IKEA Celebrates Spring with Påskbord, an Annual Swedish Easter Smörgåsbord Buffet

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Tickets Available for $15.99 Adults / $4.99 Kids 12 & Under; Discounted Prices for IKEA FAMILY Members

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IKEA invites everyone to share in celebrating spring and the Easter holiday at the annual Swedish Easter Smörgåsbord buffet known as Påskbord. This all-you can eat buffet will hosted in all IKEA Restaurants* on Friday, March 27. Guests can enjoy a traditional meal of classic Swedish food offerings such as Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes, smoked salmon, Swedish ham, and much more. Tickets to the buffet for IKEA FAMILY** members cost $11.99 per person or $2.99 for kids 12 and under; for non-IKEA FAMILY members, the cost is $15.99 per person or $4.99 for kids 12 and under.

The IKEA Påskbord menu*** includes:

First Course

  • Assorted Herring
  • Hard-boiled Eggs with Shrimp
  • Hard-boiled Eggs with Sillrom or Tångkorn
  • Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
  • Gravad Lax with Mustard Sauce
  • Marinated Salmon with Mustard Sauce
  • Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Sauce
  • Poached Salmon

Second Course

  • Assorted Swedish Cheeses
  • Tossed Salad
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Red Beet Salad
  • Breads: Crispbread, Crisprolls, Softbread and Thinbread

Third Course

  • Swedish Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes or Broiled Potatoes with Dill
  • Lingonberries
  • Jansson’s Temptation
  • Swedish Ham
  • Prinskrov

Desserts & Beverages

  • Assorted Swedish Desserts and Cookies
  • Fountain Beverages and Hot 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 details – including local seating times – visit the “Store Locator” page on http://www.IKEA-USA.com and enter your city/state or Zip code).

If you can’t make it to your local store to celebrate, try this fun family Easter tradition with a twist: dye your own eggs using natural colorants!

What you need:

  • Vinegar
  • Cooking oil
  • Natural colorants:

     o    Turmeric = yellow
     o    Onion skin = brown
     o    Birch leaves = light green
     o    Beetroot peel = brownish-red
     o    Grape juice = purple
     o    Red cabbage, whole leaves = purple
     o    Red cabbage, chopped = blue
     o    Beetroot juice = pinkish-red

Directions: Bring water, a couple of tablespoons of vinegar (will not give taste to the eggs), and a colorant to boil in a saucepan. Add the eggs. Play around with the boiling time and the amount colorant to get different shades of color. After dyeing, allow the eggs to cool down and dry. Rub with oil to make them shiny. Fun Tip: You can make beautiful patterns on the eggs. Before dying, wrap the egg in a piece of a nylon stocking with flowers or leaves tucked in. Or simply wrap rubber bands around the egg. You can also draw patterns and letters with a candle or a crayon.

*IKEA Carson is not participating.

**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.

About IKEA
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. here are currently more than 360 IKEA stores in 47 countries, including 40 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.

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