Feast Festively with IKEA Swedish ‘Julbord’ Buffet Extravaganza

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Tickets Available for $12.99 Adults / $4.99 Kids 12 & Under; IKEA FAMILY Members* pay $9.99 Adults/ $2.49 Kids 12 & Under

The Julbord is a fun way for us to share our Swedish roots with our customers and give them a break from their holiday shopping. - Donna Fitzgerald, IKEA Food Commercial Manager

IKEA, the Life Improvement Store, invites the public to feast festively at the Swedish Julbord – an all-you-can-eat holiday smorgasbord that will be hosted in the restaurants of all IKEA U.S. stores on Friday, December 13. Julbord is a classic holiday dinner in Scandinavian countries, consisting of several courses of traditional Swedish food and eaten among family and friends. This season, IKEA is inviting everyone to join in the fun at a local IKEA store for a holiday feast that features traditional Swedish food offerings such as Swedish holiday ham, smoked salmon, Swedish style meatballs with lingonberries, and much more. Tickets are available for only $12.99 per person or $4.99 for kids 12 and under (IKEA FAMILY members eat for $9.99 per person or $2.49 for kids 12 and under).

“With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, everybody is rushing around trying to get their homes ready and their holiday shopping done,” said Donna Fitzgerald, IKEA Food Commercial Manager. “The Julbord is a fun way for us to share our Swedish roots with our customers, and give them a break from their holiday shopping!”

The IKEA Julbord party menu includes**:

  •     Assorted varieties of herring
  •     Gravad lax with mustard sauce
  •     Whole poached salmon
  •     Najad smoked salmon w/horseradish sauce
  •     Hard boiled eggs with shrimp
  •     Swedish cucumber salad
  •     Red beet salad
  •     Swedish potato salad
  •     Christmas ham
  •     Prinskorv sausages
  •     Meatballs with lingonberries
  •     Boiled potatoes with dill
  •     Red cabbage
  •     Assorted Cheeses
  •     GRATÄNG Jansson
  •     Crispbread, thin bread, dinner rolls
  •     Swedish rice pudding with almonds
  •     Assorted desserts
  •     Glögg
  •     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 and seating times, visit the store locator on the IKEA website: http://info.ikea-usa.com/StoreLocator/StoreLocator.aspx.

If you can’t make it to your local store to celebrate on December 13, you can still bring Swedish holiday traditions home way by making your own ginger thins with products from IKEA!

Ingredients & Tools

  •     550 g (19.4 oz) PEPPARKAKA DEG gingerbread dough
  •     SNÖKUL pastry cutter

Knead the dough smoothly. Roll the dough ⅛ inch thick and cut figures with pastry cutters. Bake on a baking tray with parchment paper 6–7 minutes at 375°F.

Fans can also connect with IKEA via:

*IKEA FAMILY membership perks include special discounts, gift card giveaway entries with each purchase, free coffee and tea in the IKEA Restaurant and more. Consumers can sign up for the IKEA FAMILY rewards program online or in-store. Visit http://www.IKEA-USA.com for more details.

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

IKEA strives to be ‘The Life Improvement Store,’ and since its 1943 founding in Sweden, has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 340 IKEA stores in 41 countries/territories, including 38 in the U.S. IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings company, incorporates sustainable efforts into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information, go to IKEA-USA.com.

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