Dill in Iceland? Yes absolutely. It’s one of my favorite restaurants. I even flew in for a few days just for Thanksgiving dinner for their menu #145. My first ever Dill experience was menu #139. I know it may be hard to imagine just how delicious the food is but let me tell you a little story.
I’m very fussy about fish. I like some raw fish (ahi sushi), some smoked fish (lox salmon), but not most cooked fish and definitely not salted cured fish (cod). Imagine my surprise when I showed up both times at Dill to cod. Imagine my even bigger surprise when I loved the taste.
Modern Nordic cuisine is popping up all over, but Dill is my touchstone. The 2014 cookbook North by Gunnar Karl Gislason & Jody Eddy with a forward by Noma chef René Redzepi certainly wetted my appetite and appreciation. Especially since the Dill chef and cookbook author visited and wrote extensively about their purveyors. Frankly to me, those interview stories are the most interesting thing about the North cookbook.
Why am thinking about Dill again today? With Thanksgiving 2017 around the corner, I just may add another menu to my collection. Will I see you there? Reservations at http://dillrestaurant.is/en/
Not going to Iceland soon? Well, if you’re in New York City, Claus Meyer is bringing Nordic cuisine to you with the likes of Agern in Grand Central Terminal.