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Paskbord: Swedish Easter Smorgasbord at IKEA

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 11:50 am
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Paskbord at IKEA - Swedish Easter CelebrationPåskbord at IKEA Restaurant – April 15th, 2011

Tomorrow is the celebration of a traditional Swedish Easter smorgasbord known as Påskbord at your local IKEA, so if you haven’t already bought your tickets (space may be limited), hop on over and pick some up today! This traditional feast, known as Påskmat in Sweden, celebrates the end of fasting during Lent and returns meat and eggs to the table. According to Wikipedia (translated from Swedish),

Dishes from the classic smorgasbord (herring, crisp bread , cheese and brandy ) is usually also included in the Passover meal. Påskmust is a drink that occur during Easter. Easter food does not just Easter Eve Easter tables but also the local traditions that have been developed for the other Easter days.

Click through to learn what’s on the buffet at IKEA this year and how you can win one of three $50 IKEA Gift Cards at our first party of the spring season, coming up soon …

IKEA Påskmat Swedish Easter Celebration 2011

This year’s Swedish Paskbord will be tomorrow, April 15th, 2011 at most IKEA USA store restaurants, with the exception of IKEA Houston and IKEA Carson. Check your local store as the times may vary, but the cost is $9.99 for adults and only $2.49 for kids twelve and under. The all-you-can-eat buffet meal will be served in the IKEA restaurant, usually in a roped off area. You must purchase tickets and space is usually limited. The atmosphere is usually festive, and often you can find special entertainment. Case in point, at IKEA Elizabeth, the Swedish Meatballs will be playing.

The all you can eat buffet meal includes:  Swedish Ham, Swedish Meatballs, Prinskorv, Smoked Salmon with Mustard Sauce, Poached Salmon, Assorted Herring, Shrimp Cocktail, Deviled Eggs with Shrimp, Variety of Swedish Cheeses, Red Beet Salad, Cucumber Salad, Potato Salad, Tossed Green Salad, Assorted Swedish Desserts and Cookies and Fountain Drinks and Hot Beverages. Offerings may vary – again, check your local store for details.

Twitter Event with IKEA Charlotte

How can you win a $50 IKEA Gift card just for chatting? Join us on Twitter ( on Thursday (4/28) as we tweet with @IKEA_Charlotte about our favorite thing to talk about – IKEA! Just follow @IKEA_Charlotte and use event tag, #luvIKEAclt to join the conversation and be eligible to win one of three $50 prizes in the only form of currency we dream about: IKEA Gift Cards. Also, keep an eye on the IKEA Charlotte activities page each week for more topics for upcoming Twitter events. Winners will be selected at random.

Twitter Event Details

Date: April 28, 2011
Time: 8-9pm Eastern Time
Topic: “What You Love Most About IKEA”
Who: @IKEA Charlotte with co-host @ikeafans
Party Tag: #luvIKEAclt (this must be used in tweets to determine prize winners)
Prizes: Three (3) $50 IKEA gift cards

Winners will be chosen at random from participants in the twitter event who use the hashtag #luvIKEAclt during the Twitter event (8pm – 9pm Eastern time on 4/28/2011). Join us for the fun!


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