In tribute to Upper Michigan's Scandinavian heritage the menu was created to reflect the area's early foods. The inspiration was the Kalmar Union, when the three kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden (then including Finland), and Norway, together with Norway's overseas dependencies (then icluding Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the Northern Isles), joined together under a single monarch. Some of these recipes maybe more modern, but based on archeological finds all contain ingredients that would have been found in period.


Feastocrat: Lady Kathryn Jenkins; email [email protected] dot com


Feast

Limited to 50 seats

If you are interested in eating feast but have food allergies, please review the ingredient list below. Some allergies may be able to be accommodated, please email the feastocrat with any questions.



Fee:

$14 for Adults, $7 6-12 years old, under 6 is free


Menu:


Appetizers:

Bread and honey butter

Candied almonds

Leipajuusto - Finnish "squeaky" cheese

Pickles


First Remove: Denmark

Rugbrod - Rye Bread

     This bread is a sourdough base, with flaxseed, wheat berries, and rye and wheat flour.

Gronlangkal - Creamed kale

     Kale has been found at multiple archeological digs, because kale was one of the most common vegetables in Europe and is easy      to grow and harvest all year round.

Flaeskesteg - Pork Roast

     Pork has been a Danish staple for centuries, roast pork became popular when wood-fired were introduced for home use.

Floderand - Cream and egg based custard served with pickled pears


Second Remove:Sweden

Gravlax - Salt cured salmon

     Salmon is "buried" in a dry marinade of salt, sugar, and dill, and cured for a few days rather than being in the sand above the high      tide line! Take your rye bread, stack with gravlax, and top with mustard sauce.

Artsoppa - Yellow Pea Soup

     Artsoppa was made from fast growing peas that accommodated the short growing season, and like most pea soups is cooked            with hambone for flavor.

Pannkakor - Pancakes

     These are thin, crepe-like pancakes rather than the leavened ones we make today

Pepparkaka - Ginger cookies

     Crisp, thin, and dating back centuries, it's recorded as being imported to Sweden in the 1500's


Third Remove: Norway

Farika - Mutton and cabbage stew

     A minimalistic meal consisting of mutton on the bone, cabbage, black pepper and water. This is the unprecedented national dish        in Norway.

Kjottkaker - Meatcakes

     Very similar in taste, texture and composition to Swedish meatballs, these actually came into popularity in the 18th century, since      a grinder was required to make meatballs, and this was a very expensive piece of equipment!

Bronnkarse sallad - Watercress salad

     Greens have been popular throughout history, and evidence of watercress has been found at archeological sites. This salad will        be a mixture of fresh herbs and lettuce, with a vinaigrette. 

Krumkake - Horn cookie

     A traditional Christmas cookie, these thin crisp, cookies are rolled and filled with whipped cream. Made with irons, these cookies were brought to America by Norwegian immigrants in the mid 19th century.


Ingredient list:


Bread:
All purpose flour
Salt
Sugar
Canola oil
Water
Yeast


Honey butter:

Honey

Butter

Leipajuustua Cheese

Whole milk
Sugar
Salt
Cornstarch
Rennet (plant based)


Pickles- store bought, pickling cukes aren't in season yet


Rye Bread:

Sourdough starter- rye flour, water, honey, yogurt

Rye flour

Whole wheat flour

Flaxseed

Wheat berries

Salt

Honey


Creamed Kale

Kale

Butter

Heavy whipping cream

All-purpose flour

Sugar
Salt
Pepper


Roast pork

Pork

Bay leaves

Brown mustard seed

Rosemary

Thyme

Garlic

Sage


Cream Jello

Gelatine

Milk

Vanilla bean

Heavy whipping cream

Sugar

Almonds (as garnish)


Pickled Pears

Pears (rinsed in water with sulfite-free lemon)

Sugar

White wine vinegar

Apple cider vinegar

Cinnamon

Ginger

Cloves


Gravlax

Salmon

Dill

Lime zest

Sugar

Salt


Mustard sauce

Dijon mustard

Olive oil

White wine vinegar

Dill

Salt

Honey


Pea soup

Yellow dried peas

Onion

Carrot

Ham

Cloves

Thyme

Ginger

Salt

Pepper


Pancakes

Eggs

All-purpose flour

Milk

Salt

Sugar

Vanilla


Gingersnaps

Butter

Sugar

Honey

Ginger

Cinnamon

Cloves

Cardamom

Baking Soda

All-purpose flour


Mutton and cabbage stew

Mutton 

Green cabbage

Peppercorns

Salt


Meatcakes

Ground beef

Ground pork

Bread crumbs

Egg

Milk

Ginger

Nutmeg

Clove

Onion


Salad

Watercress

Mint

Parsley

Lettuce

Lime juice

Honey

Olive oil


Krumkake

Eggs

Sugar

Butter

Cream

Vanilla

Flour

Cornstarch

Filling:

Whipped Cream

Honey

Cornstarch