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Dec 2, 2010 04:01 PM

Ikea's Traditional Julbord dinner is coming Dec 10...

This holiday season, celebrate Swedish taste! Ikea is having it's annual Julbord smorgasbord on Friday, Dec 10. Menu looks great!!

Tickets must be purchased in advance. $9.99/adults; $2.49/kids 12 and under.


Here's what's on the menu:
Assorted Herring
Gravad Lax with Mustard Sauce
Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Sauce
Whole Poached Salmon
Hard Boiled Eggs with Shrimp
Boiled Potatoes with Dill
Crispbread, Thin Bread, Dinner Rolls
Swedish Cucumber Salad
Red Beet Salad
Swedish Potato Salad
Meatballs and Lingonberries
Jansson’s Temptation
Swedish Rice Pudding with Almonds
Coffee, Tea, Fountain Beverages
Christmas Ham
Assorted Cheeses
Liverwurst Pate
Prinskorv Sausage
Red Cabbage
Assorted Desserts

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  1. Do you know if all the stores do this? I will be out of the country, but my Dad (a Swede) living in MN would most definitely be interested.

    Nevermind, I just checked their website, and (surprisingly) it looks like the MN store does not do this.

    1. Which Southern California stores will have this?

      1. Unfortunately I work Friday nights till 9pm. I checked the Ikea site and the only one doing it near LA is the West Covina Store. Burbank and Carson aren't doing it.

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        1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

          Thank you for the sad information, Mattapoisett. I'd love to be able to experience this at the Burbank store.

        2. Reporting back...

          We went to the Covina Ikea. The tickets were sold out by the time it started (luckily we bought ours ahead of time).

          Ikea did a great job with this. We enjoyed ourselves immensely, and we were stuffed to the gills. Lots of really good food. The rollmops were really delicious, as was the risgrynsgröt and Janssons frestelse.

          Thanks for letting us know about the julbord!

          14 Replies
          1. re: J.L.

            J.L., can you post any pictures?

            1. re: aurora50

              Here you go... (Random plate combos)

              Whole poached salmon, served with horseradish sauce & dill

              Deviled hard boiled eggs with shrimp & dill, leverpastej (a "pâté" made of lard & pork liver), soft dinner roll, lussekatt (saffron bun with raisins), knäckebröd (crisp bread)

              Cold sliced meats, including roast pork, Christmas ham and roast beef... Prinskorv ("Prince sausages") are fried pork sausages, meant to be eaten with mustard... Grapes, and boiled potatoes

              Pickled herring, eel, smoked herring, steamed cauliflower, shrimp salad, potato salad

              1. re: J.L.

                OMG, that looks so fantastic!!!! : )
                Thank you so much for posting pictures.
                I'll HAVE to make it next year.

                1. re: J.L.

                  We'd love to go to this out at our Ikea in Costa Mesa. Hopefully they will expand the event . . .

                  1. re: J.L.

                    Prinskorv! OHHHH! Have not had these for SOOO long! Yummy yummy yummy! I miss Sweden! Does Ikea carry them at a certain time of year? Haven't seem them there for a long time . . .

                    1. re: Joani Macaroni

                      I have seen them at the Burbank one consistently this past year. And maybe even the year before. Nothing like them with polse senap!!

                    2. re: J.L.

                      I feel full just looking at those plates full of meat with no veg at all..

                      1. re: mstinawu

                        Didn't he have cauliflower there?
                        And potatoes are vegetables -
                        And fruit is represented with the grapes -

                        1. re: mstinawu

                          Actually, there were lots of veggies a the julbord; I just didn't want to overwhelm readers with too many photos.

                    3. re: J.L.

                      Thank you for reporting back, J.L.! Looks great! We have risgrynsgrot and Jansson's every year for Christmas. In fact, I will be feasting on Jansson's tonight. Cannot wait! ;-)
                      Merry Christmas!!

                      1. re: WildSwede

                        i missed it, darn..

                        what's jansson's

                        1. re: kevin

                          In this case, Wikipedia does a very good job describing the dish...


                          1. re: J.L.

                            Tusen takk, J.L.!! God Jul och Godt Nytt Ar!! ;-)