If you follow my blog you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of nordic cuisine and when Skandium announces their Supper Club’s I’m pretty quick at booking my seat. The latest Supper Club was hosted at the Fritz Hansen showroom in London by Danish Chef Trine Hahnemann. Scandinavian Comfort Food , Embracing the art of hygge, is the latest book by Trine, with this being the focus of the meal. Trine and her team cooked an incredible Scandinavian feast, what an honour right?! Here’s the book…
The Fritz Hansen showroom in central London is a pretty cool place. Dining tables were set up with both Fritz Hansen and Skandium products. Which is also a great excuse to ‘test drive’ designer furniture and accessories.
We were all first welcomed with drinks and Canapés, Cured pork and fermented cabbage, smoked cheese and smoked mackerel.
A fun part of a Supper Club at a design shop is discovering which designer chair you’ll be sitting on. Well I find SO much fun anyway! I was lucky enough to sit on the classic Series 7 chair designed by my hero Arne Jacobsen.
The tables were dressed with Iitala plates, glasses and cutlery. Floral centre pieces were beautifully displayed in vases such as the Atelerie Ikebana vase by Fritz Hansen and other amazing glass vases available from Skandium.
As we were embracing the art of hygge ,the food was served on large platters and everyone on the table helped each other serve, which kind of helped break the ice too. If you’re confused why this would represent the word ‘hygge’, you must understand that it’s not only sitting under a blanket and lighting candles. Hygge is a feeling, a word used daily in Scandinavia, there’s a huge list of meanings but in this instance it would mean having a lovely meal in a lovely environment, having a laugh, good food, good drink and good company. Of course there’s candles too. The atmosphere and evening was very hyggelig indeed.
The starter ; Juniper cured salmon with horseradish cream and Kale and jerusalem-artichoke salad
The main dish of roasted pork with apples, onion and thyme with baked celeriac, brussel sprout salad and black barley. I’d had a few drinks by the so the presentation isn’t the best seen as I was dishing it myself. Who cares! The food was amazing.
Then there was a cheese course with quince compote (yep amazing) followed by my new fav pudding, buttermilk panna cotta with gooseberry compote and chewy walnut macarons.
I seriously recommend booking a seat at the next Skandium supper club. They are usually announce them via a newsletter or social media and they do sell out FAST! So sign up to everything and get in quick.
If you’re inspired in making some Scandinavian comfort food you should get Trine Hahnemann’s book!
Photography © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house