Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ikea - Crayfish Party!

This isn't a conventional restaurant review in the sense that I am reviewing a special event. However, much of the food found here could be found on a normal day, too!

I was invited to hit up Ikea one Friday evening for an all-you-can-eat event. Furniture-browsing and food? Yes, I was sold!

Ikea has great, cheap food on a daily basis. I have tried their desserts and bread. You can get a plate of Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes for a few bucks.

"The Ukrainian" and I headed there as early as possible, since traffic going east is definitely a challenge on Friday evenings. There, we met up with our friend Mrs. McWang (not her real name, of course), who found out about this thing, and walked up to the cafe area.

$9.99/per person later, we gained admission into this Crayfish Party!

Infinite crayfish, salad, and even lingonberry sauce!

Boiled potatoes, mac n'cheese, meatballs, and gravy. There were also a few desserts, not pictured, which was a blueberry tart, strawberry cake, and pre-packaged Danish cookies.

I wish I got to keep this lanyard, but alas, we had to return them.

The tables were decorated with a bib, hat, song book, and napkin!

We utilized a cart for our initial loading. One of those top plates was mine. I had some salad, deviled egg (sans shrimp), bread, bites of cheese, a little bit of mac n' cheese, and two boiled potatoes. Since I have never liked shelled seafood like crab/lobster, I did not envy the others at all. =) And I definitely had enough to occupy me, anyway. My stomach rebelled due to fullness and did not have more than a taste of dessert.

All in all, this was great! I expected more people to attend, but I guess people didn't hear about it or want to travel on a Friday evening.


  1. Ooo..crayfish and so much of it! Was this at every Ikea or just one?

  2. I am not sure if it was EVERY Ikea, but it was happening in other states, as far as I know.

  3. woah that sounds awesome! i heart ikea.

  4. Wow! Is this a regular thing? Friday nights at all Ikeas? If it is, I'm in at Costa Mesa this Friday!