“We are proud of our Swedish heritage – it drives what we do every day,” said Donna Fitzgerald, IKEA Food Commercial Manager. “We get so excited to bring that part of our story to life for our fans and customers."
Conshohocken, PA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014
IKEA is hosting a Swedish Crayfish Party – a late summer smorgasbord – in the restaurants of participating IKEA U.S. stores* on Friday, August 15**. The Crayfish Party is a Swedish tradition that dates back to the 1800s, when the lakes in Sweden were full of crayfish, and fishing season was limited to August and September. That’s why Swedish crayfish parties are traditionally held in August, with friends and families congregating in paper hats and colorful crayfish-themed bibs! It’s a time to gather loved ones and dine from paper plates, to the sound of music and clinking glasses.
This season, IKEA is inviting everyone to join in the fun at a local IKEA store. 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), for a smorgasbord featuring a meal of crayfish, cheese pie, cucumber salad and more.
“We are proud of our Swedish heritage – it drives what we do every day,” said Donna Fitzgerald, IKEA Food Commercial Manager. “We get so excited to bring that part of our story to life for our fans and customers, and events like the crayfish party allow us to do that in a fun and festive way.”
The IKEA Crayfish Party menu includes:
- Tossed green salad
- Cucumber salad
- Hardboiled eggs with mayo and shrimp
- Rhode Island salad with crayfish
- Najad Salmon with Horseradish or Gravad Lax with Mustard Sauce
- Cheese pie
- Soft bread
- Thin bread
- Assorted Swedish cheeses
- Meatballs with lingonberries
- Mashed potatoes
- Boiled dill new potatoes
- Strawberry and black currant crumble
- Cookies and assorted deserts
- 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 IKEA-USA.com and enter your city/state or Zip code).
If you can’t make it to your local store to celebrate on August 15, you can recreate the Swedish Crayfish feast at home. From now until Tuesday, September 30 (or while supplies last), IKEA FAMILY members who purchase two boxes of KRÄFTOR frozen crayfish will receive a free KRÄFTSKIVA FESTPAKET – complete with crayfish hats, bibs, napkins and a crayfish garland and songbooks – to bring the celebration to life.
Fans can also connect with IKEA via:
- http://www.facebook.com/IKEAUSA (IKEA Facebook page)
- http://www.twitter.com/DesignByIKEA (IKEA Twitter handle)
- To find/follow your local IKEA store on Twitter, click here for a full list of local Twitter handles
- http://www.pinterest.com/IKEAUSA (IKEA Pinterest page)
*IKEA Miami will not host a Crayfish party in 2014
**IKEA Stoughton will host the Crayfish party on Friday, August 8
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA 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 350 IKEA stores in 44 countries, including 38 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, @DesignByIKEA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest.