Culture
Food
Slippurinn Chef To Host Downtown Reykjavík Pop-Up At Apotek

Slippurinn Chef To Host Downtown Reykjavík Pop-Up At Apotek

Photos by
Art Bicnick

Published January 18, 2018

Gísli Matthías Auðunsson is a star chef on Iceland’s restaurant scene, and the man behind the menu of the much-admired Vestmannaeyjar eatery, Slippurinn. Only open in the summer, the restaurant has a strong New Nordic-influenced philosophy of focussing on local produce and wild ingredients, including sea bird eggs, herbs and berries hand-harvested on the islands.

Those who wish to taste Gísli’s cooking got a more accessible option lately through Skál, an upscale tapas joint in the new Hlemmur Mathöll food hall. But this month, between January 24-28th, Slippurinn will come to downtown Reykjavík for a four-day pop-up at the Apotek bar and kitchen.

The menu—9,900 ISK, and only served for a whole table—will include creative twists on classic Icelandic ingredients such as lamb, langoustine, cured meat and cod, immaculately presented with traditional local flavours and garnishes such as hardfiskur, kelp, buttermilk, arctic thyme, and rhubarb.

Having experienced Gísli’s cooking first hand last year, we can throughly recommend taking this opportunity to try it out. Book by emailing apotek@apotekrestaurant.is or calling 551001.


Culture
Food
Smoothielicious: The Grapevine Guide To Smoothies In Reykjavík

Smoothielicious: The Grapevine Guide To Smoothies In Reykjavík

by and

Have you ever craved a smoothie when out and about in sunny Reykjavík? Well, we have. So we formed a

Culture
Food
SOE Kitchen: Ólafur Elíasson and Victoria Elíasdóttir Fuse Dining With Art

SOE Kitchen: Ólafur Elíasson and Victoria Elíasdóttir Fuse Dining With Art

by

Soft grey light pours in through the high rectangular windows of The Marshall House from the overcast eastern sky. The

Culture
Food
Straight Outta Suðureyri: Fisherman Brings The Westfjords To Reykjavík

Straight Outta Suðureyri: Fisherman Brings The Westfjords To Reykjavík

by

Suðureyri is a small fishing village in the Westfjords with a population of roughly 300 people. Once isolated, it is

Culture
Food
Great Moments In Icelandic Cuisine: Kleinur

Great Moments In Icelandic Cuisine: Kleinur

by

Have you ever wondered what that delicious twisted pastry is, often served to complement a standard cup of coffee? Sometimes

Culture
Food
More Than Just A Vegan Spot: Veganæs Goes Beyond Labels With Cruelty-Free Fast Food

More Than Just A Vegan Spot: Veganæs Goes Beyond Labels With Cruelty-Free Fast Food

by

The newly opened eatery Veganæs—in the Gaukurinn music venue—bills itself as a vegan comfort food restaurant. While that’s definitely true,

Culture
Food
Make Lamb Great Again: Reinventing Icelandic Lamb The Middle Eastern Way

Make Lamb Great Again: Reinventing Icelandic Lamb The Middle Eastern Way

by

Icelanders have been eating lamb for a while now. If you’re going to a typical Sunday family dinner, the chances

Show Me More!