DILL was founded by Gunnar Karl Gíslason in 2009. Originally located in Reykjavík’s Nordic House, the restaurant moved five years later to Hverfisgta 12. At the time Gíslason was writing North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland, a book that went on to receive world-wide recognition. In 2016 Gíslason moved to New York where he opened the restaurant Agern with Claus Meyer, one of the founders of Noma. The place received a Michelin star just five months after it opened. Gíslason put DILL in the hands of Ragnar Eiríksson and it became the first Icelandic restaurant to earn a Michelin star, in February of 2017.