A crayfish party is a traditional summertime eating and drinking celebration in the Nordic countries, especially in Sweden. All you need is some friends, a heap of freshly boiled crayfish and a selection of silly hats and songs -or a invite to a party!
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. Come mid August and crayfish will be back on the menu. The Scandinavian summer nights are still balmy, but Autumn is soon approaching. No other excuse is needed to through a party!
The crayfish are steamed and traditionally served with bread, rye crackers, spiced cheese, boiled shrimps, mayo and dill.
We’ll be celebrating this year’s Crayfish season with a party in London at the Swedish restaurant Lisa’s Portobello, in Notting Hill. It’ll be delicious food, music and summer cocktails to celebrate the crayfish season. With a wide range of food from Ocados Swedish Shop the night will be celebrated Swedish style. And it’s a Midsummer themed party so bring your flower garlands! The event takes place on Thursday 28th August, from 7pm to midnight.
You can come too – get you ticket here Tickets include a large seafood buffét, two drink tokens, crayfish hats, bibs, songbooks, lots of surprises and a chance to attend a very traditional Swedish party in the heart of London.