Ikea Orlando to host a Cray Party! The Annual Crayfish Party that is…

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Swedish Crayfish Party
It’s almost time for another Swedish, all-you-can-eat feast. Put our annual Crayfish Party on your calendar.Two seatings available

Image from ikea.com

Image from ikea.com

● 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
● 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

IKEA FAMILY member price:
$9.99 adults / $2.49 children (12 and under)

Regular price:
$12.99 adults / $4.99 children (12 and under)


The origins of this tradition:
Crayfish have been eaten in Sweden since the 1500s. For a long while, only the aristocracy enjoyed these delicacies.

In the mid-1800s, people started eating crayfish as they are eaten today. The crayfish feast or crayfish supper in the month of August spread through the middle classes. In the 1900s, crayfish became a national delicacy and people in all sectors of society began celebrating the occasion.

Due to the risk of over-fishing, restrictions on river crayfishing were introduced back in the early 1900s. The season was limited to a couple of months from August. Crayfish thus became an exclusive and much sought-after delicacy in Sweden, everyone makes sure to have the best fly fishing pole when the fishing season arrives.

Source: https://sweden.se/collection/celebrating-the-swedish-way/article/the-crayfish-party/