glacier Water and Oatmeal from Icelandair will also be available. The Elemental Sound bath and snack bar are complimentary and follow a first-come, first-served policy. However, register HEREto receive additional information and all updates regarding the event.

Screening of the film Secret Cop:
Guests will enjoy action and comedy movies, Secret Policeman, directed by Hannes Þór Halldórsson at Brattle Theaterand in partnership with from boston LGBTQ+ Film Festival, bad fagot. The film tells how a police officer, in denial of his sexuality, falls in love with his new partner, while investigating a series of bank robberies. Cop Secret screening is free and follows a first-come, first-served policy. However, register HEREto receive additional information and all updates regarding the event.

66°North photo exhibition and fireside chat with Chris Burcard:
The photo exhibition titled, 50 times and count; because once was not enough! will display photos captured by Chris Burcard which tell the stories of his travels through Icelandhosted at SoWa Power Plant. Ambassador of the 66°North brand, Chris Burcard is an award-winning, self-taught photographer and artist whose images are punctuated by energized landscapes and moments of bliss, the search for adventure and the ensuing lifestyle, and the movement and intuitive work skills of the light. Billy Brown, Senior Gear Editor at Fatherly.com, will host a fireside chat with Chris, as he answers questions about his photographic travels. Reyka Vodka and Olafsson Gin cocktails will also be served. The photo exhibit is free and follows a first-come, first-served policy. However, register HEREto receive additional information and updates regarding the event.

Reykjavik Roll Call Concert:
The Reykjavik Calling Concert will celebrate Icelandic music, with performances by Briet and Axel Flovent. Bríet is an Icelandic multi-instrumentalist artist who writes and performs her own songs. Her album Kveðja was selected as Album of the Year at the 2021 Icelandic Music Awards, where she also won Vocalist of the Year and Lyricist of the Year. Axel Flóvent, an alternative/indie artist from Iceland whose latest album, ‘You Stay by the Sea’ is inspired by finding a place to feel at peace taps into the DIY spirit of his early recordings, but with a sense of refinement and new wisdom. DJ Hermigervi will liven up the evening and welcome guests with music from playlists featuring all Icelandic artists from all genres. Reykjavik Calling is free and doors open at 7 p.m. The Reykjavik Calling concert is free and follows a first-come, first-served policy. However, register HEREto receive additional information and updates regarding the event.

Taste the Icelandic prize wheel:
Presented by Icelandair, the Prize Wheel gives entrants the chance to win a range of prizes, including Blue Lagoon Skincarea Icelandic wool blanketyear’s supply of Skyr from Icelandic Provisions, cases of sparkling and still water from icelandic glaciera Reyka Vodka package, a Skin turned Tindur jacket and Surtsey Knit Beanie from 66° Northor the grand prize, a trip for two to Iceland by Icelandair, including a stay at the Silica Hotel at the famous Blue Lagoon and a 72-hour City-card from Visit Reykjavík! People can sign up for a chance to win an hour before the spins take place at the times listed below:

  • April 7 at 5 p.m.before the Icelandic cocktail class at Alibi at the Liberty Hotel

  • April 8 at 3 p.m.before the Write Stuff at the Trident Bookseller & Café

  • April 9 at 6 p.m.before the screening of Secret Cop at the Brattle Theater

  • April 10 at 5 p.m.before the 66°North photo exhibition at the SoWa Power Station

  • April 11 at 7 p.m. before the Reykjavik Calling Concert at Royale

Taste of Iceland events have already taken place in washington d.c.and the tour will continue after Boston, MA in other North American cities, including Denver, CO; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL, and Toronto, Canada. For more information on Taste of Iceland, please visit https://www.inspiredbyiceland.com/culture/taste-of-iceland-boston/

For media inquiries or to attend Taste of Iceland events, please contact [email protected].

About the taste of Iceland
A taste of Iceland is an annual festival that celebrates Iceland dynamic culture. The festival is organized by Inspired by Iceland, a public-private communications platform owned and operated by Business Iceland that promotes Iceland, Icelandic products and services. It is presented in partnership with its members: Icelandair, Visit Reykjavík, Icelandic Trademark Holder, Reyka Vodka, Gin Olafsson, blue lagoon, 66° North, Icelandic provisions, Icelandic lamb, icelandic glacier, Landsvirkjunand Isavia Keflavik International Airport. To learn more about Business Iceland, please visit www.businessiceland.is.

SOURCE The Taste of Iceland

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