Taste of Iceland returns for its fifth year from Thursday, Nov. 12 to Sunday, Nov. 15, giving you the best in Icelandic tastes and talent. Presented by Iceland Naturally, this multi-city festival provides a glimpse into the cuisine, music and culture Iceland is known for, through a menu of authentic Icelandic delicacies at Luma and a free showcase of up-and-coming musical talent at the Reykjavik Calling concert.

Icelandic Cuisine

Don’t miss this unique culinary experience happening Nov. 12 to 14 at Luma (350 King St. W.). Icelandic chef Ylfa Helgadóttir (owner and chef de cuisine, Kopar Restaurant) has won numerous awards for her cooking. In collaboratation with Anthony Walsh, corporate executive chef of Oliver & Bonacini and Michael Wilson, Luma’s own chef de cuisine, Helgadóttir has put together a four-course prix-fixe menu for $75. For reservations, please call Luma at 647.288.4715 or click here.

On Sunday, Nov. 15, Luma and Helgadóttir will host ‘An Evening in Iceland’, an interactive dining experience featuring Icelandic music, cuisine and inspired drinks. Join chefs Helgadóttir, Walsh and Wilson for a meet and greet cocktail reception, followed by a four-course tasting menu with fine wine pairings. Throughout the meal, guests will have the opportunity to learn more from chef Helgadóttir, as she visits the communal tables and speaks to the unique features of each dish. Tickets are $115 and include canapés, a specialty cocktail, entertainment and a four-course dinner with wine pairings. To purchase tickets, click here.


Reykjavik Calling – Free Concert

On Saturday, Nov. 14 at Adelaide Hall (250 Adelaide St. W.), the annual Reykjavik Calling concert returns. The Icelandic-Canadian collaborative lineup will feature Icelandic artists Samaris and Airplane and Spaceship paired with Toronto musicians Prince Innocence and RALPH. To RSVP to the free concert, click here. This is 19+ event, doors open at 7 p.m.

8 p.m. – RALPH
8:45 p.m. – Airplane and Spaceship
9:30 p.m. – Prince Innocence
10:15 p.m. – Samaris

Icelandic Films

Sunday, Nov. 15 at The Royal Theatre (608 College St.), beginning at 1 p.m., the Reykjavik Shorts & Docs Festival presents a free film experience. This event is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis and will conclude with a Q&A session with Heather Millard, the director of the film festival.

For more information on these one-of-a-kind events, visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to hashtag your Taste of Iceland experience: #TasteofIceland