Christmas Culinary Adventure

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Christmas Culinary Adventure
Duration

Durations: 6 Day(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+

Languages

Languages: English

Christmas in Sweden is a really cozy affair. The food, the mulled wine, the lights and of coarse the cold dark winter makes it really something to experience.

From £ 964.36 per person

  1. Meeting Point
  2. Tour Overview

    Christmas in Sweden is a really cozy affair. The food, the mulled wine, the lights and of coarse the cold dark winter makes it really something to experience.

    In this christmas culinary course, you will embark on an adventure into the dark and cold Scandinavian winter. A christmas culinary adventure that will open new doors to flavors and techniques topped with a taste of Swedish christmas. The only qualifications needed are a love for food and the desire to learn about cooking. The course gets its inspiration from the Swedish christmas (Jul) with tastes and smells from the famous christmas table`Julbord´.

    You will be learning how to make a Swedish christmas table including the Janssons Temptation, mulled wine, meatballs, beatroot salad, cured salmon, pickled herring, crisp bread, saffron buns and ginger bread biscuits. The course focuses on using local raw materials to create the amazing flavours of christmas. Our chefs have the expertise and will provide you with the hands-on opportunity to develop your christmas culinary skills.  You will be learning in a practical and supportive environment, be on vacation in the most beautiful surroundings, and get the chance to make new friends. If you´ve been wondering about what a Swedish christmas is like then this is a perfect opportunity to find out!

    Highlights

    • 4 days cooking classes
    • Qualified chefs
    • Personalized apron and recipe folder
    • An evening at a local christmas table serving (Julbord)
    • Visit to a local Christmas market
    • A day fishing & cooking in the wild forest
    • A husky sleigh ride
    • Local transportation
    • Daily delicious meals

    Type of company: Culinary adventures and accomodation

    Duration: 5 nights accommodation with private double room at Trunna Hostel & Conference in Orsa

    Languages spoken: Swedish & English

    Target group: Singles and small groups interested in experiencing Sweden through food.

    Max no. of participants: 12

    Season 2020: 23rd november - 23rd december 2020

    Cost per person: 11500 kr / participant

    What to bring: Warm clothes; hat, gloves and walking shoes / boots

    Location: Orsa, in the Dalarna region of Sweden 

  3. Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 : Curing / Pickling

    Day 1 (Curing)

    Arrival in the afternoon at Mora central station  where you will be collected by minibus and brought to the accomodation in Orsa. Evening meal is served at 18:00 after which we will introduce the program for the 4 days.

    Kitchen session 1: During this first kitchen session our chef will show you how to cure some artic charr fish and baltic herring with a variety of flavours. 


    Day 2 : Outdoor winter cooking & Charr fishing

    Day 2 (Charr fishing & Outdoor winter cooking)

    • Early start with breakfast at 7:00: For this day we will be experiencing the wild nordic woods and lakes. After breakfast we will be taking a trip to the wild forest area outside of Orsa. Our guide will be leading us to a lake where the Artic Charr thrive.
      Kitchen session 2: The cooking class on this day will be in the wild over an open fire. We will be showing you some Swedish outdoor food like the kolbulle (Panncake), pinbröd (bread on a stick) and cooked Swedish coffee. Our guide will also show us the best techniques to fish for the artic charr. The conditions require very good clothing and we offer possibility to rent winter thermals as an option.
    • A warm shower will be welcome after this days activities.
    • The evening meal will be a traditional Julbord (Christmas dinner) 

    Day 3 : Mulled Wine & Christmas cooking

    Day 3 (Mulled Wine)

    • After breakfast we will take a trip to a local Christmas market which is a special experience not to be missed.
    • Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant near the market.
    • We will arive back at the accomodation after lunch

    Kitchen session 3: During this kitchen session we will be making Christmas Mulled wine (Glögg) together with some of the dishes found on the typical Christmas table (Julbord). The smells and atmosphere from advent and Christmas will all be there. Our chef will also guide you through making these traditional Swedish dishes with raw products from the Dalarna region. Here are some of the Christmas dishes: Janssons temptation (Janssons frestelse), prince sausage (prince korv), beetroot salad (rödbetssalad), red cabbage (rödkĂĄl), rice pudding (risgrynsgröt), pickled herring (inlagd sill), Christmas ham (julskinka). 


    Day 4 : Christmas Baking

    Day 4 (Baking)

    • After breakfast we will take a dog sledding trip
    • Lunch will be eaten at an old style Swedish village (FryksĂĄs)
    • We will arive back at the accomodation after lunch

    Kitchen session 4: During this kitchen session we will be making ginger bread (Pepparkaka) and saffron buns (Lussebullar). The smells and atmosphere from advent and Christmas will all be there. Our chef will also guide you through making a traditional Swedish winter dinner with raw products from the Dalarna region. 


    Day 5 : A Swedish winter menu

    Day 5  A Swedish winter menu

    • The cooking for today takes its inspiration from the Swedish cook book `A taste for all seasons´. We will be making the following winter dishes:
    • Green pea soup with crisp bread and strong Swedish västerbotten cheese
    • Boiled, salted ox tongue, served with "eggs" of chicken liver patĂ©, wine sauce and pressed potatoes, brussels sprouts
    • Almond shells with friends´red jams and whipped cream topping 

    Day 6 : Final morning

    Day 6 (Final day)

    • Brunch: We make what in Sweden we call a `brunch´ breakfast/lunch together. Egg, bacon, pancake and prinskorv (Swedish sausage) to name a few.
    • All guests will receive an apron and recipe folder as a memory from the trip.
    • We finish after our brunch. Thoughs requiring transport to the train will be brought to the station in Mora. 

  4. What's Included

    Food & non-alcoholic beverages are included

  5. What's Excluded

    Ensuite room is not included in this package. Private double room is included. If you wish to have a double room with ensuite then please contact us for this. This can be offered at an extra charge.

  6. FAQs

    Please Note:

    Part of this culinary experience is spent in the forests gathering the food. Weather is always hard to predict but to be on the safe side we recommend you bringing warm clothes and water tight walking / hiking boots.

  7. Requirements

    Warm Clothes: Thermal underwear and hiking boots. Suitable clothes for working in the kitchen. We supply aprons.

  8. Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event

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