Fri, Apr 7, 2023 – Pea Soup & Pancakes


  • 5:00 pm

  • At Viking Hall

  • Catered dinner

  • ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

  • Extra parking next door at the German-American Hall, 230 Plymouth St.

Quintessential Nordic Tradition 

Pea Soup: ärtsoppa (Swedish), ertesuppe (Norwegian), gule ærter (Danish), hernekeitto (Finnish)

Our menu will be a delicious vegetarian split pea soup, served with sides of ham, green salad, rolls and butter.  Dessert will be thin pancakes with berries and whipped cream, served with coffee.  The dinner will be catered by Erika Tauriello, the professional caterer who provided our wonderful Jul Dinner in November.

Tickets are limited and will not be available at the door.  Information regarding ordering tickets will be coming soon.

Pea Soup History

Eating pea soup and pancakes on Thursdays is said to have originated as preparation for the Catholic fast day on Friday.  In Finland the soup is made of green peas, in Sweden yellow peas.  Starting in the 18th century, punsch, an arrack-based sweet yellow liqueur was the pea soup drink of choice.

Folklore has it that the deposed and imprisoned Swedish King Eric XIV was killed by a bowl of poisoned pea soup in 1577.  A 20th century investigation confirmed that arsenic was found in the king’s remains.  How it got there, no one knows for sure.

Join us for this ancient, simple, traditional dish.

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