New Years eve dinner – festive menu

Taste of Iceland
ARCTIC CHAR
Cold smoked and gently cooked filet of Icelandic Arctic Char. Topped with salsa verde, deepfried capers, small croutons and cream of fresh ricotta cheese.

SALTED COD “BACALAO” & LANGOUSTINE
Iceland salted cod ravioli, langoustine sauce, cream of bell pepper, fennel pollen, tomato concasse, preserved lemon

FREE RANGE ICELANDIC LAMB
Seared and slowly cooked filet of free range Icelandic lamb, glazed root vegetables, celeriac purée, rosemary and juniper berry infused lamb jus reduction, dust of dried wild Icelandic herbs and blueberries.

SKYR OF THE VIKINGS
Delicate mousse of the Icelandic Skyr Panna Cotta, strawberrries, rhubarb and mint

Menu Isl kr 13.500 per pers
Wine pairing Isl kr. 8900 (4 glasses)

Dinner bookings are from 17:30 (first seating) 2nd seating from 20:30
For bookings and further information. Please call +3545170030 or e-mail to essensia@essensia.is
For vegetarian dishes and other dietary restrictions please contact essensia@essensia.is

SHARE AND ENJOY

We recomend our guests to share dishes. That is the “essennce” of our concept. Therefore most of our dishes are in smaller portions – taste more and share together. Create the experience of enjoying a good meal in great company in this beautiful restaurant.

BOOK A TABLE

Opening hours:
Lunch:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11:30 – 14:00
Wednesday: 11:30 – 14:00
Thursday: 11:30 – 14:00
Friday: 11:30 – 15:00
Saturday: 11:30 – 16:00
Sundays: 11:30 – 16:00
Dinner:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 17:00-22:00
Wednesday: 17:00-22:00
Thursday: 16:00-22:00
Friday: 16:00-23:00
Saturday: 16:30-22:00
Sundays: 16:30-22:00
GALLERY
ABOUT

The idea behind Essensia was to open a restaurant in Iceland where people can come together, have a good time, enjoy high quality cuisine in a casual atmosphere and have a chance to taste a selection of courses. We offer a variety of courses at a fair price, not to fancy or decorated, but rather we let the ingredients shine. A concept of honest cuisine and style which will have people wanting to visit us again and again.

The design of the restaurant and total ambiance was done by the renowned italian architecture and design company Costa Group, including all interior and furniture. In the kitchen we have a specially designed Pavesi oven, a one of a kind hand turned Berkel cutting knife for the ham and sausages and of course Mareno kitchenware.

Our Essensia olive oil is especialy made for us by the Schiffini family in the Liguria area in Italy. It is sent to us exclusively labeled with our logo. We use the olive oil in our cuisine and it can also be bought in our restaurant. True olive oil at its best!

Our wine list is mostly italian wines, and we take pride in the qaulity of our list, our house wine is specially imported from Toscana.

…TUTTO BENE DA ITALIA!

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LOCATION

Hverfisgata 4-6, 101 Reykjavik
Tel: 517-0030 — essensia@essensia.is

We are located on Hverfisgata, right next to Arnarhóll.

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