30 Aug 2016
Be taken on a journey of discovery to evoke your senses with the Sense-ation Dinner at Michelin-starred restaurant Texture, in association with Promote Iceland and Blue Lagoon. Available on three exclusive dates – 1st, 8th and 15th October only, travel through stunning Icelandic scenery and culinary traditions with Chef Patron, Agnar Sverrisson’s five-course tasting menu, complete with expert wine pairings and delivered with unique sensory elements throughout, set under their own captivating Northern Lights.
Priced at £300 per person (including paired wines), this incredible menu will be served in Texture’s show-stopping private dining room. Seating just 16, the dining room will be transformed into an Icelandic landscape with a live moss walls, a Blue Lagoon filled water features through the centre of the table, sheepskin covered chairs and an Icelandic forest of trees and plants. The ceiling will display its own real-time Northern Lights during the dinner while the sounds of the Icelandic countryside play out in the background, changing to complement each course and offering an all-encompassing experience. Guests will be given traditional goodies to take away as a memoir of the evening including black lava salt, Icelandic Skyr, and skin care products from the Blue Lagoon including a silica mud mask, algae mask and lava scrub.
Offering a mysterious dining experience in an elegant setting, the Sense-ation Dinner will bring together national delicacies from Iceland’s unique culinary landscape. On arrival guests will be offered a signature cocktail ‘Uggi’, made from Brennivin (Icelandic aquavit), lemon juice, sugar, saint germain liquor, seaweed powder and egg white, as an aperitif. Dishes will include langoustines on a bed of seaweeds served on dry ice; native reindeer with chocolate sauce, red cabbage and Icelandic baby potatoes served on a charcoal barbecue built with rural moss and stones; and traditional Skyr with blueberries served with textured wooden spoons and bowls from famed Icelandic artist Olafur Sveinsson. Each bowl is hand carved with stunning, swirling designs on the lid and uniquely formed handles. Guests will also delight in surprise dishes using some of this Nordic nation’s most iconic ingredients.
Issued on behalf of Texture, August 2016
34 Portman Street
Tel. 020 7224 0028
Facebook: Texture Restaurant & Champagne Bar
020 7436 1111
Notes to Editors:
Texture is award winning Michelin starred restaurant and Champagne bar. Texture’s cuisine style is modern European with Scandinavian influences and focuses on combining and emphasising different consistencies. Sverrisson’s roots are demonstrated in the inclusion of ingredients such as Icelandic Cod, Icelandic Lamb from Skagafjordur, Icelandic herbs and Icelandic skyr.
The Sense-ation Dinner is exclusively served in the Texture Private Dining Room. Tickets are £300 per person with a limit of 16 diners per evening. Available dates are 1st October, 8th October and the 15th of October 2016.
List of Awards
-One Michelin Star – 2010
-The Independent New Restaurant of the Year – 2007
-Best Newcomer, Catey Awards 2010
-The UK’s Best Wine List, The National Restaurant Awards – 2012
-4 AA Rosettes – 2015
Promote Iceland is a public-private partnership established to improve the competitiveness of Icelandic companies in foreign markets and to stimulate economic growth through increased export. The goals of Promote Iceland is to promote Iceland as the origin of clean, quality food and Icelandic food culture, as well as a tourism destination, assisting in the promotion of Icelandic culture abroad, and introducing Iceland as an attractive option for foreign direct investment. Promote Iceland hosts the marketing and promotional part of the Iceland Responsible Fisheries program.
The Blue Lagoon (Icelandic: Bláa lónið) geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland.