The weekend was dedicated to our seaman and is traditionally called “The seaman’s day”. Reykjavík was filled with events all over especially at the harbour and The Color Run was first held in Iceland on Saturday, so the town was filled with colourful people!
We, at Systur&Makar wanted to play our part in making the day wonderful and held a little “festival” on our own in the store. We offered our guests sugar free Stevia lemonades and dates-popcorn that got so well received and the recipe is here. It reminds you of a caramel coated popcorn but it is completely sugar free and not as sickly sweet as these recipes can get.
Katla offered all the children face paint and the kids left our store smiling from ear to ear with a lemonade in one hand, popcorn in the other and their faces colourful and sparkly!
After closing us sisters and one staff member decided to go out for dinner and drinks, a little tired after the long day but what the heck! We powdered our noses and ordered a table at a new restaurant called Public House Gastropub at Laugavegur. We didn’t really know what we were going to get because the place reminds you of an English pub but the food has Japanese twist and is made of Icelandic ingredients, quite mixed influences here.
We got seats at a little table and the mood was very nice, light and fresh and upbeat music was playing. It is the perfect “before party” place and the kitchen is open till 01:00 so no hurry there.
After all the sugar free treats that very day we wanted to go all out and ordered exactly what we wanted, the Crunchy hors-d'oeuvres menu was completely ordered plus a Japanese Goya pizza in case we were still hungry, right!
SENBAI Timianreykt BLEIKJA á senbai kexi│ Dill mayo│ Chimichurri
„PIZZA“ Japönsk gyoza pizza með GEITAOSTI│ Rauðbeður│ Fíkjusulta│ Pico de gallo│ Trufflu ponzu│ Chili
CHOPSTICKS ANDARCHOPSTICKS│ Trufflu ponzu
The courses got better and better as the evening went on, lightly deep fried and delicious! We could have ordered matching drinks with each course but decided to go for a bottle of the white house wine which was fresh and tasty plus some cocktails and perhaps some tequila shots. The evening was great, super fun and we had a blast!
TEMPURA JARÐSKOKKA tempura með rjómaosti│ JARÐSKOKKA crisps│ Jalapeno dip
JFC – „JAPANESE FRIED CHICKEN“ Jógúrtmarineraður og djúpsteiktur KJÚKLINGUR ,,kara-age“ með gráðaostasósu│ Chipotle bbq│ Sesamfræ
We really recommend this place, it is very cool and trendy and designed by Leifur Welding which is getting very known for his fantastic restaurant designs. The service was very friendly, nice servers that didn't take too much time introducing each course especially since it was a girls night, you know, a lot of talking..
Systur & Makar give Public House Gastropub “4 birds”. We did want to go to their brunch the next day, which is apparently fantastic, but had to open the store so we will hopefully soon find a time to go.
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