Cook and Dine
An Icelandic Cooking class, Tasting Session and Gourmet Lunch or Dinner, all in one package!
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 chef, prepare and plate a three course gourmet meal 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.
How it works:
The cooking experience starts at 10 am (lunch class) or 5 pm (dinner class) and participants meet at the cooking school. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and water upon arrival and take part in a short safety briefing before embarking on the 3.5-4 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 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 break and a „tasting session“. The instructor presents a selection of traditional specialties for participants to taste, accompanied with a glass of local beer, and talks about local food, traditions and culture.
It is then time to finish preparing the three course lunch or dinner. As preparation of each course is finished it is plated and served at the dining table. The instructor plates one dish to give an example, participants then plate their own. The starter and the main course are each accompanied with a glass of wine. The dessert is accompanied with coffee or tea.
At the end of the session participants receive a folder with copies of all the recipes before they leave.
- Coffee, tea and water
- Professional chef as instructor
- Food tasting
- 3-course lunch or dinner with wine
- A recipe folder
- Use of apron
- Chef assistant
Availability: daily Starting time: 10 AM / 5 PM Duration: 3.5-4 hrs Minimum of 2 participants required.