Petteri Luoto and Hákon Már Örvarsson



Biography

Winner of the Chef of the Year in Finland (1998), Petteri Luoto is known for brave combinations, presenting traditional Finnish flavors with a modern twist—to blend in tastes of other cultures, while keeping the base strongly Scandinavian.

Chef Hákon Már Örvarsson has worked in such Reykjavik restaurants as Hótel Holt, Nordica Hotel and VOX Restaurant. He is committed to using organic ingredients and to preparing freshly made dishes based on the principles of Icelandic cooking.

Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
 
Presenting Underwriter
HRH Foundation

 
Festival Co-Chairs
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher

 
Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, David M. Rubenstein, the State Plaza Hotel, and the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.

Watch Past Performances

Video 2/25/2013: New Nordic Cuisine Demonstration: Finland & Iceland

Join award-winning chefs Petteri Luoto of Finland and Hákon Már Örvarsson of Iceland for a demonstration of New Nordic Cuisine. Audience members will be able to watch the cooking unfold in person and on large screens in the Grand Foyer. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

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