A Taste of Iceland: April 9-12April 09, 2015
Ever since the Edmonton International Airport started to offer direct flights to Iceland via Icelandair, I've been itching to travel there. With my busy schedule I haven't had the opportunity to visit yet, but if you're like me you're in luck, because Iceland is coming to Edmonton this weekend!
The Viktolicious Cocktail - Reyka Vodka, Blueberry Puree, Ginger Soda
In collaboration with Chef Shonn Oborowsky at Characters, Chef Viktor Örn Andrésson has put together a four course menu for $79 to showcase traditional Icelandic ingredients with a contemporary twist. Chef Viktor is the head chef at Blue Lagoon's LAVA Restaurant, and was crowned the 2014 Nordic Chef of the Year. That's a huge title to hold and it's pretty exciting to have him here in Edmonton. The dishes available this weekend feature ingredients flown in from Iceland, and Chef Viktor's culinary talents are apparent in each dish.
At $79 for four stellar courses, its a very reasonable price to be dining at Characters and getting a taste of a one-of-a-kind menu. If you have the time this weekend definitely stop by for a meal! And if you're a cocktail fan, the Viktolicious cocktail features Reyka Vodka, which is distilled in Iceland using Arctic spring water and filtered through lava rocks. So neat! A huge thanks to Iceland Naturally and Characters for the invite to check out the menu - see you when I'm in Iceland!
Disclaimer: as this was a media preview event, views expressed in this post are solely mine. I was not expected to feature this restaurant on my blog, nor obligated to do so. This post is 100% my opinion, and as always, my priority is to you, the reader, to present an unbiased, thorough review.