Please Join Us March 2nd at Rooted Spoon for 1st Thursday: Iceland
Hello, All –
Well I'm super proud to be hosting this month's 1st Thursday dinner alongside my husband Mike Lind's art opening next door at VIVA! In honor of Mike, this month's theme is Iceland. Mike and I were Iceland for almost 2 weeks back in January for our 10th wedding anniversary plus the wedding of our dear friends. Their wedding was like a winter fairy tale in a snow-covered botanical garden in the northern town of Akureyri, with a beautiful warm cafe next door called the "Fairy House" rented out for the reception dinner. With Mike's and a few other guests' help I got to procure fresh local ingredients and prepare a semi-traditional Icelandic wedding meal that was very similar to the one for this Thursday!
To Start: Smørrebrød
House-cured salmon gravlax w/ cucumber, dill, & honey-mustard sauce on rúgbrauð
Keewaydin hard-boiled eggs & Hidden Springs Ocooch Mountain cave-aged sheep cheese on flatkökur w/ horseradish herb yogurt
Þorskur w/ roasted tomatoes: seared sustainable/wild-caught cod w/ roasted local tomatoes, winter spinach, rye croutons, & aquavit-butter sauce
Kjötsúpa (lamb stew): Pine Knob Organic Farm lamb slow-cooked w/ local root vegetables & herbs in a rich lamb stock
Barley & Roasted Vegetables: organic barley w/ roasted local vegetables & herbs (VEGETARIAN MAIN BY ADVANCED REQUEST)
Pönnukökur: Icelandic crepes stuffed w/ whipped crème fraiche, strawberries, & house-made local red currant jam; Served w/ Kickapoo Coffee or tea.
As usual, please make reservations by emailing email@example.com or by calling (608) 632-2120. Doors and cash bar (with some wine specials and cocktails to compliment the menu, of course) open at 5:30 p.m. for the VIVA Gallery open house next door. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Family-style seating is first come, first serve. But, if you have a group of 4-6 or more, we’ll happily reserve a table for your group, if requested when making your reservation. The meal is $23, not including tax or gratuity.