There's a whale in my plate!

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Putrefied shark meat. Sheep heads and testicles. Some of Iceland's traditional delicacies might challenge a few palates. But aside from these dishes, what we had were delicious meat, fresh fish, amazing potatoes and rich sweets. State of the art restaurants and incredible chef can be found here and there in this island. This is a small choice of my favourite meals I'd love to share with you.

Blue Mussels and caramelised crab and Rub23 in Avureyri

This little restaurant has "the view"! Gentle Café is located in the Husavik harbour it's perfect after a whale watching trip. The staff is super nice and food delicious!!

And now I have to spend a few more words about one of the most incredible dinner I have ever had. We've found Sjavargrillid restaurant just walking in Reykjavik city centre. We were starving and ordered a three-course meal. Well, it was a sequence of pure pleasure for both the eyes and palate, an unusual mix of ingredients well balance and combined, food designed in what was heaven. Gústav is a very talented young chef which I am sure will have success (the restaurant opened only in May!). And by the way, I had whale, and let me tell you is scrumptious!

Cakes? rich, soft, yummy, they were everywhere!!

You have to try breakfast at Guest House Kiljan

Stopping in Hella while touring the Island? go to Nonni Guesthouse, Jón will bake lovely waffles for your breakfast :-)

Book yourself in a nice cottage with sauna and an hot tub

I met a Dutch fantastic photographer and now Teatsche is my friend :-)


  1. Sooooooooooo delicious, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I am hungry.

  2. holy YUM - i am so jealous! - that crab looks DELISH - my tastebuds are on overdrive jut looking at this!!!!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  3. looks so yummy! especially the mussels looks delicious! x

  4. Well I have been completely out of the loop! I missed your birthday and your travels! Happy belated birthday dear girl!! I hope it was amazing! It looks like Iceland was a fantastic time which is definitely deserved!

  5. Uhmmmmmmm, che fame mi ha fatto venire passare per di qua ora!

  6. Oh my goodness, I've already had dinner but those images are making me hungry. Looks delicious!

  7. So yummy and very tempting food! The crab looks delicious. ;)