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Cook and Dine Icelandic Cooking Class Gourmet Lunch or Dinner

Immerse yourself into Icelandic cuisine, food traditions and culture in this hands-on, highly interactive 3.5-4 hour cooking class in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.

Under the supervision of a local chef, prepare and plate a three course gourmet lunch or dinner from fresh, local ingredients and then enjoy your creation with a glass of wine.

Sample local specialties such as home made Icelandic rye bread, dung smoked Arctic char, dried Atlantic wolffish, smoked free-roaming lamb and selected local beer, during the tasting session.

Deepen your knowledge of Icelandic culinary and cultural traditions and enjoy personalized guidance from your instructor in this small-group cooking class limited to 16 people.

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3 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Coffee, tea and water
    • Professional chef as instructor
    • Food tasting
    • 3-course lunch or dinner with wine
    • A recipe folder
    • Use of apron
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off
  • Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and water upon arrival before embarking on the 3.5 hour culinary journey ahead.
    After washing of hands and putting on aprons (provided), the instructor presents the 3 course menu to be cooked, the ingredients to be used and explains their significance to the local cuisine. Although the menu may vary according to season, fish, free-roaming lamb and skyr are classic ingredients. As this is a hands-on, highly interactive cooking class, participants work together in pairs or small teams, under close supervision of the instructor.
    When cooking and preparation of the different dishes and accompaniments is well underway (ca 1.5 hours) it is time for a short „tasting session break“. Your host presents a selection of traditional specialties for participants to taste, accompanied with a glass of local beer, and talks about local food, traditions, history and culture.
    It is then time to finish preparing the three course meal. As preparation of each course is finished it is plated and served at the dining table. The starter and the main course are each accompanied with a glass of wine. The dessert is accompanied with coffee or tea.

    Stop At:

    • Salt Eldhus, Thorunnartun 2 Skúlatún House, Reykjavik 105 Iceland

    Sample Menu

    • Pan fried Arctic char (skin-on) with fennel-orange salat and mustard sauce -
    • Herb-crusted rack of free-roaming Icelandic lamb - Served with either fondant or Hasselback potatoes, Mother-of-Thyme Jus, sautéed red cabbage with raisins and green pea purée with mint.
    • Skyr pudding - Served with caramelized whey cheese sauce and toasted oats.
    • Pan fried Arctic char (skin on) with pressed potatoe salat
    • Cod loin with browned butter - Served with creamed organic barley, quick pickled pearl onions and either parsnip purée or celeriac.
    • Skyr pudding - Served with caramelized whey cheese sauce and baked white chocolate
  • Departure Point :
    Þórunnartún 2, Reykjavík, Iceland
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Fitness Req.


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Organised by Salt Eldhus ehf

Activity ID: V-51871P1

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