reykjavik dinner with a local artist - Culture And food
ISK 8,200 per person
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7 pm
2 to 3 hours approx.
Full three course home made dinner and nice chat with a local about everything or nothing
Alcohol is not included and you can bring your own
About the Reykjavik Dinner Experience
I invite you to a traditional Icelandic home made dinner prepared my way with the best of our local produce. Cooking food has been my hobby for many years. I have most cooked for family and friends, until recently a woman who works in the gallery where I sell my paintings encouraged me to open my home and invite travelers to eat dinner with me. They have been completely happy with my food, just like my family and friends.
I invite you to come and eat with us. We agree on the menu depending on the day of the week which consists of a starter, main course and dessert. I can adapt the dishes for vegetarians and those who eat fish.
Sample dinner menu:
Starter: smoked trout, home baked leavened bread, onion, spice and sour cream. The smoked trout is a very traditional dish in Iceland for events or ceremonies.
Main course: slow cooked lamb with vegetables, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions and aubergine. The meat tastes just like my mother did to cook it, but she had potatoes peas and red cabbage. The slow cooked lamb is offered for groups with 4 guests minimum.
Dessert: vanilla skyr, blueberries and kino with some cream. Skyr is very Icelandic with blue berries, kino is from South America. I add some sugar and cinnamon. It will give you an idea of the natural curiosity of one Icelander.
There are options on the menu such us pasta with smoked salmon alla carbonara, chicken from the oven, Indian vegetable dishes or, the traditional Icelandic meat soup.
Visit us, I will show you my house, my art, tell you how is like to be an artist in Iceland, the history and present times of the neighborhood and anything else that a delicious food and great company could bring to the table. I look forward to welcoming you to my home.
Other booking options
Starting time is 7pm but there is some flexibility for starting earlier.
You can book the dinner as private, only for your group. Please contact me to arrange it, for details, and price.
Also, groups of 4 to 6 can book private lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This experience takes place rain or shine
The house is located at the harbor in one of the oldest part of Reykjavik. There are a lot of coffee shops, restaurants and museums close by.
About the host
I live and work as an artist in downtown Reykjavik since I finished my studies in Reykjavik and Amsterdam in the year 1984. I've worked in oil painting, watercolor, art prints and digital photos. I've been involved in a number of exhibitions in Iceland and abroad.
Now, I combined my two passions: painting and cooking.
Downtown Reykjavik. Meeting location will be provided after booking.