Aquavit celebrates Ingmar Bergman with Fanny and Alexander-inspired dinner and a special screening of the film
This month, Nordic-inspired restaurant Aquavit will host a supper inspired by the film Fanny and Alexander, to honour world-renowned Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, whose centenary is being celebrated throughout 2018. Coinciding with BFI Southbank’s Ingmar Bergman season, Aquavit will screen one of Bergman’s masterpiece, Fanny and Alexander, in an intimate restaurant setting, and will also bring his most iconic scenes and characters to life with a specially designed menu, created by Aquavit’s executive chef Henrik Ritzén. The menu will include the following dishes, selected to celebrate traditional Swedish food in honour of Bergman:
Snacks and bread, which will include wholemeal sourdough, Danish dark rye and knäckebröd, a Swedish flat bread with seeds, all served with smoked cod’s roe butter, carrot & caraway, celeriac & lovage and beetroot & horseradish salads
Vendace roe, served with smoked mash and chives
Toast Skagen on a sourdough crouton; a dish of Norwegian shrimps bound in a dill mayonnaise flavoured with horseradish and chives, topped with Vendace roe from Kalix, the north of Sweden
Monkfish, served in “Jansson’s Temptation” style comes with crushed Jerusalem artichokes, onion puree and a sauce comprised of sprats
Rib of veal, burnt onions and dill sauce, a riff on the classic version of “kalv I dill”
Yorkshire rhubarb, vanilla ice cream, almond
The supper will take place on Tuesday 30th January 2018 in Aquavit’s private dining room, the Stockholm Room, and will seat up to 30 guests. Guests will be able to enjoy the special menu (£85 for five courses), with the option to add half a bottle of wine (£15) or add a wine pairing (£45).
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The Ingmar Bergman supper club and screening takes place at Aquavit on 30th January 2018. Book your tickets here.