Iceland: Narfeyrarstofa

I can’t believe its been a month since my last post, time just flies!  Well, I have a good reason for my absence….vacation 🙂  My trip this time was to the wonderful country of Iceland and then a stop to my second home, London before heading back to Toronto.  Like always, I rented a car and drove around the country, this time with a couple of girlfriends from my Dragon Boat team (I and S), taking in all the sights and natural beauty of the land!  I can truly say, the entire country should be designated a National Park!  Now I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect in terms of cuisine but I went in with an open mind and discovered some fantastic places and some great eats!  Our first stop was in Stykkishlomur and a fantastic restaurant called Narfeyrarstofa located just around the corner from the harbour.  Not only was it recommended by a local resident but I later found out that it was also a top choice in my Lonely Planet guidebook.  From the exterior, it looks like a quaint little house and its just as cozy inside.  It was packed when we arrived on a Tuesday night.  The menu is extensive and well, since we were in Iceland I went straight for the fish.  I ordered the fish soup and fish combination and boy, am I happy I did.  I’m normally not a soup fan but this soup was fantastic – so flavourful you know the chef must have developed the stock slowly.  The white fish that accompanied my soup was delicious, meaty and had a touch of sweetness brought on by a sauce that I almost want to say, tasted like teriyaki (but wasn’t, you get the picture).  I finished the meal with a slice of rhubarb cake which apparently is a traditional dessert in these parts.  A little history lesson I learned from our B&B host Greta (who is so sweet) – the restaurant was named after the mountain near the birth place of the owner who originally built the home (Narfeyrar) and “stofa” meaning “living room”.

Narfeyrarstofa

Narfeyrarstofa

Icelandic beer - Viking

Icelandic beer – Viking

Haddock

Haddock

Seafood pasta.

Seafood pasta.

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Famous Fish soup and fish entree.

Famous Fish soup and fish entree.

Traditional homemade rhubarb cake and with rhubarb sorbet!

Traditional homemade rhubarb cake and with rhubarb sorbet!

Inside Narfeyrarstofa.

Inside Narfeyrarstofa.

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