Matur og Drykkur
MATUR OG DRYKKUR, means simply food and drink, is a quirky eatery located downtown Reykjavík.
The big vision is to make Icelandic people proud of their own foodie heritage and to offer a very welcome alternative to the “traditional” dishes regularly rolled out to taunt the tourists with. The reasonably-priced menu is a long, long way away from those nasty classics you may have read about, such as putrid shark and other unmentionables!
Matur og Drykkur draws on widespread research into old manuscripts, from which the chefs gleaned all sorts of recipes featuring the best of Iceland’s natural resources. From the freshest fish and leanest lamb, to the aromatic herbs peppering the hills, all sorts of ingredients and techniques were amassed. Then the fun began, as creative minds played around with these slices of heritage to deliver delicious, high quality dishes fit for 21st-century palates.
The chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson also runs the renowned Icelandic eatery, SLIPPURINN in the Westman Island.
Krabbi - selleri – dild
Crab - celery – dill
Bleikja - purrir – rugbreyð
Arctic char - leek - local rye bread
Lambsfilé - jarðkneysar – grönkál
Fillet of lamb - sunchokes – kale
Skyr - hvonn – tari
Skyr - angelica - seaweed