Sara Dahl? of SACC-USA, Max Litton of Saab North America, Inc., and Amanda Uhlman of SACC-USA
WHAT CAN BE more Swedish than celebrating the end of summer and beginning of fall with a traditional crayfish party or, as the Swedes say, kr?tskiva? And that is what the Washington chapter of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (www.sacc-dc.org) did on Wednesday evening, September 15, 2010, at the House of Sweden, beautifully located on the Potomac River in Georgetown. The cooked crayfish were dark red in color and delicious. They disappeared quickly accompanied by drinks, such as vodka or aquavit, called “snaps,” wine and beer. Guests, dressed in the colorful party hats and bibs, sang traditional songs or “snaps-visor.”
AS SWEDISH Ambassador Jonas Hafstr?m mentioned in his speech, the famed Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson has said that “there is nothing more Swedish than the crayfish tradition.”
THIS VERY successful event was sponsored by Volvo Group North America, Inc., Karlsson’s Gold Vodka and IKEA.
Thomas Unander-Scharin, Carina Olsson, Elizabeth Avery and Craig Crutchfield
Anna Winberg of SACC Washington DC, Bradley Olsson, chairman of SACC Washington DC, and Maja Persson of SACC Washington DC
Ambassador Jonas Hafstr?m gives a speech about the Swedish crayfish tradition
Carina Olsson, M?ten Leijon and Dawn Leijon
Jonathan Miller, Vice-President of Government Relations for Volvo Group North America, Inc., spoke to the gathering.
Hanna Johansson, Meredith Eisenhart and Birgitta Arnesdotter