I walked by Foretta with the owner of the AirB&B as we moved toward the harbor-area apartment. I asked if it was worth visiting. Arni responded with a hearty, “Oh yes, most definitely,” He liked the small plates (tapas) and said locals go there, too. When Icelanders say this, Listen. It is the same advice in any city: get away from the Radisson and Bubba Gumps and get into a neighborhood or at least away from the big hotels.
I ate here last night with my husband and the way to go for a real treat is the three course fixed price menu. For 60 K (our prices may be reversed.) I had delicate and delicious carpaccio, lamb prepared shredded and as a fillet, followed by
Creme Brûlée. For 69K Mike had The Seahorse Special, starting with Langasteen bisque. This is a local, smaller lobster. Next course was a grilled horse steak with potatoes and vegetables. He compared it to a very tender beef. “They must have let that horse lay around a little bit,” he guessed. Dessert was a chocolate mousse cake.
The food is phenomenal but so is the company. Our handsome young waiter told us so much about Christmas food traditions, growing up in the country, how Iceland survived 2008 (TOURISM played a big part). It was a magical moment of the trip. The place is a hard reservation to secure so plan ahead. It will be a highlight of the trip!
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