TGICF - Thank God It's Cosy Friday!
Meatballs and herrings are the global faces of Swedish cuisine, yet we struggle to remember a time when Mexican-inspired tacos weren't the Friday night staple at our family homes in Sweden.
"It is a big part of our childhoods, we had tacos once or twice a month at least," says one of our members, who grew up in the 1980s. "And everyone still does it."
For the past three decades, supermarket-bought taco shell or tortilla kits have been a go-to Friday night dish in Sweden, which is one of the biggest consumers of Mexican food in Europe. And tacos have become the core symbol of a much-loved Nordic concept called fredagsmys, or 'cosy Friday'.
Instead of staying late at the office, or going out for drinks with colleagues, fredagsmys is about embracing a softer end to the working week, by heading home early to enjoy a feel-good, no-frills meal, followed by crisps or sweets on the sofa.
Families usually watch TV or a movie together, with blankets and candles brought in as essential accessories during the long, dark winter. "You just relax at the end of the week, and you eat nice food, hang out with your family and spend time together," explains our CEO Fredrik and promises there will be both candles, blankets, DJ and bar tenders to go along with delicious food.
The entrance fee includes:
A full-blown true Mexican experience courtesy of Tacos N Taps
Our famous Swedish chocolate cake dessert
Coffee & tea
Bartenders are standing by to take requests in our Free Flow bar with cocktails, beer, wine, cider, and various soda drinks.
Ice cold Estrella beer, tequila and all sorts of fine spirits, courtesy of of our new partner Brandwerk
DJ Marcus Aurelius happily takes requests and will be serving you music all night long
Dress Code: Casual
Complementary taxis are available at midnight to shuttle You down from YangMingshan to ShiLin MRT station.
Traffic on Fridays up the mountain to our venue can be quite daunting so make sure you start your journey on time.
Come enjoy a Cosy Friday with the Swedish Chamber!
/Fredrik, Agneta and Sarah