Edinburgh Ikea celebrates crayfish season – Fishupdate.com

Edinburgh Ikea celebrates crayfish season Published:  31 July, 2006

VISITORS to IKEA’s Edinburgh store in August will be able to sample the delights of crayfish in a variety of recipes and styles as well as sampling locally-produced beer.

Crayfish will come under the spotlight at the Straiton store with shoppers invited to taste Swedish-style party food, prepared by IKEA’s food services team. Locally-produced food and drink, including a range of premium beeers brewed by Loanhead-based Stewart Brewing on the store’s doorstep, will also be showcased at the home furnishings store over the weekends of 4-5 and 12-13 August.

The store is also planning to throw a crayfish party for its workforce. IKEA’s Edinburgh food services manager, Rachel McLean, said: “Crayfish is a hugely popular Swedish food, especially during the main fishing season which falls in August.

“Swedes celebrate the arrival of the crayfish with parties and they decorate their tables. It’s a hugely versatile seafood and can be used in many ways. We decided to put crayfish in the limelight and share its delights with customers and co-workers alike.”

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