Unlike during the Christmas table carousel of the nineties, today's Christmas table is something completely different than before. Nowadays, food is more important than the party and as crucial as the taste is the condition and origin of the ingredients. This year there are also new vegetarian Christmas tables and cosy alternatives in the middle of the forest. Here you will meet some of Blekinge's best Christmas dinner makers.
In my world, the Christmas table is an essential part of charging for Christmas. But hardly the alcoholic corporate parties at the big hotel, but rather the cosy little Christmas table that lets you enjoy local delicacies in a family atmosphere. Only a Christmas table to remember. Follow my favourites in Blekinge and enjoy home-made food in style.
1. Pensionat Järnavik (Ronneby)
Eating Christmas dinner down at sea does not belong to the usual, although large parts of Blekinge have a fabulous coastal and archipelago landscape. Take the opportunity to book a Christmas dinner experience in Järnavik and enjoy the serenity of the sea late in the season. Here you start the evening with a cup of mulled wine in front of the fire and continue with local dining experiences under the auspices of Hamnkrogen. New for this year is that you can stay overnight at the guest house and combine the evening's Christmas dinner with a pleasant overnight stay, an early walk and a delicious breakfast.
Information: Christmas tables on November 27, 29 and 30 and December 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14.
Accommodation packages cost SEK 750 and include wing mugs on arrival, Christmas table, accommodation, sheets and breakfast. If you only want to book a Christmas dinner, it costs SEK 495 during Fridays and Saturdays and SEK 425 mid-week (Wednesday).
2. Christmas in the magazine - Mandeltårtan, Ronneby.
In the newly renovated 19th-century magazine, you can now enjoy classic flavours to the aroma of freshly baked bread (the almond cake bakery is located on the bottom floor of the magazine). Here Angelica and Mattias Ragnar offer a familiar Christmas atmosphere in the old grain magazine with tableware, Christmas tree and gothic table. For despite an absolutely fantastic menu, it is still for dessert, for the goth table and all the sweet that the almond cake impresses most. This year Christmas is arranged in the magazine three days a week: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 18:00. Expect homemade baking, delicious crispbread and a herring table well above all you have tasted so far alongside grilled salmon and the Ragnar family's magical horsemeat sauce. Don't miss a stroll in Brunnsparken before settling down in the magazine to enjoy the Christmas flavours.
Information: Start on Friday 29th November at 18:00 and then all Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Wednesday 18 December. Price 550 SEK / person. www.mandeltartan.se Book via [email protected] or via 0761-74 50 05.
3. Hoby Kulle Herrgård, Bräkne-Hoby.
After several years of silence, it is again time to invite you to a Christmas dinner in Hoby Kulle. Here you can enjoy genuine flavours in one of Blekinge's most giant mansion on the outskirts of Bräkne-Hoby.
Expect a lovely mix of classic dishes and new flavours at this year's Christmas table.
Information: Christmas parties are arranged between November 22 and December 22. Weekdays Monday - Friday at 18:00 and during the weekends (two sessions) at 13:00 and 18:00. Price 495 SEK / per person. Book via [email protected] or 0457-107 10. www.hobykulleherrgard.se
4. Wild Christmas table at Eriksberg Wild & Nature, Karlshamn.
The Eriksberg paradise is, without doubt, one of Blekinge's most exotic sights. Aside from unique encounters with wildlife (here are wandering deer, pigeon deer, red deer, wild boar and muffle sheep in the over 1000 hectare fence) you can enjoy local game meat from Eriksberg's own slaughterhouse. Don't forget the binoculars if you choose to visit Eriksberg during the daytime as the chance to see wildlife is extra-large along the way between the entrance and the courtyard. Book an overnight stay at the hotel and combine the Christmas dinner with luxurious accommodation at Säteriet.
Information: Christmas tables and Christmas buffets during the daytime as well as Christmas tables during the evening starting on Friday 22 November. Price from SEK 395 / per person (Christmas buffet) and SEK 595 (Christmas table).
www.eriksberg.se Book via [email protected] or phone 0454-56 43 30.
For those who appreciate small-scale simplicity, Mormor's Bakery in Nötabråne is pure heaven. Unlike classic Christmas tables with a focus on fatty, dense food, the Christmas table at Mormor's Bakery is preferably a fresh presentation of everything one can do with the green. Here you can enjoy meatballs made from soybean and homemade delicacies endlessly. All in a small cottage decorated like the 1930s in a perfect environment with people from all over the world. Of course, there are both gluten-free and vegan alternatives.
Information: The Christmas buffet is arranged on November 19, November 26, December 3 and December 10. Price 199 SEK / person and 50 SEK / children. If you want a drink menu, SEK 100 will be added per person. https://mormorsbakeri.se Book at [email protected] or 0762-477 160 (English).
With at least 12 different types of herring, pâté, salmon mousse, smoked sheep's violin, brown cabbage, red cabbage and lutefisk (sometimes served as a dip in the pot), the Christmas table on the cabin in Hörvik is as close to the Christmas table sky as you can get. Besides, tasty cheeses, fruits, biscuits and homemade bread are served. At the crowded dessert table, you can also enjoy Småland cheesecake, rice à la Malta with juice sauce, nuts, dates and figs.