Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2018 Taste of Iceland. The weekend-long festival of all things Icelandic included:
Delightful storytelling by humorist, poet, and activist Andri Snær Magnuson (Love Star, Bónus Poetry, The Story of the Blue Planet, and the forthcoming The Casket of Time.
Amazing performances by up-and-coming Icelandic bands Vök and Gyða.
Delicious food from Hákon Már Örvarsson, owner and head chef at Essensia in Reykjavík.
Suitably moody and dark short films, including Arnbjörn, directed by Eyþór Jóvinsson, C-Vítamín directed by Guðný Rós Þórhallsdóttir, In the Dark Room, (Anna María Helgadóttir), Kali’s Solitude (Gúðjón Ragnarsson), That’s What Friends Are For (Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir) and VAKA (Teitur Magnusson).
And: a discussion about the Icelandic energy industry; a discussion about the thriving design and architecture scene; a mixology class with Teitur Ridderman Schiöth; a celebration of 100 years of Icelandic Independence. Too much for one weekend!
We are looking forward to the next iteration, due to hit Seattle shores the second week of October, 2019.