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IKEA stores all over the world will host Påskbord, a traditional Easter feast
IKEA stores invite you and your family to attend a traditional Easter feast.
On Friday, April 11th, IKEA restaurants across the world will host Påskbord, the Easter Smörgåsbord buffet featuring three courses of traditional Swedish Easter favorites, along with classic Swedish desserts and beverages.
In Sweden, the Easter holiday marks the end of long, cold winters with festive decorations of spring, and costumes and games for children.
The IKEA Easter menu includes items like herring, poached salmon, assorted Swedish cheeses, breads, and salads; and finally, a third course featuring Swedish meatballs, Swedish ham, Prinskorv (link sausages), and something called Jansson’s Temptation.
If you’d like to take part in the traditional Easter feast, contact your local IKEA store for more details and to purchase tickets. For IKEA FAMILY members, the all-you-can-eat buffet is $9.99 per person and $2.49 for children 12 and under. For non-IKEA FAMILY members, tickets are $12.99 per person and $4.99 for children 12 and under.
Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.
IKEA Is Hosting a Massive Easter Feast
IKEA might have a reputation for being a chaotic furniture-filled maze that has a knack for breaking up otherwise happy couples, but it also has a food court stocked with Swedish meatballs. And boy, are those meatballs popular. That’s why an Easter buffet feast hosted by IKEA is going to be great news for people who like to eat where they shop for a new couch.
On April 5, IKEA will hold its annual Easter Påskbor — a celebration of the changing of the seasons and the blooming of the flowers. For $16.99, you get access to the party and, most importantly, the all-you-can-eat buffet, which includes a multi-course homage to classic Swedish dishes. There will, of course, be Swedish meatballs (served with a side of lingonberry jam, naturally) on offer, but you’ll also be treated to a wide variety of snacks you might not be so familiar with: salmon marinated in mustard sauce, deviled eggs with shrimp, herring, poached salmon. (And that’s just the first course!)
For the main event, you’ll find cucumber salad, potato salad, a Swedish cheese plate, Swedish ham, boiled dill potatoes — basically a lot of hearty, satisfying Nordic starches to lull you into comfortable fullness. It might seem a little out-of-the-box to celebrate Easter in a furniture store, but that’s all part of the adventure. Will IKEA ever open stand-alone restaurants so you don’t have to browse carpets just to get to the cafeteria? Well, actually, there is a chance the store is considering opening an independent restaurant chain.
Until then we’ll just have to be happy with Påskbor. The epic feast will be taking place nationwide (use the store locator to find out if your neighborhood IKEA is participating), but keep in mind that space is limited and seats fill up fast. Like I said, people really love to shop for DIY furniture and then cool down at the adjacent food court.
IKEA is serving an all-you-can-eat Easter buffet full of Swedish treats
For some shoppers, IKEA is less about the affordable, assemble-it-yourself furniture and more about the Scandinavian food served in the chain's restaurants. Those folks need to mark their calendars now to celebrate the chain's Easter Påskbord, an all-you-can-eat buffet.
"We are excited to celebrate the Påskbord tradition with our customers this Easter," Krista Boyer of IKEA says in a statement. "Påskbord is all about spending time with family and friends and sharing the Swedish traditions."
You don't have to wait all the way until Easter, which is on April 21 this year. Easter Påskbord will be celebrated on April 5 at participating IKEA stores.
The all-you-can-eat buffet will feature traditional Swedish favorites, including Swedish meatballs with lingonberry jam, marinated salmon, assorted Swedish cheeses, Swedish cucumber salad, and traditional breads, cookies and desserts.
Seating is limited, so get your tickets in advance at your local IKEA store. (Not sure where that is? Check the location finder on the company's website.) Tickets are $16.99 for adults and $4.99 for kids 12 and under. Join the company's free loyalty program, IKEA FAMILY, to receive a discount.
While you're at IKEA, see if you can scoop up this adorable flat-pack chocolate Easter bunny. Like IKEA furniture, it needs to be assembled, but with only three pieces, any bunny can do it. And speaking of Easter, here are 8 interesting Easter food traditions from around the world.
