We’ve reported on the wonders of Fäviken restaurant in the past, and now Fäviken’s Swedish chef has become the first in Sweden (outside Stockholm) to claim two Michelin stars. On Feb. 24 it was announced that Chef Magnus Nilsson earned double stars for Fäviken, what’s known as the world’s most remote restaurant — in the north, in central Sweden near the ski resorts in Jämtland, more than 600 kilometers north of Stockholm. Tables at Fäviken are usually booked more than a month or more in advance, though the list probably just got a lot longer. Nilsson trained in Paris as a sommelier and became a chef when he moved home to open a restaurant in his native north. His farm-to-table cuisine focuses on Swedish dishes, which must be paid for in advance — often 2,200 kronor ($260) per head. Plus drinks.
This Swedish chef, photographer and storyteller is coming to the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis for a week this summer to install his large-scale works on paper in preparation for a museum show. The show, “Nordic: a Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People” will first be on exhibit at Seattle's Nordic Heritage Museum March 18 to May 8, and then move to the ASI June 2 to August 16, 2016.
For more info, see Fäviken Magasinet, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Magnus Nilsson Nordic photography at ASI