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Rembrandt Hotel proudly presents: For the first time in Thailand “Semla” the killer of a Swedish King

February 14, 2014 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

Rembrandt HotelBe seduced by Semla, the delicious Swedish pastry, a wheat bun lightly cardamom-spiced and partially filled with smooth almond paste.

The bun is crowned with fresh fluffy whipped cream and almost floating on top of the creation is the cut-off bun lid, sprinkled seductively with fine powdery icing sugar. Try it at Flavours restaurant or The Lobby bar at Rembrandt Hotel. Coffee or tea and a semla for only 199 THB net, daily from1st to 16th March. Be sure to make a reservation so you don’t miss out, to semlaamkt@rembrandtbkk.com. 

The killer sweet

It’s dinner time at the royal castle in Sweden, February 12th, 1771. King Adolf Frederick of Sweden had just indulged in a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, smoked herring, boiled meat, sauerkraut and turnip. For dessert he had no less than 14 servings of semla. A few hours later he died of a stroke. Semla was the King’s favorite dessert so he died happy, or so the story goes. 

It’s Fettisdagen!

Fettisdagen, which literally means Fat Tuesday, is the last Tuesday before the Easter fasting. Historically in Sweden, the Swedes would indulge in as much rich food as possible on this day as fasting could last as long as 40 days and nights. The semla was originally eaten as a dessert at the last festive meal before the Easter fasting.

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