Smörgåsbord Nordic Food Festival
Last year’s Smörgåsbord Nordic Food Festival was featured in the Boston Globe’s Food Section. Read about it here. We sold out a week prior to the event, so be sure to get your tickets early!
General Admission: $20 advance ($25 at door)/$15 SCC Members
“Nordic Foodie” (SOLD OUT): $25 advance ($30 at door)/$15 SCC Members (All access! See below for details!)
Kids 12 & under: $5
This year’s theme is “The Battle”! Local chefs represent each of five Nordic nations. Enjoy a taste of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland and vote for your favorite dish! Plus, Nordic vendors, and music and fun for all ages, including a kids’ apron decorating station and a Viking encampment, plus a live Viking battle reenactment before we announce the winning Nordic dish!
UNTIL 2pm (When the Viking battle begins!):
- Tasting stations (Visit five tasting stations and vote for your favorite dish!). Don’t forget your complimentary bottle of VOSS water!
- Viking encampment by the Viking Irish (Enjoy craft demos and a Viking stew!)
- Nordic raffle (Win gift certificates to local restaurants, Nordic gifts and memberships, and more!)
- Live music by accordionist Luana Josvold and hardingfele/upright bass duo Boeur Sabat!
ALL DAY (11am–3pm):
- Nordic vendors (Shop from Distinctively Sweden, Gift Chalet, EstoFoods and Danish Pastry House!)
- Kaffestugan – the SCC’s own pop-up café (Try pastry samples from Danish Pastry House and Crown Bakery along with cardamom ice cream!)
- Kids decorate Nordic aprons with au pairs from Education First (EF)/Cultural Care Au Pair! Free!
12:30–1pm: Swedish meatball cooking demo and tasting from Just Add Cooking *Nordic Foodie ONLY*
“Dining Like the Danes” with the authors of “Eat Smart in Denmark” *Nordic Foodie ONLY*
Knækbrød baking demonstration from Danish Pastry House *Nordic Foodie ONLY*
2–2:45pm: Viking battle reenactment
2:45pm: Winning Nordic dish announced
MORE ABOUT “NORDIC FOODIE” ACTIVITIES:
“Dining Like the Danes”
For a small country, Denmark is surprisingly rich in culinary traditions, many of which date back to Viking times and even earlier. And Danish cuisine has been in the gastronomic spotlight since Noma of Copenhagen, a forerunner in the New Nordic movement, was voted the best restaurant in the world four times. While the average visitor is not likely to eat at Noma – reservations are almost impossible to get, and prices are high even by Danish standards — there are countless opportunities throughout the country to enjoy both traditional and New Nordic versions of delicious Danish dishes. Join Carol Schroeder and Katrina Schroeder, co-authors of Eat Smart in Denmark, on a culinary journey that will introduce you to the delights of Danish cuisine from smørrebrød through wienerbrød. And as an added bonus, they’ll teach you how to correctly pronounce rødgrød med fløde. Learn more about the book here.
Swedish Meatball Cooking Demo & Tasting
Join Just Add Cooking’s Charlotte Leife and Chef Holly Pierce for a cooking demonstration and sample of Swedish meatballs! Just Add Cooking is a Swedish-owned business which delivers international recipes and fresh, local and sustainable ingredients to your doorstep. Enjoy this demonstration of a Just Add Cooking experience and a special offer just for festival attendees! Learn more about Just Add Cooking here.
Thank you to our sponsors!
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Newton Festival of the Arts.