Dill Just Became the First Restaurant in Iceland to Receive a Michelin Star

A dish at Dill in Reykjavik | © Dill
A dish at Dill in Reykjavik | © Dill
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Nyc Food & Drink Editor22 February 2017

Widely cited as Iceland’s best restaurant, Dill has finally been recognized as such by the Michelin Guide, which awarded it a star this morning at a ceremony in Stockholm. Dill is the first restaurant in the country to receive a Michelin star, one of the most prestigious distinctions in the food world.

The restaurant’s head chef, Ragnar Eiríksson, took over in late 2015. He replaced Gunnar Karl Gíslason, who moved to New York City to open Agern (with restaurateur Claus Meyers, of Noma fame) in Grand Central Terminal. Agern was awarded a Michelin star for 2017.

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“This is a game changer for us and draws the world’s attention to our restaurant,” Kristinn Vilbergsson, one of the owners of Dill, told the Iceland Monitor. “This also draws more world attention to Iceland and to Reykjavik as a culinary destination.”

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