They now have four different kinds of meatballs
In 2018 IKEA added salmon balls to their lineup of "(m)eatballs," bringing the total to four different kinds. Wait, what? Isn't a meatball pretty much a meatball? Well, not if you're IKEA, billion-selling meatball champion of the universe. Their first meatball, the iconic beef and pork variety beloved by just about everybody, has been around since the store first started feeding its customers.
It took more than 50 years before IKEA would expand its meatball roster, but 2015 saw two new hitters in the lineup: Chicken, meant to be lower in fat, and veggie, meant to be, well, vegan. Also gluten-free, soy-free, and more nutritious and sustainable than the actual meat kind of meatball.
So why the salmon balls, then? Well, they are also sustainable, reliably-sourced, and have a lower carbon footprint. They also contain a certain amount of cod, and are flavored with seaweed and lemongrass in order to "capture the fresh taste of cold Nordic sea in a tasty ball" because, you know, Sweden — they're pretty big on all things fishy. Perhaps the main reason behind this particular bit of product development genius, however, is that basically it's a clever way to use up all the leftover bits of salmon that didn't make the cut for the gravad lax or the salmon filet with dill sauce. Waste not, want not, makes sense to us.
Discounted Tickets Available for IKEA FAMILY* Members for $12.99 Per Person / $2.99 for Kids 12 and Under
Style Magazine Newswire | 5/29/2019, 12:16 p.m.
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (May 28, 2019) – IKEA invites you to celebrate the start of summer and the longest day of the year with its annual Midsummer Smörgåsbord on Friday, June 21, 2019 at participating stores nationwide . Tickets for IKEA’s all-you-can-eat buffet are available for only $16.99 per person / $4.99 for kids 12 and under, or at a discounted rate for IKEA FAMILY members ($12.99 per person / $2.99 for kids 12 and under).
“For the Swedes, Midsummer is an uplifting and joyous holiday celebrated annually with eating, drinking and dancing,” says Krista Boyer, IKEA Food Sales Leader. “We’re excited to share our Swedish heritage with our U.S. FAMILY and friends with our delicious Midsummer Smörgåsbord.”
The IKEA Midsummer menu* includes:
Marinated Salmon w/ salmon sauce
Pressgurka – Pickled Cucumber
Pizzasallad – cabbage salad
Crisp, Thin and Soft breads
Swedish & Chicken Meatballs and Lingonberries
Boiled Potatoes with Dill Butter with lemon caper dipping sauce
Fresh Strawberries with Cream Strawberry Cake
Chocolate Gooey cake with sweetened strawberry sauce
Coffee, Tea, Fountain Beverage
Seating is limited, so those who are interested are encouraged to purchase tickets early at their local IKEA store. To locate and contact the nearest IKEA store for more details, including local seating times, visit the “Store Locator” page on www.IKEA-USA.com and enter your city/state or zip code.
Those who are unable to make the event can still celebrate Midsummer at home. Visit the Swedish Food Market in IKEA U.S. stores to purchase select items from the Midsummer Smörgåsbord menu or find and try ingredients for other Swedish recipes, such as salad with spicy salmon and avocado.
Salad with spicy salmon and avocado
Ingredients & Supplies
1 pound SJÖRAPPORT salmon fillet
1 cup SÅS PEPPARROT horseradish sauce
¼ cup olive oil, extra virgin
Bring 1 quart of lightly salted water to boil. Boil the green beans for 2 minutes, drain off and rinse under cold water to cool down.
Preheat a frying pan or grill pan really hot. Season the salmon with salt, black pepper, paprika and chili powder. Grill the salmon on each side for approx. 30 seconds. Put on a tray to cool down and set aside.
Turn the beans with the green salad in a bowl. Add olive oil, lime juice, salt and black pepper. Divide the salad on four plates.
Cut the avocados in half, take out the core and cut into slices. Put them on top of the salad.
Slice the salmon thinly and put it on the salad. Drizzle some sauce over it and serve immediately!
*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.
IKEA Carson and IKEA Sunrise will not be participating/hosting a Midsummer Smörgåsbord event.
A Traditional Swedish Julbord
No matter what we celebrate, food is very often a central part of our festive traditions. It brings friends and family together, and certain dishes come to signify a specific day. They are introduced early on in life, the flavors and smells of a holiday meal as much of an indicator of the celebration as the day itself. Our childhood memories turn into our own traditions, and soon we carry on the mantra of “it’s not [insert holiday] without [insert food].”
