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Iceland Fine Dining – Kopar Restaurant

If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, you are in for some dramatic scenery, super friendly hosts and a true culinary treat! Before our visit, we knew that Iceland was a visitor friendly and scenic location, but what we didn’t expect was the foodie tour de force that it is. Before our trip, we did several searches on where to eat in Iceland and we knew we had to visit Kopar restaurant.

Iceland Fine Dining - Kopar Restaurant

It all started with our food tour of Reykjavik which was absolutely incredible and highly recommended and you can read about here: Walking Food Tour.  After that tour, our hopes were high for the first restaurant we visited called Kopar and the stellar reputation it held in Reykjavik.

Iceland Fine Dining - Kopar Restaurant

Kopar is a home-style restaurant located at the Reykjavik city harbor surrounded by fishing boats and the mountain backdrop. The menu consists of classic Icelandic recipes but with a modern twist executed by some talented young chefs. We chose the 9-course tasting menu recommended by our waiter to get the full range of the kitchen. As with most restaurants in Iceland, sourdough bread with the most addictive all natural butter starts the meal.

Dinner at Kopar Restaurant

Iceland Fine Dining - Kopar Restaurant

Sourdough bread with Iceland’s famous butter

Iceland Fine Dining - Kopar Restaurant

Iceland Fine Dining - Kopar Restaurant

Cod Tongues

Iceland Fine Dining - Kopar Restaurant

Iceland Fine Dining - Kopar Restaurant

Duck spring rolls

Iceland Fine Dining - Kopar Restaurant

Salted Cod

Iceland Fine Dining - Kopar Restaurant

Grilled salmon with miso glaze

Iceland Fine Dining - Kopar Restaurant

Icelandic filet of lamb

Iceland Fine Dining - Kopar Restaurant

Dessert tray

A series of seafood appetizers followed that was incredibly fresh and perfectly prepared.

Seafood in Iceland is a staple and it is loved by most who live here, but the way it is carefully prepared here is brilliant! Anyone who likes fish will love Kopar and the same is true for the lamb and duck dish. What is different is the subtle modern twists on some classic recipes that are a very pleasant surprise. Paired nicely with an extensive selection of world wines, our dinner was one for the books and highly recommended! …a true gourmet experience in a place not well known around the world…YET!

Thank you Kopar restaurant for a gourmet dinner.

Kopar Restaurant

This was a hosted dinner but as always, opinions are entirely my own. 

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