Just taking the ol’ WOW city cruisers out for a little sunset spin, from the Hallgrimskirkja Church downtown, through Hljómskálagarður Park and down past the University to Nautholsvik Beach, it was a fine way to spend an afternoon. Actually it was around midnight when we shot this. Land of eternal magic hour.
ROK is one of those places that WOWs you before you even enter the door. The restaurant itself was an old residence that was gutted and fitted with a beautiful modern decor that is pure Iceland. The next WOW moment is the staff; one nicer and more lovely than the next, there to make sure that your culinary journey is well traveled. The menu is the crescendo to this firework display of dining delight, with such options as mango-infused salmon and reindeer on a cloud of blue cheese. The dishes are artfully prepared, and are sharable, making this a fun type of Icelandic tapas meant for exploration and discovery. Top it off with a killer cocktail program and some to-die-for sweets, and you will be rocking ROK proper.
Frakkastígur 26a, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
+354 544 4443
La Graciosa is a fabulous natural wine shop tucked away in Barcelona’s Vila de Gracia. If you’re in the mood for some local natural vino, grab a seat at the bar, order up some tapas, and get ready to learn a ton about what makes this Mediterranean region so special.