How do you say “date night” in Swedish? “Datum natt.” And now that you know that, you can ask your boo if you she wants to have a datum natt at Ikea’s pretty fantastic looking buffet on June 14 at 6:30pm. Of course, if she does want to go, hope you guys like fish. Because there’s a whole lot of that.
The buffet is called the Swedish Midsummer Buffet, which seems like an odd name to us since summer doesn’t even officially start until the solstice on June 21, but whatever, it’s a whole spread of Swede food, so who are we to complain? And according to Ikea, the 14th is actually the longest day of the year in parts of Sweden, with sunlight all day in the northern parts. Awesome.
What will your $12.99 ticket get you? A veritable konungs lösen (king’s ransom) of all-you-can-eat Swedish delicacies:
Assorted varieties of herring
Hard boiled eggs with shrimp
Gravad lax with mustard sauce
Smoked salmon w/ horsehadish sauce
Whole poached salmon
Tossed green salad
Rhode Island salad
Midsummer fruit salad
Assorted Swedish cheeses
Boiled dill potatoes
Meatballs with lingonberries
Swedish ham (served cold) w/ mustard
Prinskorv sausage (sauteed)
Crispbread, thin bread, dinner rolls
Coffee, Tea and Fountain Beverage
Better move fast if you want in though, because this is limited to only 100 spots, and it’d be rough to get turned away while everyone else is drinking and carousing and drunkenly putting desks together in the entirely wrong way. And don’t worry, we have a feeling they’ll be making sure all the meat is fit for human consumption.