World’s Largest Gourmet Restaurant – in Sweden

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World’s Largest Gourmet Restaurant – in Sweden

Sweden invites you for free during its “The Edible Country” campaign 2019. To highlight healthy and natural food available in nature, Sweden, together with four Swedish Michelin-starred chefs, is launching The Edible Country – a 100-million-acre-DIY gourmet restaurant. Visit the world’s largest gourmet restaurant – in Sweden

Seven wooden tables are placed in seven locations around Sweden with menus created by the four Swedish Michelin chefs. However, you must prepare the meals yourself on the spot, but Sweden would like to invite you to do so for free. The world’s largest gourmet restaurant, will feature a menu created from ingredients found in the Swedish outdoors and is now open for reservations.

World’s Largest Gourmet Restaurant – in Sweden
The edible country: A set table in Småland

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World’s Largest Gourmet Restaurant – in Sweden
Sweden has more than 96% of its surface completely uninhabited and easily accessible to everyone. In this new initiative, Sweden is showing the world how easy and accessible healthy food can be. The Edible Country consists of a nine-course menu that visitors can prepare and cook themselves – in the wild.

For Swedes enjoying nature by taking a long walk is almost a religion. Sweden’s new “The Edible Country” campaign, an international effort that aims to show the world “how easy and accessible healthy food can be” by encouraging visitors to prepare and cook a nine-course meal outdoors.

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World’s Largest Gourmet Restaurant – in Sweden
The edible country: Edibles in nature

Michelin-starred nine course menu
The menu is co-created by Swedish Michelin-starred chefs Titti Qvarnström, Niklas Ekstedt, Jacob Holmström and Anton Bjuhr. At the right season the forests of the country are filled with berries, wild fruits, herbs, plants and mushrooms while the rivers and lakes boil with life. A 100-million acre pantry at your feet with all you can eat! So outside of the salt, butter, and honey diners will need to bring with them, the meal is totally free. You just have to find it all and cook it, with fire and stuff.

World’s Largest Gourmet Restaurant – in Sweden
Seven wooden tables are placed in seven locations around Sweden

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At the seven wooden tables you will find the menu. If they are fully booked, it is still possible to visit The Edible Country and prepare the dishes at any other preferred location in Swedish nature. Among the dishes is forest broth with poached perch and broiled herb butter, and freshly smoked char with chanterelles and wood sorrel.

Feature image (on top) Photo: Haarkon

World’s Largest Gourmet Restaurant – in Sweden, written by Tor Kjolberg

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