Taste of Iceland
From Sept 22 – 25, make room in your Toronto culinary calendar to experience a Taste of Iceland when three culinary creatives come together to create a once in a lifetime food experience at The Drake Hotel. The four-course tasting menu created in collaboration with Icelandic Chef's Viktor Örn Andrésson and Hinrik Örn Lárusson, alongside The Drake Hotel’s very own Laura Maxwell, will feature iconic Nordic delicacies including lobster soup, steamed cod, grilled lamb, and skyr mousse. Your epicurean adventure awaits.
The Tasting Menu
Icelandic lobster soup
scallops, wasabi, grilled onion
brown butter, champagne sauce + roasted sunchokes
grilled lamb fillet
baked celeriac, grilled kale + lamb jus
roasted oats, Skyr ice cream + wasabi touille
Chef Viktor Örn Andrésson
Chef Viktor Örn Andrésson is one of Iceland's most prestigious culinary experts. A member of the Icelandic National Culinary team from 2009 to 2015, he has received many awards depicting the extent of his talent. Notably, he was named the Iceland Chef of the Year in 2013, Nordic Chef of the Year 2014 and won two gold medals at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg in 2014. Most recently, Chef Viktor Örn Andrésson led the Iceland team to a bronze medal in the prestigious Bocuse d'Or 2017 Finale, and earned special recognition for preparing the best fish of the Bocuse d'Or 2016 competition.
Hinrik Örn Lárusson
Despite his young age, Hinrik Örn is one of the most talented chefs in the Iceland, winning the Junior Chef of the Year 2017 competition and landing silver on Nordic Chef Junior in 2018. He was Viktor Arnar's assistant at the Bocuse D’or competition in 2017, where they won a bronze medal. Hinrik was in the national team of chefs in 2018 - 2019 And in 2018 he won the European competition in cooking.
Hinrik grew up in the business, lived in a hotel for the first 18 years of his life where his mother ran a Hotel in south iceland. Hinrik has worked at some of the best restaurants in iceland. Hinrik owns and operates together with Viktori Lux restaurants and Sælkerabúðin.