Gaman Saman ‘Fun Together’ Thorrablot 2016: A Visual, Cultural and Culinary Feast!
FRIDAY, APRIL 8th REVIVAL – 783 College St, Toronto.
6:30pm Appetizers and Cash Bar 7:30 Feast!
Spirited tributes to Icelandic art, poetry, storytelling, singing, and musical performances in our dazzling new venue. Traditional Icelandic food creations from Chef Arden Jackson!
- Iceland’s Ambassador Sturla Sigurjónsson and his wife Elín Jónsdottir will be joining us!
- Vikings from Vinland: Parks Canada at L’Anse Aux Meadows will be sending Vikings.
Get your photo taken with them and try on some of their garb!
- Karen Helena, Icelandic-Canada’s top MC, will guide
the fun all night!
- Supervised Children’s Play Area!
- Musical Performances: Sigrun Stella and Lindy Vopnfjord, and a surprise guest.
- Social / After Party: 10pm after party!
Thorrablot is a powerful cultural ritual and celebratory testament to striving and thriving. And, it is an incredibly delicious way to share and celebrate ‘us’.
As an Icelandic-Canadian chef closely connected with the Icelandic-Canadian Club of Toronto, Arden will share her expertise developed over ten years of Thorrablots in Toronto, as featured Chef for three years at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and CVO (Chief Vinarterta Officer) of the internationally recognized Vinarterta.ca in preparing traditional and contemporary Icelandic dishes, as well as her Icelandic cultural knowledge. In conjunction with a guest chef, and her kitchen savy Viking sons she will present and serve extraordinary cuisine for Thorrablot 2016.
The ‘Gaman Saman’ menu will feature edible landscapes of open faced sandwiches and individualized servings of appetizers, main courses and ‘to die for’ desserts in contemporary interpretations of Traditional Icelandic Food including: Roast Icelandic Lamb, Smoked Icelandic Lamb Hangikjöt, Fresh and Cured Icelandic Lamb Sausages Rúllupylsa, Lifrarpylsa, Bloðmör, Vínarpylsur, Fresh and Cured Salmon Lax, Whitefish, Smoked Fish, Eggs, Fresh and Grilled Root, and Leaf Vegetables, Fruits, Cheeses, Skyr, Handmade Breads and Pastries; Augmented with traditional flavours of Plum, Rhubarb, Blueberries, Apple, Birch, Juniper Berries, Spruce, Thyme, Dill, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Onion, Garlic, Mustard, Horseradish, Various Garnishes. And of course, the Vínarterta, Ponnukökur Icelandic Pancakes and Kleinur Icelandic Donuts will be in abundance!
The food will express the embodiment of the stories of our great people from a position of love and possibility, and more that that, will share a way, a method and a celebration of living though our community gathering! Culture, it seems, determines what, when, how and with whom we eat and is also influenced by the effects of other things. Through sharing, our intention is to explore, learn, and protect significant historical treasures and resources that sustained often starving Icelandic people for centuries. In stark contrast to some of the wastefulness and excesses of today, perhaps the simplicity, healthfulness and wisdom of traditional Icelandic food processes are ideas worth following. Not only were our ancestors mothering, nurturing and feeding, Arden believes they were visionaries who had the audacity to think they could get to where ever they chose to go, and to be where ever they wanted to be, even North America. As change makers they infused everything they were doing with a sense of purpose, a deep compassion and commitment to serve and to transform the direction of strife to one of striving.
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Inquiries: Lindy Vopnfjord at email@example.com