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aquavit week

A Taste of "Aquavit Week" at ASI

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

It's a celebration of all things aquavit! Enjoy a shot of akvavit and meet representatives from favorite distilleries near and far. Sample sips of aquavit and traditional bites made to pair with this unique family of spirits, and participate in traditional Swedish drinking songs. 

Learn about the history of this “Water of Life” with a special talk by food historian Richard Tellström, who will also be leading Aquavit Trivia! ASI welcomes back the charismatic and entertaining Richard Tellström, writer, scholar and Stockholm University professor of Food History, who talks about food and meals as cultural or social acts.

Price includes a complimentary shot glass, a shot of aquavit, aquavit samples, appetizers and the Tellström talk and trivia.

Arcus North America is the national sponsor of Aquavit Week. They are the representatives of such fine brands as Linie, Aalborg and Gammel Dansk, whose mission is to reintroduce the history and culture of aquavit/akvavit to the U.S.

For some great background, check out this excellent Food & Wine magazine feature by Andrew Parks - 5 Distilleries That Are Upping Minnesota's Aquavit Game

21+ event.  

Participating Distilleries:


Richard Tellstrom, photo credit Thomas Szendro

Other Upcoming Events: Talking Food & Drink with Richard Tellström!
Richard Tellström – The Essence of Swedish Food Culture: An Overview from Viking Age to Today
Wednesday, November 13, 10 a.m.
Included in museum admission. 

Richard Tellström: Lutfisk, Herring and other Fish Traditions in Swedish food culture
Saturday, November 16, 2019 – 11 a.m.
$10 ASI members / $15 non-members


$50 ASI members / $55 non-members


Online sales have ended.  Tickets available at the door the night of the event. 

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