From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
Vox (Hilton Hotel)
- Address: Suðurlandsbraut 2, 108 Reykjavík
- Phone: +354 444 5050
- Web: vox.is
- Seats: 130
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
Excellent Icelandic New Nordic cuisine
The high-end restaurant at the Hilton Hotel offers an international atmosphere with spacious modern facilities and a big open kitchen committed to the New Nordic manifesto where impeccably dressed chefs, waiters and sommeliers interact with clockwork precision. Both the wine pairings and the after-dinner selection are exquisite, and the guidance by the sommelier is knowledgeable. White, ultrathin slices of salted cod carpaccio form a colourful artwork with green from wasabi, flowers, and local herbs and delicate red from the brambleberries. The serving is excellently balanced between the distinctive fish, the hot wasabi, the acidic yet sweet nitrogen-frozen berries, and the delicate mountain flowers. It is skilfully matched with an off-dry and mineral 2009 classic riesling from Framingham in Marlborough, New Zealand, with a lovely fragrant nose of sweet citrus and peach. The next course is a deliciously smoked pork belly with a buttery brioche, crisp sweet and sour apples and bitter, hoppy notes. The real wow-effect comes from the characteristically mild gamey flavours in the little cubes of immensely tender tartare of Icelandic reindeer. Mildly bitter chokeberries and crisp watercress are served on creamy and delightfully sour fresh cheese that’s stirred up with herbs; a unique and seductive treat. Smoked, juicy wild sea trout with a pronounced meaty structure is served with fresh celery, horseradish and an intensely yellow yolk from a quail egg. After the diverse dessert of pear sorbet with fruit chunks, baked white chocolate, creamy whey cheese and lemon, petits fours and digestifs, it is time to hit the fashionable and well-stocked bar...
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