IKEA Celebrates the Holidays with In-Store Swedish Julbord Buffet

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Discounted Tickets Available for IKEA FAMILY* Members for $12.99 Per Person / $2.99 for Kids 12 and Under

Swedish Holiday Julbord

The Julbord buffet lies at the center of a classic Scandinavian holiday celebration. We invite everyone to celebrate and learn more about Swedish traditions over a delicious meal with family and friends.

This holiday season, IKEA invites everyone to celebrate together at its annual Swedish Julbord on Friday, December 9, 2016 at participating stores nationwide**. In Sweden, a traditional Julbord celebration gathers family and friends to enjoy each other’s company during a lavish meal, created from both cultural and family traditions.

IKEA is inviting everyone to join in on the fun with an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring traditional Swedish fare. 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 Julbord buffet lies at the center of a classic Scandinavian holiday celebration,” says Patricia Meumann, IKEA Food Manager. “We invite everyone to celebrate and learn more about Swedish traditions over a delicious meal with family and friends.”

The IKEA Julbord menu includes***:

  •     Assorted varieties of herring
  •     Gravad lax with mustard sauce
  •     Smoked salmon with horseradish sauce
  •     Poached salmon
  •     Hard boiled eggs with shrimp
  •     Swedish cucumber salad
  •     Red beet salad
  •     Swedish potato salad
  •     Christmas ham
  •     Prinskorv sausages
  •     Assorted cheeses
  •     Meatballs with lingonberries
  •     Braised red cabbage & apples
  •     Mashed potatoes
  •     Hard boiled eggs with shrimp
  •     Red cabbage
  •     Mashed potatoes
  •     Jansson temptations
  •     Crispbread, thin bread, softbread
  •     Swedish rice pudding with almonds
  •     Assorted desserts
  •     Warm glögg
  •     Coffee, tea, 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 details, including local seating times, visit the “Store Locator” page on http://www.IKEA-USA.com and enter your city/state or zip code.

Those not able to make it to the event can still experience the Swedish tradition at home. Visit the Swedish Food Market in IKEA U.S. stores to purchase select items from the Julbord menu, including KÖTTBULLAR Swedish meatballs, or to explore, find and try ingredients for other Swedish recipes, such as marzipan candy.

Marzipan Candy

Ingredients & Supplies

  • MARSIPAN marzipan 200 g (7 oz.)
  • IKEA chocolate:
  • CHOKLAD LJUS milk chocolate 100 g (3.5 oz.)
  • CHOKLAD MÖRK dark chocolate 100 g (3.5 oz.)
  • CHOKLAD MÖRK 70% dark chocolate 100 g (3.5 oz.)
  • Optional: Caramel coloring

Directions

  • Form the marzipan into bite size shapes of your choice
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave or on the stove top
  • Dip the marzipan one-bites in the chocolate and leave to dry
  • Optional: Play around with caramel coloring to make figures of your choice

*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 will not host a Julbord Party in 2016.

***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. There are currently more than 385 IKEA stores in 48 countries, including 42 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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