11. LE CALANDRE
Rubano, Italy
12. ALAIN DUCASSE- LOUIS XV
Monte Carlo, Monaco
13. GERANIUM
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
14. L’ARNSBOURG
Baerenthal, France
15. MICHEL BRAS
Laguiole, France
16. EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA
Girona, Spain
17. ETXEBARRI
Axpe-Marzana, Spain
18. FÄVIKEN
Järpen, Sweden
19. 41 DEGREES/TICKETS
Barcelona, Spain
20. LA VIE
Osnabrück, Germany

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Fäviken
Järpen, Sweden

FAVIKEN 216
46 647 40037
WWW.FAVIKEN.COM

Every important art or craft contains a work that so embodies the philosophy behind it that it becomes the example everyone points to. When it comes to the combination of hard-core naturalism and science that defines the cooking of this era, Magnus Nilsson’s restaurant will be remembered as the definitive example. Set in the midst of the woods in central Sweden (the closest town is 30 minutes away by car), Fäviken does its best to recreate an era when survival meant living off the land. The setting is stark and remote, and Nilsson’s cuisine – like a magnificent langoustine plated with nothing but a dollop of burnt cream – is appropriately minimalist. The dining room seats only 17 people, and the arduous journey adds to the experience: When you finally arrive, you feel you have journeyed into the past.