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Celebrate the solstice at Swedish Tarts’ Midsommar evening

Previously hosted at New Nordic, the traditional Swedish event of Midsommar will return to Adelaide this month with an array of music, food and dancing.

Images: Swedish Tarts Facebook.

Bringing a taste of Sweden to Adelaide, popular cafe group Swedish Tarts are inviting customers to reject the wintery weather and revel in the traditional Swedish summer solstice festival of Midsommar at their Henley Square venue on June 25. 

Previously hosted at Swedish Tarts’ partner store New Nordic, the evening promises a night of dining, drinks, music and singing, putting a modern twist on this traditional festival.

On the menu, guests can expect a refreshing herring salad with potato, sour cream and chives served with rye crisp bread, as well as a spectacular buffet that will include devilled eggs, cured salmon, meatballs, and anchovy and potato bakes. 

Midsommar is celebrated as one of the most important calendar events of the year in Sweden, largely considered a time of joy, good health and prosperity as the country heads into their spring harvest season. 

It’s traditional over Midsommar to wear colorful (and very insta-worthy) flower crowns, which are often seen adorning the heads of celebrating Swedes as they toast to the endlessly-light skies, synonymous with warm Swedish summers. 

With traditional food and wine flowing, guests at the Swedish Tarts Midsommar event can expect a glass of elderflower bubbles on arrival, followed by a glass of wine, beer or a shot for those really looking to get in the party spirit, followed by a plethora of incredible Swedish traditional dishes and desserts.

Owned by Bo and Louise Matschke, Swedish Tarts prides itself on its traditional, home-cooked dishes where everything from their delicious tarts to soft breads is made in the venue’s kitchen of their Port Adelaide bakery. 

The Henley Beach venue was the second of four Swedish Tart location which have opened across Adelaide over the last decade, offering beautiful ocean views to their hungry patrons. Incorporating classic Aussie breakfast items with more traditional Swedish flavours including flatbreads, crepes and pyttipanna (a flavoursome combination of meat, potatoes and onions similar to hash), Swedish Tart allows guests to experience a taste of Swedish cooking including an array of traditional sweets and desserts. 

The festival atmosphere will continue from 6:30 – 10:30pm.

Tickets will set you back $60pp.

Find out more info and book your space for the June 25 event here.

You can find Swedish Tarts at 330 Seaview Road, Henley Beach. 

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