Going to Iceland for real would be awesome, but until you get there, there's Taste of Iceland, a five-day event highlighting the country's cuisine and culture.
Sit down to an authentic Icelandic meal at Rialto, where Icelandic chef Hákon Már Örvarsson will collaborate with Rialto chef Jody Adams for a menu created with fresh ingredients flown in from Iceland including Arctic char, free range lamb, and Skyr. The Reykjavik Calling Concert at The Middle East presents the collaborative efforts of Icelandic musicians Retro Stefson, Sin Fang, and Hermigervill, and Boston-area musical acts The Love Experiment and Skinny Bones. The free Reyka Vodka Craft Cocktail Class led by Liberty Hotel mixologist Juan Carlos Perez is full, but you can join the wait list here. Keep your eyes open for Icelandic secrets hidden at all the festival events. When you share them on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtags #IcelandSecret and #TasteofIceland, you earn a chance to win an Icelandic prize package. Event details at www.icelandnaturally.com Schedule below.
Icelandic Cuisine at Rialto, 1 Bennett St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. March 14-18, 8 p.m. $85 per person (not including tax, gratuity or beverage). Reservations requested. 617-234-8026, www.rialto-restaurant.com
Reykjavik Calling Concert at The Middle East, 472-480 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. March 15, 8 p.m. doors, show at 9 p.m. Free, reserve tickets online. https://reykjavikcallingboston2014.eventbrite.com/
Reyka Vodka Craft Cocktail Class at The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St., Boston. March 16, 4-6 p.m. Free, full, join wait list online. http://reykavodkacocktailclass.eventbrite.com/
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
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Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.
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