“Takk for Maten”

Vennebu Hill is home to a wonderful event center and fully-licensed restaurant. We are working to offer regular public dinner events. Below find a list and schedule of events that are open to the public. Please email vennebuhill@gmail.com with any additional questions!

“Some of the etiquette when attending a dinner in a Norwegian home is pretty common. Take your shoes off — we don’t want mud and slush on our floors. Bring a small gift for the host. Show up on time — not late, and certainly not early (since the host may then ask you to pitch in). When everybody is finished eating, everybody says a phrase you have probably never heard. “Takk for maten” just means “Thanks for the food,” and is a way to show gratitude to the cook for the effort she or he took to make the meal. Children in particular are expected to say this. Norwegians who say this abroad often get surprised reactions by the hosts, who assume they thought the food was really, really good.”  – Kenneth Haug

If you are curious about how we came up with this tab name check out this TravelStoke post. It is the perfect description and offer much info on Takk for Maten’s Norwegian origin. Click here.


September 12, 2018 – SUCCESS!

Pop-Up: Buck & Honey’s Restaurant – Sun Prairie, WI

Event: Comedy show showcasing four comedians from Madison and meal provided by Buck & Honey’s

For Facebook event info, click here!

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Katie @ 608.408.9491 or email vennebuhill@gmail.com


November 7, 2018

Pop-Up: Ishnala Supper Club – Lake Delton, WI

Event: Local Wollersheim Winery wine & food by Ishnala Supper Club pairing dinner with live jazz by John Christensen & Anthony Deutsch.

For Facebook event info, click here!

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Contact: Katie @ 608.408.9491 – email vennebuhill@gmail.com OR Bryant @ 779.207.5977 – email dellscatering@gmail.com