Tuesday, January 25, 2005

January 2005


Annual Icelandic Winter Celebration

The Þorrablót will be held on February 12th at the Cheshire Clubhouse, 15 Winthrop New Road in Prestbury. This year´s Blót will be different, placed in a smaller venue which hopefully will make it more intimate and more fun. All members will bring a designated food item and we’ll have our Icelandic dance music played from CDs.

The Blót will begin promptly at 6 pm with gravlax and cocktail. Dinner follows at seven, sing-a-long, open podium, home made desserts and our famous raffle where you could win two airline tickets to Iceland! Other prizes include tickets and parking stickers for a Wolf’s game, Icelandic and other CD’s, smoked lamb, T-shirts, tickets to next year’s Þorrablót and many more surprises. And then, just like Cinderella, we get to dance until midnight…

Price of ticket purchased in advance for members is $25 – non-members $30. Ticket price at the entrance for everyone is $35. Please note that although you plan on purchasing your ticket at the door you must reserve your ticket and commit to bringing a food item. Included in the ticket price is a cocktail, Þorrafood, soft drinks, coffee, Brennivín and any other food provided by members of the Association. Please bring your own beverages other than mentioned above.

Advance purchase/reservation of ticket must be made before February 8th. Please make checks payable to the Icelandic Association and mail to John Hofteig, Dr. John Hofteig, 1942 Lehigh Centre - Unit C Glenview, IL 60025. Please contact Lena Hallgrímsdóttir 773-489-4621 (lhallgrimsdottir@languageline.com) to sign up for a food item to bring. For further information visit our web page www.simnet.is/chicago

On the menu you will find: smoked lamb, ham, herring, gravlax, sweet peas, mashed rutabagas, mashed potatoes, potato salad, boiled potatoes, red cabbage, béchamel sauce, fresh salad, flat-bread, rye-bread, toast points, butter, dried fish, shark, ram's testicle, sheep head pate, pancakes, rice pudding and more.

Directions: From I-88 west take the Sugar Grove exit (Rte 56 to Rtes 30-47). Once you take that exit you'll turn right on Golfview (Bliss Creek Golf Course). Don't miss this turn - it's soon after you go under the Hankes Road bridge. Golfview dead ends at Hankes. Right on Hankes Road and left on Winthrop New Road. It's just a block away with the clubhouse on the left and tennis courts on the right.