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Saturday, December 9, 6pm: Cocktails and Smorgas: The Art of Swedish Holiday Entertaining with Johanna Kindvall, Author of “Smörgåsbord” and Tenaya and Andre Darlington of The Darlingtons

Price $155.00

Seats Remaining:SOLD OUT

Johanna Kindvall’s Smörgåsbord is an illustrated cookbook, celebrating the classic breads and savory foods of a Swedish smörgåsbord, a buffet that can be enjoyed for parties and holidays as well as for snacking and small meals. These traditional spreads represent Nordic cuisine’s balance of sweet, sour and salty flavors with dishes like cured herring, gravlax, cold cuts, pickles, salads, and meatballs. This December, Johanna is treating 16 lucky guests to a cocktail pairing menu treatment of the smörgåsbord tradition. For the cocktail side of things, we’ve invited Tenaya Darlington, aka Madame Fromage, and her brother Andre, whose own “The New Cocktail Hour” is a wonderful go-to guide to pairing cocktails with small bites and festive spreads. The trio’s holiday-focused smörgåsbord includes a cucumber-aquavit cocktail paired with pickled mustard herring (pickled herring in creamy mustard sauce with chopped eggs, red onions, dill and dark rye bread); seaweed bellini paired with smoked fish smörgås (hot smoked salmon with fresh pickled vegetables on rye crispbread); star anise whiskey sour paired with cured Christmas ham (cured ham, whole grain mustard, pickled mustard seeds, preserved fruit and cheese with vörtbröd, a traditional Swedish malt bread); Queen’s cocktail paired with parisare, aka the open faced burger (beef and pickled beet patty on toasted sourdough bread with roasted root vegetables, horseradish relish and pickles); and glögg, a Swedish mulled wine, paired with ginger cookies and an assortment of cheese. Each guest will receive a copy of Johanna’s “Smörgåsbord.”