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Food and Fun: Capital Culinary Festival

By Sara McMahon

  • Tasty treats The culinary festival kicks off on February 25th. The event links together internationally acclaimed chefs from Europe and America and some of Reykjavík’s finest restaurants. Photo/Stefán 

Delicious flavours and quality products reign supreme during Iceland’s premier culinary festival, the 2015 Food and Fun festival taking place in Reykjavík. The festival has been hitting its stride over the past years with a record number of restaurants participating this year.

 

It’s fair to say the Icelandic culinary scene has been blooming over the past decade. More chefs are focusing on organic and localised food since the New-Nordic culinary movement swept across the Nordic countries, and many restaurants now offer menus inspired by Iceland’s traditional cuisine.

 

Food and Fun

Delicious fun! A record number of restaurants take part in this year's Food and Fun.  Photo/Vallli

The Food and Fun festival takes place all over Reykjavík between February 25th and March 1st. The event brings together internationally acclaimed chefs from Europe and America and some of Reykjavík’s finest restaurants to create an unforgettable culinary experience.

Each chef is assigned to one of the participating restaurants and together they develop a special menu which is presented at the restaurant for the entire week. The dishes are made from Icelandic ingredients but have an international twist to them.

A record number of nineteen restaurants are joining in on the fun this year, increasing diners’ chances of getting a seat at one of the restaurants during the popular week-long event.

Delicious flavours aside, the Icelandic diet of fresh fish and quality meat and dairy products has been rated the world’s healthiest diet, giving foodies yet another reason to partake in the annual culinary fair. 

 

 

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