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Crayfish Party

Kräftskiva — Crayfish Party 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

KräftskivaCrayfish Party

Doors 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m. 

Experience a not-to-be-missed Swedish style Crayfish Feast!

Tradition has it that crayfish are to be eaten outdoors under colored paper lanterns, with bibs and comic paper hats. The little creatures are served with good bread, strong cheese, salads, Swedish paj (similar to quiche) and, of course, aquavit, beer, live music and drinking songs. ASI’s popular, annual Kräftskiva, or Crayfish Party, follows tradition and is outside in the evening Courtyard with crayfish cooked as the Swedes like them – served cold from a brine with plenty of crown dill.

Crayfish have been eaten in Sweden since the 16th century, mostly by the aristocracy. Once threatened by overfishing, the season was mostly limited to August. As crayfish rebounded and the once exclusive delicacy became popular with middle classes, the Kräftskiva was born as a national festivity for all, marking the end of summer.

Grab a bib and Skål!  

Tickets - get yours now while they're still available!

  • Includes one shot of aquavit
  • Cash bar and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase

Register by August 11, 2017

$55 ASI members and $65 nonmembers (21+ Event)


(612) 871-4907

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