Food is what binds a holiday together.
In Sweden to celebrate Christmas it’s the julbord. Directly translated: the Christmas table. You wouldn’t dare eating on Christmas Eve without some of the essential foods and ingredients of a julbord.
A true julbord is a beautiful thing, a long table decorated with classic Christmas linens, covered in food, and peppered with white candles. Think of a traditional smörgåsbord but on Christmas steroids.
There is often a slight variation on the theme depending on whose house you are in, but there are a handful of dishes that you simply won’t go without: julskinka (the Christmas ham), pickled herring, meatballs, Janssons frestelse (Jansson’s Temptation, a potato gratin with anchovies) and rice porridge. Add a good Christmas beer and Aquavit to the list, followed by standard Christmas desserts like mandelmusslor and you have the classic julbord.
Here is a selection of favorite recipes so you can make your own julbord, and maybe even a new holiday tradition. Just be sure to serve on Christmas Eve.
A Traditional Swedish Julbord
Julskinka – A recipe for the julbord‘s centerpiece, developed by Marcus Jernmark of New York’s famed restaurant, Aquavit.
Janssons Frestelse – The classic Swedish Christmas potato dish.
Meatballs – Traditional Swedish meatballs must be served, and although you could just go and by some at IKEA, you have no excuse not to make them yourself.
Pickled Mustard Herring – in Sweden, you will find that pickled herring is a celebrated dish at many holidays. This recipe was created with Midsummer in mind, but it’s just as good in the dark of December.
Rödkål – Cooked with vinegar, this red cabbage dish is brightly colored with a hint of apples.
Risgrynsgröt – A sweet rice porridge dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Be sure to add an almond when you’re about to serve as tradition goes, whoever gets the almond in their bowl will be married in the next year… or just have good luck.
Mandelmusslor – These almond tartlets are buttery and served with jam and whipping cream.
Check out our entire Swedish Christmas series, with plenty of recipes to celebrate the season.
IKEA Is Throwing a Påskbord Party… and With These 12 Recipes, You Can Too
Calling all lovers of Scandinavian recipes and decor: IKEA is hosting a traditional Easter Påskbord — kind of the Swedish equivalent of a smorgasbord — event on Friday, April 7 at participating stores. You know we’re HUGE fans of Scandinavian trends (think kalsarikannit), and we would personally love to attend. For $16.99 per person ($4.99 for kids 12 and under), you can enjoy a traditional smattering of all manner of Swedish foods, from meatballs to desserts. If you can’t make it but you *love* the concept of serving a traditional Swedish buffet at your own Easter party, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a complete menu of Påskbord-inspired recipes (with varying degrees of authenticity) to add to your festive spring buffet.
We know the concept of pickled herring isn’t the most trendy idea of all time, but it doesn’t get much more traditional than this. Serve the herring with crispy toasts, greens, and cream cheese, then let your guests help themselves. (via Danish Sandwich)
While deviled eggs may themselves not be authentically Swedish, hard-boiled eggs are a MUST. This eggy creation features the flavors of paprika, Dijon, shallots, dill, and mayonnaise, making these bad boys a total crowd-pleaser. (via Honestly Yum)
Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches
Smoked salmon is a staple in Scandinavian countries, and for good reason: It’s versatile, fresh, uber-healthy, and crowd-pleasing in flavor and texture. Try it on these open-faced sandwiches. Bonus points for adding edible flowers! (via The View from Great Island)
Swedish Cheese Pie
Most Påskbord spreads feature cheese, but you can go all-out by making this traditional Swedish Cheese pie. It’s technically called Västerbottensost, and it’s often served at crayfish parties, of all things. We think it’s great for any occasion. (via Foodiful)
Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad
IKEA is serving up cucumber salad at their celebration, so you should probably make some too. This super-yummy and also healthy salad is made with cucmbers, red onion, fresh dill, yogurt, lemon juice, and garlic. (via Closet Cooking)
Swedish Crisp Bread With Cumin
This crispy traditional cracker pairs well with its spicy counterpart: cumin. The dish is a cinch to make too. You’ll just combine wheat and rye flour with a few other ingredients and bake for 10 minutes. (via Fake Food Free)
