We are not Swedish, but there's something about Ikea's annual holiday feast which makes us obsessed. It may be because the last two times we tried getting tickets, they were sold out. Yeah, that's probably it. Although an affordable diner housed within a college graduate's shopping labyrinth is reason enough to go in the first place.
After two strikes, a friend who works at another location tipped us off about the dinner date. The only way we could confirm it was by going to the source. That cafe manager was cool enough to ring up our ticket purchase, even after they were closed for the night. That's the key– the food service people know what's up. If you don't think $12.99 ($9.99 if you sign up for a Family account) is much of a deal, then take a gander at the AYCE menu.
- Assorted Herring
- Gravad Lax with Mustard Sauce
- Najad 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 and Lingonberries
- Red Cabbage
- Boiled Potatoes with Dil
- GRATANG Jansson
- Crispbread, thin bread and soft wheat bread
- Swedish Rice Pudding with Almonds
- Glogg (wine punch)
Not bad. We didn't even mention the assorted desserts and beverages. Still not convinced? Then get out of our way; we've got 6:30 reservations.