Gordon Ramsay Has Never Looked Happier Than He Does in Iceland
If you know Gordon Ramsay, you know he serves up some serious attitude.
The world-renowned chef, restaurateur, and television personality is well-known for his biting comments to would-be chefs on his many T.V. shows, and has even become infamous for grilling home cooks on Twitter (albeit in a tongue-and-cheek manner).
However, a photo shared to Instagram proves one thing can melt this chef’s icy exterior: Fishing.
Yes, the salty celebrity finally cracked an ear-to-ear grin thanks to a fishing trip in Iceland.
“Catch of the day..... Icelandic Salmon it doesn't get any better than this…” Ramsay wrote in the caption of his post.
Though it’s not clear if this is a new or throwback photo, what we do know is this isn’t Ramsay’s first trip to Iceland. In 2016 he spent time in the country hunting and cooking up puffins. According to the Iceland Monitor, Ramsay was able to catch a puffin during his travels, however, tradition dictates the first puffin caught must be released. But this little guy wasn’t having any of it and bit Ramsay on his nose before flying off.
In the end, Ramsay was able to catch three of the birds, two of which he took back to cook. He also ate the raw heart of one bird, which is apparently also a hunting tradition. He eventually cooked the bird with grilled tomatoes, skyr (a yogurt-like Icelandic treat), cucumber, and mint salad.
If you’re yearning to take a trip like Ramsay’s to Iceland, there's no better time than the present. As Travel + Leisure previously reported, summertime in Iceland can offer travelers nearly 21 hours of daylight and near-perfect weather with temperatures hovering in the 50s and 60s.
July and August are the peak tourist months, but Iceland is a thrilling destination any time of year. Check out our complete travel guide on where to stay, what to do, and more.