Well, you sure can say that 2016 was indeed a very good and eventful year for us here in Grillið.
Happy New Year to all of you!
It‘s better being late and pretty, than being early and ugly. That‘s what Elisa‘s mother said.
Ólafur, or “Óli” as all men named Ólafur are called in Iceland, is often called Óli the Wrestler and he’s the head chef of Radisson Blu Hótel Saga.
This be Arnar, aka Addi, aka Arsi and so on.
He is always called Nikki, except if he’s being scolded. Nikki is a chef’s apprentice here at Hotel Saga and has been since 2015.
This is Andri, or “Diddi” as he is called here in Grillið. Diddi started his apprenticeship in August 2015.
Diddi looooves Christmas and started blasting Christmas songs in the very start of November – which of course everyone loved (or not).
This is Bjarki, aka Panda. Bjarki is a chef apprentice here at Grillið, but he’s been with with us here at Hótel Saga since May 2015.
This is Siggi, he is also known as The Godfather – the reason is obvious when you meet him.
This is Gísli. Gísli is Grillid´s manager and head Sommelier – he even has one of those fancy Sommelier pins to prove it and all! He does have a rather strong opinion about mostly anything really (and assuredly this text as well as he cencors it (done!)).
Ásta, aka Ástus Maximus, has been a waiter apprentice here at Grillið from late 2013. She´s a dedicated fan of cartoons in all shapes and sizes and loves nothing more than chilling in the sofa with a pizza slice in hand watching one of her favourite cartoons.
Denis is the bearer of the coveted title “Chef of the year 2016” in Iceland, and/or referred to as the crazy Croat... at time at least – is our Sous Chef here at Grillið.
Hekla is the newest addition to the Grill family, and the youngest one at that.
Her favourite movie of all time is a cartoon called Sausage Party, but then again she´s got really dark sense of humour…
Atli is the Head Chef at Grillið. This fantastic specimen deservedly won the Chef of the Year competition 2015 in Iceland.
Hinrik, or Hinni, is a superstar in the making and a jolly good guy at that. Originates from Selfoss and acts at times accordingly… He was crowned the “Grill-master” at a local grill competition for elderly housewife’s at Selfoss, his hometown, an achievement he is very proud of.
This is Máni, or rather Romuald Máni Bodinaud. He is a hybrid, half French, half Icelandic and his temper at times definitely stems from his French side of the family, the French are a bit crazy after all or so they say…
This is Lúðvík, often referred to as Lúlli, or Snúlli... – it´s kind of self-explicatory if you meet him.
Last month we had a visit from two well-known food critics, Hanna Ingibjörg Arnarsdóttir, editor at Gestgjafinn and Guðný Þórarinsdóttir, reporter at Birtíngur. They experienced an evening to remember with us at Grillið and their review appeared in the magazine Gestgjafinn.
The street-food festival Krás is held for the fifth time this summer and starts on Saturday.
Icelandic sheep are raised sustainably in unspoiled nature and the lambs, which are born in the spring, roam free in the mountains during the summer, drink milk and eat nutritious mountain vegetation as they have done since 874. This provides a particularly healthy meat that is renowned for its flavor.
My name is Atli Þór and I‘m the Head Chef of restaurant Grillid. Welcome to our new website!
I‘m lucky enough to go to work every day in the 8th floor and I assure you that Reykjavík is the most beautiful seen from Grillid! But I‘m from the east coast, so what do I know...
Jesper Krabbe – Food & Fun
Born in a little village called Lemvig on the western coast of Denmark, nature and sea have always held a special place in Jesper’s heart. After a relatively short-lived career as a “professional” billiard player resulting in his first ever gold medal in 1990, he took off to Oslo to make some money. Shortly thereafter he started working in the kitchen in Hotel Holmekollen, found his stride and decided to train as a chef.