Lucia Program

Day 1 (Curing)

Arrival Friday 2021-12-10 afternoon at Mora central station  where you will be collected by minibus and brought to the accomodation in Orsa. Evening meal is served at 18:00 after which we will introduce the program for the 4 days.

Kitchen session 1: During this first kitchen session our chef will show you how to cure some artic charr fish and baltic herring with a variety of flavours.

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Day 2 (Charr fishing & Outdoor winter cooking)

  • Saturday 2021-12-11: Early start with breakfast at 7:00: For this day we will be experiencing the wild nordic woods and lakes. After breakfast we will be taking a short trip to the wild forest area outside of Orsa. Our guide will be leading us to a lake where the Artic Charr thrive.
    Kitchen session 2: The cooking class on this day will be in the wild over an open fire. We will be showing you some Swedish outdoor food like the kolbulle (Panncake), pinbröd (bread on a stick) and cooked Swedish coffee. Our guide will also show us the best techniques to fish for the artic charr. The conditions require very good clothing and we offer possibility to rent winter thermals as an option.
  • A warm shower will be welcome after this days activities.
  • The evening meal will be a traditional Julbord (Christmas dinner)

Day 3 (Mulled Wine & baking)

Sunday 2021-12-12

  • Breakfast at 8:00 after which we will take a trip to a local Christmas market which is a special experience not to be missed.
  • Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant near the market.
  • We will arrive back at the accomodation after lunch

Kitchen session 3: During this kitchen session we will be making Christmas Mulled wine (Glögg), ginger bread (Pepparkaka) and saffron buns (Lussebullar). The smells and atmosphere from Lucia and advent will all be there. Our chef will also guide you through making a traditional Swedish winter dinner with raw products from the Dalarna region.

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Day 4 Lucia day

Monday 2021-12-13

  • Breakfast will be eaten early; 6:45
  • 7:45: Visit the local church in Orsa to listen to the Lucia concert given by the children and teachers from the school in Orsa
  • The rest of the morning will be at the accomodation where we will prepare lunch together. The herring and artic charr from Thursday will be tested together with some other classic winter dishes
  • In the evening we will go to a local Lucia concert. Evening food will be eaten near the concert venue.

Day 5 (Final day)

Tuesday: 2021-12-14

  • Brunch: We make what in Sweden we call a `brunch´ breakfast/lunch together. Egg, bacon, pancake and prinskorv (Swedish sausage) to name a few.
  • All guests will receive an apron and recipe folder as a memory from the trip.
  • We finish after our brunch. Thoughs requiring transport to the train will be brought to the station in Mora.
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