The UK’s first ever Scandinavian Midsummer Food Festival is taking place on June 20th-21st
at Harptree Court, Somerset.
Ever since Danish restaurant Noma landed the top spot on the World’s 50 Best
Restaurants in 2010, the interest in Scandinavian cuisine has been all-encompassing.
Now helping to celebrate what has become a global phenomenon is Scandinavian
Midsummer Feast, a magical new food festival that will be held at beautiful Harptree
Court in Somerset over the weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June.
Featuring celebrity chefs and top food writers, starlit outdoor feasting, bonfires and live
music, Scandinavian Midsummer Feast is the ultimate celebration of food and drink
from Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Headlined by Trine Hahnemann (dubbed the ‘Danish Delia’), Swedish Michelin-starred
fire pit chef Niklas Ekstedt (Saturday Kitchen, Scandimania), Valentine Warner
(Valentine Warner Eats Scandinavia, What to Eat Now) and wine expert Joe Wadsack
(co-host of BBC Two’s Food & Drink), this glorious event brings the unique flavours of
From the welcome cocktail reception at 11.30am on Saturday morning through to the
final demonstration at 4pm on Sunday, this is a food festival like no other.
On the Saturday evening, there will be an unforgettable midsummer feast designed by
Trine Hahnemann and featuring whole roasted lamb amongst many other delicacies.
Afterwards, guests can drink and dance their way through the night to a live band, lit by
The weekend also offers a huge range of other experiences to enjoy: new Nordic
cuisine tutorials; cooking over fire; floral demonstrations; Scandinavian baking; summer
smorgasbords and foraging. There will also be a gravlaks masterclass hosted by
Ole-Martin Hansen, of celebrated artisan salmon smokers Hansen & Lydersen and
Scandinavian Midsummer Feast is the creation of TV producer and passionate foodie
Chloë Avery. Chloë spent 2013 travelling across Scandinavia for a TV series and
completely fell in love with the local food, culture, people and way of life. Whilst in
Denmark she filmed a midsummer party on the coast and wanted to bring this unique
style of celebration to the UK, with a weekend of eating, drinking and partying.
Ticket price for the adults-only festival is £200 per person and covers all the demos and
feasts, excluding drinks bought from the bar. Guests will camp in the grounds of
Harptree Court in their own tents. Shower and toilet blocks will be provided on site.
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