Arts & Culture
A Taste Of Iceland Brings Cultural, Culinary Delights To Denver
When Iceland air announced it would start flying into Denver International Airport, Mayor Michael Hancock said the new route would generate more than $19 million in tourism spending.
Iceland is also betting on the economic benefits, and is holding a 'Taste of Iceland' festival to introduce the country to Colorado.
The four day event kicks off Thursday night with a special culinary collaboration with Coohills 1400 restaurant in Denver.
Icelandic Chef Hákon Már Örvarsson and Chef Tom Coohill have created a four-course meal highlighting traditional Icelandic cuisine in a new and modern way.
I spoke with Már Örvarsson about the unique menu, which he says is a great introduction to Icelandic food.
Reservations for the Coohills event are through September 30th.
On Saturday, music lovers can attend a free concert at the Gothic Theater in Denver.
“Reykjavik calling,” will pair Icelandic artists with a number of Denver musicians in a first-time collaborative effort.
A Taste of Iceland will conclude Sunday with a mini film festival at the L2 Arts and Culture Center.
The festival will include a showing of Inni, a unique film featuring footage from Icelandic band Sigur Ros', and their last show at London's Alexandra Palace.
A Taste of Iceland is presented by Iceland Naturally, in cooperation with Icelandair, Reyka Vodka,66° North, Blue Lagoon, Icelandic Glacial Water, Visit Iceland, Coohills, L2 Arts and Culture Center,Gothic Theatre, Oxford Hotel and 88.5 KGNU FM.
Find more information on the event here.