It is no surprise then, that Scandi people love to celebrate light—and this is never more clear than at midsummer celebrations.
In medieval times, this was when curative herbs were collected for the year's use.
Sellers said: “I want to keep it as much of a surprise as possible.
Chef Tom Sellers has turned to the Bard for inspiration to create a special tasting menu as part of London Food Month.
The Michelin-starred chef will serve a menu honouring Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Restaurant Story in London Bridge.
I think it lends itself to a creative and imaginative menu.” The dinner will cost £140 including a welcome cocktail. Sellers’s other venue, Restaurant Ours in Knightsbridge, is also getting involved in London Food Month by hosting a £30 three-course lunch plus welcome cocktail on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout June.
Swedish restaurant Aquavit London, in Piccadilly Circus, will celebrate midsummer with special dishes on their à la carte menu and a Midsummer’s Eve event on Friday.
I've been invited to a Swedish Midsummer party, and frankly, I'm terrified.
I've been told it involves eating raw fish, drinking copious amounts of home-made vodka and dancing round a big phallus while I pretend to be a frog. Midsummer parties vary from the respectable and sober to the downright bawdy.
While all Scandinavians celebrate midsummer, each country has their own particular way of doing so.
Whether you’re visiting Sweden, Denmark or Norway, you’ll find that the party goes on throughout the day and night.
The dinner, featuring at least seven courses, will be inspired by the journeys the characters make in the play, a comedy about the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons.
Guests will be treated to experimental dishes that play with “flavour, texture and temperature to give our guests an experience to remember”.
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