End of Year Recap
Feels like it was just 2017…
Wow! Time has gone by so quickly this last month. It’s been a while since we posted here but we’ve been real busy up until right about now! The past month has been a hectic one for sure. We survived yet another year of julbord, which is always crazy as well as the “mellandags” rush followed very quickly by our New Years Eve dinner party.
Our julbord this year was one of the best in the books when we look back at not only the sales but our service and feedback from our customers. We served almost 6000 guests of all shapes, sizes and even nationalities this year. It was really awesome to see that the word of our classic Swedish julbord has spread around to other parts of the world! We offered over 60 options for two sittings almost every day for 30 days straight and our staff still had smiles at the end (although it was maybe because julbord was finally over!).
The Swedish equivalent of Black Friday is known as “mellandagarna”. This translates to middle days and yup, you guessed it! They take place between Christmas and New Years. Recently the Swedes, as like many other countries, have started having Black Friday sales as well but back in the day, “mellandagarna” was the time to get all your shopping done for a fraction of the cost. We saw quite a lot of guests during this time which only added more to the number of people we had served for the month of December. During these days we served our classic brunch buffet which included all time favorites like American pancakes, ribs and coleslaw, chicken wings and oven baked omelettes.
New Years Eve was as good as it gets! A private dinner party for roughly 130 guests who enjoyed a 3 course meal with different wines for each course. It all began with us shutting down the Tower between 5 PM and 7 PM while we donned our fancy evening clothes and prepped for the guests to arrive. At 7 PM the gates were opened again and our guests were treated to a drink in the Skybar. After a while guests went down to the restaurant and started with the dinner. First up was a starter of either seared ahi tuna with seaweed salad or chevre chaud for our vegetarian guests. The main course followed and was an aged beef served with duck liver and truffles for the carnivores. Our vegetarian friends enjoyed salt-baked beets with romanesco and beans. Fish lovers were treated to a solid piece of angler fish served alongside a vegetable medley and a champagne sauce. Dessert for the evening was a rich salted caramel panna cotta topped with a dark chocolate mousse!
Now we are in 2018 and we’re doing some work in the kitchen so our restaurant isn’t open until Friday the 5th. Once we’re up and running again we’ll be doing a different sort of buffet for lunch. Two different dishes, a meat and a fish, served buffet style. If you’re not an advocate of eating meat or fish then all you have to do is ask and we can whip you something with vegetables in no time! As always bread, butter, salad, tea and coffee are included in the price. However, because we’ve made it in to a buffet style lunch we have a set price of 125 SEK for weekdays and 225 SEK for weekends. Like last year, don’t hesitate to contact us via mail or phone (08-667 21 80) to ask us any questions or make a booking to avoid that elevator fee!