Taste of Iceland, an annual festival that celebrates Iceland culture, has announced, for the first time ever, that it is going virtual from November 18 - 22. In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, the festival will be held entirely online to safely bring people across North America together to experience what Iceland has to offer. The five-day festival will highlight Iceland’s culture, including cuisine, music, literature, film, and more through a variety of free livestreamed events. Participants can bring Iceland into their homes throughout the festival by entering to win prizes from Icelandic brands, learning new Icelandic cooking and cocktail recipes, and streaming Icelandic music. Taste of Iceland in North America will be streamed from several cities around the world, including: Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Reykjavik.
This year’s Taste of Iceland will mark five years of the festival In Chicago. In celebration of this milestone, Chef Paul Virant (Gaijin, Vie, and Vistro), James Beard Award Finalist for Best Chef: Great Lakes, takes the virtual festival stage as one of Taste of Iceland 2020’s featured chef partners. Employing his philosophy of local, seasonal eating, Chef Paul will incorporate Icelandic ingredients into a free, live cooking demonstration on Friday, November 20 at 4pm central. Tune in here: http://bit.ly/TOINorthAmerica
A variety show will stream directly from Seattle to showcase an array of Icelandic culture on Saturday, November 21. Produced by KEXP, Reykjavík Calling will be a celebration of Icelandic music and culture, featuring performances from Icelandic and US-based musical groups, cooking demonstrations and more.