Endings and new beginnings.
Chef Magnus Nilsson moved abroad to France after cooking school, working with such greats as Pascal Barbot at L’Astrance and was inspired by France’s expansive culinary culture. Years later after returning home to Sweden, Magnus turned to wine and decided to pursue a career as a sommelier, eventually assembling a wine cellar for the owner of the Fäviken estate in Järpen Sweden.
Drawn back to food, he eventually became the head chef at Fäviken, and since has made it a point to work within the confines of the seasons of Northern Sweden, whether it be fishing and hunting nearby or harvesting and preserving produce. Naturally, this creates a unique and ever-changing menu indicative of the Scandinavian terroir.
In 2015, Nilsson was one of six chefs featured on the first season of Netflix’s original documentary program, Chef’s Table. In 2019, Nilsson announced that he plans to close Fäviken and focus on other things.