Traveling Tony: Iceland Bound
Mayor Anthony A. Williams quietly left town yesterday for four days of "personal travel." At first, his staff wouldn't say where he went. But I eventually got spokesman Vince Morris to acknowledge that the mayor and his wife have jetted off to Iceland.
Why Iceland? Morris said he knew only that it was some kind of "big food thing."
Food. Iceland. End of Feburary. Plug it all into Google and you get the Reykjavik Food and Fun Festival, Feb. 22 to 25, in which "world-acclaimed chefs" compete to make wonderful dishes out of native Icelandic ingredients. Of the 12 competitors, four are Washingtonians, including chefs from 1789, Charlie Palmer Steak house, Cafe Saint-Ex and Kaz Sushi Bistro.
As for the mayor and his wife, they'll likely have more to do than just cheer on the hometown chefs. The food festival coincides with the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival, Feb. 23 to 26, an annual celebration of the growing light after a long dark winter.
And you thought the mayor was going to spend more time at home during his final year in office!
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