Congrats to team Fäviken and their amazing eatery to become the first in Sweden outside the capital to claim two Michelin stars. Well deserved for sure. The restaurant has been in international top class for a few years now and in my opinion, a one-of-a-kind most amazing gastronomic experience you ever can imagine.
You often read about Magnus Nilsson and Fäviken as “A Swedish chef running a restaurant in the middle of nowhere”, like in this article from The Local. Fäviken is NOT in the middle of nowhere. This is definitely NOT TRUE. Fäviken is in the middle of an amazing gastronomic region or province called Jämtland. This is where I live. This is what I love. This is #whereicomefrom.
My hometown Östersund – is designated by UNESCO as a Creative City of Gastronomy so not just Fäviken is worth a visit. Yours truly put in the proposal to apply to the network in 2007. Our food, people and culture is the magical driver for a sustainable future up here for sure. In September 2016 we’ll host 117 creative cities for the UCCN2016 – really looking forward to that.
If you’re interested to learn more about this amazing region….welcome to read the magazines GASTRONOMY No1 and GASTRONOMY No2. Together with some fabulous locals, the regional tourist office, my company Food In Action, helped produce this gastro platform.
Wan’t to hear more from Magnus and learn about Fäviken? Listen to Kulturpodden – broadcasted by an author friend and me last year. Rural rules.