It was a cold rainy day. We spent a night at this new beautiful hotel.
Reservation for dinner @ 7:30pm
We all agreed to go for ‘Dream Feast (9,900 krona),’ a five-course meal with the best local ingredients that Iceland can offer.
Bread with rock salt butter
1st course: Smoked Lamb Carpaccio
Leg of lamb marinated in honey and red pepper with blueberry gel and toasted hazelnuts. The lamb is from South Iceland and it’s smoked and dried for three weeks.
First time to taste smoked lamb. I liked it with the sweet blueberry.
Arthur Metz Pinot Gris France 6,750 crona
Full bodied with pineapple, citrus and flowery notes
2nd course: Langoustine Soup
Creamy soup with Langoustine & Scallop. Langoustine comes from South-West corner of Iceland and scallop from the Faroe Islands.
Best soup on the trip.
3rd course: Arctic Char aka “Klausturbleikja”
Arctic char with cucumbers, pears, mustard mayo and dill. The char is raised in spring water that has been filtered through layers of natural lava rocks, having originated from Vatnajokull Glacier
4th course: Slow Cooked Icelandic Lamb
Leg of lamb with fennel, almonds, kale and hollandaise
Lamb is so tender and juicy. I like it better than one in US.
We were planning to go to sauna closing by 10pm. Dinner took longer than we expected. Since everything tastes so delicious, I would say “forget it” at this point.
5th course: Chocolate Fantacy
Chocolate cake and white chocolate mousse with raspberry sorbet and salted caramel
Mmmmm…I was so content.
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
1 Icelandic Krona = 0.0091 US Dollar as of February 2017