You keep asking…

Our holiday started based around one restaurant booking, Faviken.

Faviken

Why did we want to go? It was about passion, and the desire of the chef to promote and maintain the culture and heritage of Nordic cuisine.  We had watched Chefs Table… and since then had wanted to visit and experience it for ourselves.  

Faviken

Booking for us was smooth, the computer was on, and the moment it ticked over 8:30am we booked the restaurant reservation and then accomodation. I recognise not everyone has this experience, so obviously it was meant to be.  Once booked (and paid), the rest of our holiday was planned around the booking.  Simple eh?

Faviken

It was a long way to get to Faviken, overnight train from Stockholm to Åre and a taxi there.  We learnt it is the largest hunting lodge in Sweden.  The small section of the grounds we saw were picturesque.

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Accomodation was very comfy. You could take a sauna if you wanted…. we elected to go for a walk and explore what we could.

Faviken

We walked to the garden… this hut was heated and had a bucket full of drinks on ice!  Perfect in winter… thankfully it was not raining.

Faviken

While inside and perusing the gardening books, a chef/gardener came along and we were given freshly made raspberry gelato and lettuce leaves with cream. So, so good – and what a place to enjoy the tastes.

Faviken

Faviken

We were taken on a tour of the garden.

Faviken

Faviken

Some things are easier to grow than others…

Faviken

They grow the vegetables (treat them, pickle or otherwise) and store them in the root cellar. They have a large garden – not just the small one guests see

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

We met some Australian’s (surprisingly enough).  We had a great time talking to them about food and restaurants we had been to and going to on holiday.

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

The meal itself was amazing – and I’m not just saying that…!  What follows are pictures of the food we enjoyed that evening….

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Oyster was so tasty….

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

The taste of these eggs…

Faviken

The spinach was Kym’s highlight!

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

The homemade alcoholic drinks were delightful…

Faviken

Faviken

Love a seasonal berry!

Faviken

We went to bed – very satisfied and full!  Here is a copy of what we ate that night – the first few courses are presented at speed, so I’m pleased to have this list:

Faviken, Sweden

Thankfully, the next morning we also was able to enjoy breakfast.  

The milk/butter was provided by a local farmer who is in her 80’s – it’s what she has done for all her life.  It was truely devine. Can you see yourself doing what you are doing now for the rest of your life? It’s hard to imagine….

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Faviken

Ah… great experience. Worth it – yes!

Faviken

Sorry to all those people who have asked about the experience and our explainations have been a little average – hopefully this post goes some way in sharing with you our experience.

One comment

  1. Helen & Tony Goerecke · September 25, 2017

    Wow, wow, wow – the only way to describe such an experience and indulgence

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