On Friday evening, experience a Scandinavian dinner of epic proportions, literally a smorgasbord—a buffet-style meal that originated in Sweden.
The Little Scandinavian Dinner at the Snow College Greenwood Student Center, from 6-8 p.m., will feed a minimum of 300 hungry souls. The cost is $13 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.
Annette Taylor, director of Food Services, says chefs will follow authentic Scandinavian recipes, making a meal to remember.
The starter for the feast is gravid lax, or “buried salmon.” This delicacy is a fish appetizer, originally cooked by Nordic fishermen in the Middle Ages.
Limpu bread offers a mysterious blend of seasonings and flours, while the hearts of romaine salad is built on the most tender, inner leaves of the lettuce.
Swedish tsimmes combine the tenderness of roasted veggies with baked-in apricot flavor—a combination sure to leave taste buds satisfied.
As for the entrees, the chefs leave nothing to chance. Just wait and see what they throw into the Danish pork tenderloin. If that doesn’t satisfy, there is always that traditional staple, the Swedish meatball.
When you’ve had you fill, take a piece of the Danish apple cake for the last empty corner of your stomach, if there’s one left. A feast like this may require a second stomach.
While you eat, enjoy live Scandinavian music provided by the "BYU International Folk Dancers" accompanied by the group "Mountain Strings".
Other Food Options
The various meals to be dished out to the wandering collective at this year’s festival will be both traditional and unusual, and intended to be enjoyed whole-heartedly.
The menu this year includes lunch platters from Copper Grill with Swedish meatballs, Swedish meatloaf, real mashed potatoes, Swedish pickles, roll with butter, cranberries, brownies, cookies, eclairs, marzipan cake.
Scones, Navajo tacos, Piccadilly chips, and Sanpete’s famous barbecued turkey will also be part of the offerings. Pulled pork, smoked ribs, tacos, tamales and chicken bowls will also be available.
Drinks will be plentiful in the form of fresh squeezed lemonade, twisters, limeade, shaved ice, snow cones, Italian ice, and the Texas Twister Drink, for those who find walking under the hot sun a great excuse for trying some new beverages.
And don’t forget dessert: The choices will range from the classic cotton candy, to kettle corn, stroop wafels, churros, and funnel cakes with a great selection of toppings.
In addition to the food booths at the festival, the Ephraim Lions Club and Senior Citizens both will sponsor certain meals on Saturday.
Saturday morning, pavilion behind the Co-op, 8 - 10 am, the Ephraim Lions Club will serve its traditional festival breakfast of aebelskivers (pancake-like apple slices) with sausage, pancakes, eggs and orange juice. The cost is $7 per plate and $25 for immediate families. Aebelskivers are $5 per dozen. Proceeds this year will be donated to the Lions Club International Foundation providing eye glasses for those in need.
New this year st the Senior Center- Homemade ice cream and/or homade scones @ $1.00 each starting at 11:30 and on going.
The Ephraim Co-op will sponsor famous Sno Cremes and Cow Camp Caterers in the Ephraim Co-op parking lot; Dutch oven cooking at it's finest and yummy sno cremes for dessert...plus several other crafting booths.