Tuesday, December 8, 2015

IKEA Atlanta’s Traditional Swedish Julbord (Holiday Smörgåsbord) Buffet, Dec 11th

Tickets Available for $16.99 / $4.99 Kids 12 & Under; Discounted Prices for IKEA FAMILY* Members

Atlanta, GA (December 3, 2015) – IKEA invites the public to celebrate this holiday season with a traditional Swedish Julbord buffet in our IKEA Restaurant on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. The all-you-can-eat smörgåsbord will include several courses of Swedish holiday favorites such as holiday ham, smoked salmon, meatballs with lingonberries, and much more. Tickets are available for only $16.99 per person or $4.99 for kids 12 & under. IKEA FAMILY members’ tickets are $12.99 per person or $2.99 for kids 12 & under.

Julbord is a classic Christmas dinner in Scandinavian countries. The word “Julbord” is made up of two parts: “Jul,” meaning Yule (synonymous with Christmas) and “Bord,” meaning table. The traditional, three-course Swedish Julbord is a highlight of Swedish cuisine, consisting of local and family specialties. The spread typically begins with a variety of fish as the first course, cold sliced meats such as ham as the second course, and warm dishes such as Swedish meatballs as the third course.

“In many homes, conversation and togetherness begins over food,” says Jill Matherson, IKEA Atlanta Store Manager. “We invite our customers to enjoy a meal with us. Taste a piece of Sweden during our classic Swedish holiday tradition!”

The IKEA Julbord all you can eat buffet menu includes**:

Assorted varieties of herring
Gravad lax with mustard sauce
Poached salmon
Red beet salad
Swedish cucumber salad
Swedish potato salad
Christmas ham
Prinskorv sausages
Meatballs with lingonberries
Hard boiled eggs with shrimp
Red cabbage
Mashed potatoes
Assorted cheeses
Crispbread, thin bread, dinner rolls
Swedish rice pudding with almonds
Assorted desserts
Jansson temptations
Glögg with raisin almond mix
Coffee, tea, fountain beverages
Seating is limited, so those who are interested are encouraged to purchase tickets early in the IKEA Restaurant, Bistro, or Swedish Food Market. Seating times are: 4-5:30pm, 5:30-7pm, and 7-8:30pm.

For those that are not able to make it to the event, they can still bring Swedish holiday traditions home! Visit the Swedish Food Market to purchase select items from the Julbord menu, including KÖTTBULLAR Swedish meatballs, or to explore, find and try other Swedish favorites – like gingerbread cookies.

GINGER THINS
Ingredients & Supplies
·         550 grams (19.4 ounces) PEPPARKAKA DEG gingerbread dough
·         VINTER 2015 pastry cutter (set of six)
·         DRÖMMAR cookie sheet
Directions
·         Knead the dough smoothly. Roll the dough ⅛ inch thick.
·         Cut figures with pastry cutters – hearts, stars and Christmas trees are popular figures in Sweden!
·         Bake on a baking tray with parchment paper for six to seven minutes.
* IKEA FAMILY is a benefits program that offers membership perks including special product discounts, sneak previews, free coffee and tea in the IKEA Restaurant, and more. Consumers can sign up for the free program online or in-store.


** Menu is subject to change due to product availability.


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