Bright Spring Green Salad Recipe
Nothing says spring quite like a fresh salad made with greens, asparagus, radishes, nuts, and a light basil-mint dressing. IKEA will be serving spring greens, but we think this creation might be even MORE impressive. (via Love and Lemons)
Lingonberry Jam Sauce
Lingonberry jam is a staple of Swedish fare, and this recipe takes it one step further. We think this sauce would be great drizzled over ham (stay tuned), spread on crackers, or — wait for it — poured over ice cream. (via Project Domestication)
Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham
This honey-glazed, pineapple-infused ham is the stuff of Easter dreams. Sure, pineapple is hardly native to Sweden… but we’re talking about fusion interpretations here. (via Wonky Wonderful)
The Best Swedish Meatballs
IKEA is known worldwide for their meatballs, but you can be a close second by whipping up a batch of these. They’re served in a simply decadent, creamy gravy, and they’re STUFFED with the flavors of garlic, butter, nutmeg, parsley, and allspice. (via The Recipe Critic)
Crockpot Honey Garlic Little Smokies Sausages
In Sweden, they call cocktail sausages “prinskorv.” No matter what you call these little guys, they’re delicious — and TOTAL crowd-pleasers, even for kids. (via Family Fresh Meals)
Swedish Cream Bun Cake
No Påskbord would be complete without some delicious desserts to serve after the main meal. This *insane* bun cake is comprised of a sweet, whippy cream sandwiched between two fluffy pieces of cake. Now THAT’S treating yo’self. (via The Whoot)
Swedish Chocolate Balls
These Swedish chocolate balls are the perfect way to cap off a meal. And these are NOT your trendy diet-friendly bliss balls: They’re perfectly creamy and sweet, made with butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and cocoa. (via Love and Flour)
Thin rye crispbread
Knäckebröd (crispbread) is served always served with a meal in Sweden, so every Swedish supermarket has a wide selection of different types of knäckebröd. Most are made using rye flour and spices, but the thickness varies a lot.
Although you can buy very good knäckebröd outside of Sweden it is worth making the effort to bake some yourself as they always taste a bit special when homemade, especially tunt knäckebröd which is thinner than you can normally buy in shops.
The bread has been decorated with tiny flakes of sea salt and black and white sesame seeds and then cut into rounds, but any shape will do as I often end up breaking each one into small pieces to serve with an aperitif.
Traditionally the bread was made with a hole in the middle, so it could be kept on a wooden rod high up out of the way of mice, but I still often cut a hole in the middle even though I keep the bread in a tin! More…
The members of the Swedish merchant and upper class in sixteenth-century Sweden and Finland served schnapps table (brännvinsbord), a small buffet presented on a side table offering a variety of hors d'oeuvres served prior to a meal before sitting at the dinner table. Β] The most simple brännvinsbord was bread, butter, cheese, herring and several types of liqueurs, but smoked salmon, sausages and cold cuts were also served. The brännvinsbord was served as an appetizer for a gathering of people and eaten while standing before a dinner or supper, often two to five hours before dinner, sometimes with the men and women in separate rooms. Γ] The smörgåsbord became popular in the mid-seventeenth century, when the food moved from the side table to the main table Γ] and service began containing both warm and cold dishes. Smörgåsbord was also served as an appetizer in hotels and later at railway stations, before the dining cars time for the guests. Restaurants in Stockholm at the 1912 Olympic Games stopped serving smörgåsbord as an appetizer and started serving them instead as a main course.
Obviously IKEA’s Chocolate Easter Bunnies Require Assembly
There’s a good reason to pay a visit to IKEA ahead of the Easter holiday, even if you’re not planning a kitchen remodel or a living room upgrade any time soon. The Swedish retailer has launched a chocolate Easter bunny that, in line with its DIY ethos, requires a bit of at-home assembly. The Vårkänsla is a milk chocolate rabbit sold in three different flat-packed segments for under $5.
Sure, this IKEA original can be assembled without the help of a friendly neighbor or helpful family member, but that’s not to say it’s not made to be enjoyed in the company of loved ones. The three-piece construction makes it perfectly shareable and the act of biting off its ears even more satisfying.
