I’ve been told the Ulriksdal Wardhus Julboard is on a list of things you should do before you die.
I understand why now. It could just be the only time in my life I get to see a real pig’s head decorated with icing. Or eat this…pickled herring.
At least I’m pretty sure that’s what this was. The platters ran the length of a banquet table.
There were so many courses. The first course was various meats and pickled vegetables, platters of salmon and steamed vegetables and salads.
In another room there were pans of hot meats, beans, potatoes and sauces.
The last table held desserts and assorted cheeses, including cookies, mousse, candies and fruit (both fresh and dried).
The food was delicious, and at times unique. I’ll say that. I didn’t need to eat for the rest of the day, it was so filling. I would say if you eat one Julbord in your lifetime, the Ulriksdal Wardhus is the one to have. Everything was made from scratch…homemade…you could taste the spirit of the season. This is what a Swedish Christmas is all about: a memorable feast, celebration, gathering. It’s one day out of the year but the joy of the Julbord experience, like Christmas, lasts much longer. God Jul! And Merry Christmas!