A Scandinavian-Style Christmas

A Scandinavian-Style Christmas: Our unique, Scandinavian-inspired holiday menu is centered around succulent venison tenderloin and includes homemade gravlax, mashed rutabaga, braised red cabbage and a delicious apple dessert.

Main Dish: Venison Tenderloin with Aquavit Sauce

Inspired by the unique style and aromatic flavors of Scandinavian cuisine, this unique holiday menu features venison tenderloins, lightly seasoned with juniper and fennel and served with a sauce made from caramelized goat cheese from Norway and a splash of aquavit.

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Gravlax with Creamy Mustard-Dill Sauce Gravlax with Creamy Mustard-Dill Sauce

Gravlax with Creamy Mustard-Dill Sauce

Gravlax is salt and sugar cured salmon, a delicious dish that requires little hands-on work but takes three full days to complete. Paired with the mustard-dill sauce, it's a satisfying yet light first course.

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Creamy Smashed Rutabagas Creamy Smashed Rutabagas

Creamy Smashed Rutabagas

This recipe enhances the rutabaga's mild, slightly sweet natural flavors with butter, cream, a dash of vanilla and some nutmeg. It complements the venison perfectly.

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Braised Red Cabbage Braised Red Cabbage

Braised Red Cabbage

This dish is a great side for a wide variety of roasted meats and poultry. It's equally delicious served hot or at room temperature.

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Dilled Cucumber Salad Dilled Cucumber Salad

Dilled Cucumber Salad

This sweet and sour cucumber salad is quick to prepare and is a refreshing, light contrast to our full-flavored entree and sides.

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Veiled Maiden (Apple-Cream Parfait) Veiled Maiden (Apple-Cream Parfait)

Veiled Maiden (Apple-Cream Parfait)

This traditional Norwegian dessert is a delicious combination of cinnamon-spiced applesauce, buttery, toasted breadcrumbs and walnuts and vanilla-scented whipped cream.

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