The chocolate treat is available in-stores only, but there are plenty of other reasons to drop into an IKEA near you ahead of Easter. On April 5, nationwide stores will host the retailer’s annual Swedish Easter Påskbord , a buffet-style dinner of Swedish food. Think herring, salmon, crispbreads, potato salad, and, of course, meatballs.
Additional sweets available in stores make for great Easter basket accoutrements, especially for the person in your life who can’t stop raving about its Billy bookcase or Pax wardrobe . Discover more of IKEA’s Easter offerings below.
Celebrate the Holiday Season with IKEA Swedish Julbord Buffet
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. , Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, IKEA invites customers to celebrate its annual Swedish Julbord smorgasbord on Friday, December 13, 2019 and enjoy in-store activities on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at participating stores nationwide**. A traditional Julbord is a highlight of Swedish cuisine, consisting of local and family specialties, enjoyed with family and friends.
IKEA is inviting everyone to join its Julbord celebration with an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring traditional Swedish dishes. Tickets are available for only $16.99 per person / $4.99 for kids 12 and under, or at a discounted rate for IKEA Family members ( $12.99 per person / $2.99 for kids 12 and under).
"The classic Julbord buffet is an essential part of the Scandinavian holiday celebration that invites family and friends alike to enjoy traditional Swedish foods," says Krista Boyer , IKEA Food Sales Leader. "We are excited to share this tradition with our customers."
The IKEA Julbord menu includes***:
- Matjes & Dill Herring
- Hardboiled Eggs with Seaweed Pearls
- Hardboiled Eggs with Najad Salmon
- Marinated Salmon w/ Salmon Sauce
- Präst & Herrgård Cheese
- Cucumber Salad
- Red Beet Salad
- Swedish Potato Salad
- Crisp, Thin & Soft Breads
- Christmas Ham
- Oven Poached Salmon
- Swedish Meatball & Lingonberries
- Sautéed Red Cabbage & Apples
- Boiled Potatoes with Dill Butter & Lemon Caper Dipping Sauce
- Janssons Temptation
- Swedish Rice Pudding with Almonds
- Saffron Buns
- Assorted Desserts & Cookies
- Glögg with Almond & Raisins
- Fountain Beverages
Seating is limited, so those who are interested are encouraged to purchase tickets early at their local IKEA store. To locate and contact the nearest IKEA store for more event details, including local seating times, please visit the "Food" page on IKEA-USA.com.
Those not able to make it to the event can still partake in the Swedish tradition at home. Visit the Swedish Food Market in IKEA U.S. stores to purchase select items from the Julbord menu, including SJÖRAPPORT salmon, or to explore, find and try ingredients for other Swedish recipes.
The celebration continues into Saturday as IKEA invites customers to stay and participate in several workshops and activities throughout the store including****:
- Breakfast with Santa
- Come say hi to Santa while enjoying breakfast on Saturday morning.
- Help My Guests are Arriving in 5 Minutes!
- Learn tips and tricks on how to tidy up a living room in a snap before the guests arrive.
- Holiday Entertaining Scavenger Hunt
- Find amazing holiday entertaining products in a scavenger hunt around the store and participate for a chance to win a prize!
- IKEA Holiday 2019 Host/Hostess Gift Line Up
- Hear about what makes these host/hostess holiday gift ideas unique and special!
- RASKOG: 3 Uses for the Holidays
- Get the most out of the versatile RASKOG cart by learning about three ways for entertaining, organization and storing items in style.
- The Art of Napkin Folding
- Elevate tablescapes with tips and tricks on how to creatively fold napkins.
- Bring the Season to the Table (IKEA Family exclusive workshop)
- Learn how to effortlessly put together the perfect table setting for your winter feast.
- Show your #HerringFace
- Try to guess all 3 types of herring correctly and win a prize!
NOTE: Workshops and activities vary by store. Please visit your local store's webpage for more information about specific workshops and activities available in your area.
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden , IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices. The IKEA Group operates 369 IKEA stores in 30 countries, including 50 in the U.S. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.
* IKEA Family is a loyalty club that offers exclusive 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.
** IKEA Julbord Party will be held at all IKEA stores except IKEA Carson and IKEA Planning Studio.
*** Menu is subject to change due to product availability.
****Activities vary by store. Please visit your local store webpage for more information about the specifics of the Julbord workshops and activities in your area.
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