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Cook and Dine - An Icelandic Cooking Class - Tasting Session and Gourmet Lunch or Dinner

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    What to Expect
    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
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Þórunnartún 2, Reykjavík, Iceland
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Coffee, tea and water
    • Professional chef as instructor
    • Food tasting
    • 3-course lunch or dinner with wine
    • A recipe folder
    • Use of apron
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Took this cooking class with my 2 adult children (24&26). It was great. We learned how to cook great food and learned a bit about Icelandic history through food. The instructors/ owners were wonderful, friendly and easy to work with. We love to cook and this was a great
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    My fiancé and I had an amazing time during this class (which we happened to be the only couple there that evening so it felt more like a private cooking class!). The food was amazing and we were given so much history on the food and culture of Iceland. I would highly recommend
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    Response from Sigurður Grenda... M, Owner at Cook and Dine - An Icelandic Cooking Class - Tasting Session and Gourmet Lunch or Dinner
    Responded Oct 9, 2019
    We are so happy that you guys enjoyed the experience and that you took the time to share it with us and give feedback. It is greatly appreciated and very encouraging. Happy cooking!
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    My girlfriend and I want to start taking cooking classes whenever we travel. We were a bit worried that this might not work out, but thankfully Salt Eldhus definitely cemented it into a tradition! As we made our way up a few flight of stairs to get to the space, past a few
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    Response from Sigurður Grenda... M, Owner at Cook and Dine - An Icelandic Cooking Class - Tasting Session and Gourmet Lunch or Dinner
    Responded Aug 31, 2019
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the experience, not to mention that you intend to do attend a cooking class on your future travels. I remember that afterwards I emailed you details concerning the type of syrup we use for the steamed rye bread you tasted. We would love to know if you tried baking the bread and how it went? Happy cooking!
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    During our family trip to Iceland, my family (grandparents, parents and two children (9 and 11)) spent a lovely evening at this cooking school. There were four other guests bringing our class size to 10. After learning about the local ingredients we would use, we formed into
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    I love cooking classes and have taken many in the states as well as Italy. My sweet husband planned our trip to Iceland and registered us for a class at Salt Eldus. It could not have been more fabulous. My husband doesn't cook and he doesn't bake -- but even he loved the class.
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    Key Details
    • Salt Eldhus
    • Duration: 3h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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