Starting today, Coohills will once again serve a special collaboration menu for the fourth annual Taste of Iceland— a multi-day celebration highlighting Icelandic film, music and cuisine across Denver. This year, Coohills welcomes Chef Ylfa Helgadottir, owner and chef de cuisine of Reykjavik’s Kopar, to prepare a four-course meal that will be available for a limited run.
“It’s the third time [Coohills] has hosted this event,” explained Tom Coohill, owner and chef at Coohills. “[The chefs] all have different takes on their cuisine… So it’s really, really fun for us because we get to see someone from Iceland [and their] view on how to serve lamb with a different presentation.”
The menu will feature dishes prepared with products famous to the region including Icelandic lamb which is renowned for being raised in the pristine and isolated pastures of the region’s idyllic countryside. Other items include an Icelandic cod served translucent and tender, topped with a crumble, and laid in a sauce of dill, and a decadent Langoustine lobster placed in a bed of a risotto laced with a dressing made of champagne and shellfish.
The cocktail list includes several vodka-based drinks but hits a high note with the briny and adventurous, Aurora Borealis cocktail crafted with an herbed melon Reyka vodka, Cointreau, lemon simple syrup, crowned with a thick foam made of sea salt that’s peppered with seaweed flakes.
“Think their dishes are really, really clean,” said Coohill. “They are into a lot of textures. So if it’s a softer dish they are always going to put a bit of crumbles or something on there to get a bit of texture. And those Langoustine tails are just crazy amazing.”
The menu will be available until September 26 along with other festivities, including a cocktail making class, film festival and concerts, lasting throughout the weekend. The pre-fix menu is priced at $75 for four-courses or $105 to add to opt-in for wine pairings. To make a reservation you can call (303) 623-5700. Cheers!