Award-winning Icelandic chef brings authentic menu to Coohills
Iceland is so hot that it’s cool — or vice versa. Icelandair’s Denver-Reykjavik flights are so popular that the carrier will increase flights from four to six times each week. To promote the service and the country, Iceland has established a short-term beach-head in downtown Denver as part of A Taste of Iceland, a four-day cultural festival showcasing the island nation’s food, music and film.
Yesterday evening, I had a chance to preview the Icelandic menu featured for just four evenings at Coohills 1400 in LoDo. Guest Chef Hákon Már Örvarsson, a private chef, international promoter of Iceland and Bocuse d’Or and World Culinary Cup award winner, collaborated with owner/chef Tom Coohill to give diners a unique experience in the Mile High City.
Örvarsson brought fresh ingredients straight from Iceland to create an authentic Icelandic menu, and other items were sourced locally from a very particular shopping list. The four-course prix fixe menu is available from this evening through Sunday, September 30. Here’s a sampling:
Price check: Four courses are $65; five courses including wine pairings run $95. Coohills regular menu is also available. Make reservations by calling 303-623-5700 or visiting www.coohills.com.