Friday, December 4, 2009

Svenska Sallskapet smorgasbord

On Thursday evening, the "Svenska Sallskapet" (The Swedish Society) enjoyed a Christmas smorgasbord at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. At the men's monthly dinner, I introduced the "Spelmanslag" as the evening entertainment. They played traditional Swedish fiddling music which originates from Rattvik & Leksand in central Sweden.

The menu included:
Assorted hors d'oeuvres with Glogg;
Smorgasbord:
Aquavit herring; Sherry wine herring, Matjes herring served with sour cream, chives and chopped red onion; Sillsallad - Herring and beet salad; Boiled potatoes; Eggs topped with creamed caviar; Cold smoked salmon served with horseradish cream; Kalvsylta - jellied veal; Pickled beets; Julskinka - Swedish Christmas ham; Apple sauce and Swedish mustard; Gherkins; Pickled beets; Pickled cucumbers; Fresh fruit platter; Olives; Cheeses: Vasterbotten, Prastost, Herrgardsost and Blue Cheese; Limpa and hard tack; Red cabbage; Meatballs; Jansson's Temptation; Swedish sausages.
Main course:
Lutfisk served with cream sauce, melted butter and peas.
Dessert:
Rice pudding served with Lingonberries and Ginger Cookies with coffee. Smaklig Maltid!
(The photo with the Carlsberg beer bottle was my 1st course of smorgasbord; the second photo is of the buffet line with Lutfisk, etc.)

Our "Swedish lesson" for the evening was the expression: "Nar en advokat dor, foljer fan honom till graven." Good luck with the translation!




14 comments:

  1. bon appétit;o) cela semble bon et en plus en musique

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  2. Is this an annual meeting? It looks like nice Christmas food!
    God (h) elg!!:-9

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  3. I had a friend here that used to be the head of the local Swedish society. Great people and an awful lot of drinking.

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  4. The food sounds pretty good! I like the clothes they are wearing in the first picture.

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  5. Must have been fantastic evening. The Svenska Sällskapet sounds like a fun bunch of people, skål!

    You can have fun without an awful lot of drinking, but why take that chance as the Swedish saying goes!

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  6. It looks a great event, everybody was enjoying the night there and wow so many delicious food!

    Léia

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  7. Rumor has it that the Taco Bell there in Eagan serves lutfisk burritos.

    «Louis» knows that rumor is true because he started it himself.

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  8. I skipped the menu description because I didn't have breakfast yet and I'm not sure I can take reading it at this moment :) Looks like the smorgasbord was a lot of fun.

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  9. Didn't have dinner yet, but I'm quite full just reading the menu. Que approveche, hombre!

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  10. That was truly a splendid evening last night, wasn't it!

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  11. I am reading this at the right time of the day and my enthusiasm was rising line after line! Great night, wonderful food! A really nice post, Leif!

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  12. mmm yum I feel hungry now - looks good!

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  13. This is great, I'm forwarding it to my husband's Swedish relatives.
    Three Rivers Daily Photo

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