Have a Swedish Midsummer Feast for Lunch or Dinner Today at IKEA Tempe

Have a Swedish Midsummer Feast for Lunch or Dinner Today at IKEA Tempe
Courtesy of Ikea
The Swedes famously celebrate Midsummer with fabulous outdoor feasts of Nordic delicacies. Here in Phoenix, it's a little too warm for an outdoor fete, but that isn't stopping IKEA from hosting a Midsummer Smörgåsbord today at their store in Tempe.

The feast features an all-you-can-eat buffet of items including, herring, hard-boiled eggs with shrimp, gravad lax with mustard sauce, smoked salmon, poached salmon, cucumber salad, fruit salad, Swedish cheese boards, dill potatoes, Prinskorv sausage, Crispbread, and an assortment of desserts and beverages, as well as IKEA's signature meatballs with lingonberries. The buffet tickets cost $16.99 for adults and $4.99 for children under 12 (IKEA family member discounted rates are $12.99 for adults and $2.99 for kids).

There are three scheduled seatings: 1:30 to 3 p.m.; 4 to 5:30 p.m.; and 6:30 to 8 p.m., so call ahead (888-888-4532) to check on ticket availability, or purchase your tickets beforehand from customer service.

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Felicia Campbell has written about food, culture, and cars for digital and print publications all over the world and is the author of The Food of Oman: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia (Andrews McMeel, 2015). Her husband learned quickly that she’d rather get a bag of avocados than a bouquet of roses.