Iceland’s been calling my name ever since I posted photos from Katherine and Nathan’s 2009 trip. To kickoff the recap of our September vacation, I’m going to begin with a meal! Dill Restaurant features New Nordic cuisine, housed in a Alvar Aalto setting with a view overlooking downtown Reykjavík. Dinner consists of three options: 3, 5 or 7 courses with optional wine pairings. This is Menu #100.
Amuse bouche: Mussel soup, dill and pickled seaweed.
Looking back to Reykjavík with the famous Lutheran church, Hallgrímskirkja in the distance.
Amuse bouche: Muskox and burned butter.
The restaurant is house inside one of Alvar Aalto’s later works, the Nordic House.
Smoked mayonnaise, capelin caviar and crispy rye bread.
Warm isbui, roasted carrots and hay baked red beets. Rosemary and honey.
Fennel salad. sweet and sour whey and lightly cooked cod.
Soft potatoes, pickled onions, grill oil. Crispy pork belly and fried onions.
In-between courses you’re able to browse the nearby Nordic House Library.
Cocoas of the north, apples, and crowberries. Goose breast. Onions and beer.
Cucumber, celery, and dill, served with skyr.
Berries, lemon balm, and salted caramel ice cream.
We had read enough reviews to know our 7 course meal would last at least 3 hours. Don’t say I didn’t warn, you but it is a lovely way to spend an evening in Reykjavik. Reservations are a must. It was about a 5-10 min cab ride from our hotel, though I suppose those more ambitious could walk.