Fäviken Magasinet, Järpen, 6/22/16

 

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Structure. 3 level dining is on left, Tepee in front of it. right side of building is guest rooms

Fäviken is a 2 1/2 hour drive out of Trondheim, Norway, with Åre being the closest town and also where many of the staff live.  There really isn’t much out there but the restaurant and all the associated buildings on the property. I highly recommend trying to get one of the rooms on the property to stay in when you go. They are small and use a community bath but there is a sink in your room and it is nice to be able to hang out with your dinner companions, other diners and some of the staff after the meal is over.  

Frankie found Magnus' cookbook
Frankie found Magnus’ cookbook

There are 3 levels in the building where dinner is served and we had hoped for a 2 top on the middle level but got a place at the shared table for 8. That turned out to be great. Ours was the only table on the first floor and we were attended to by the head chef, Jasper Karlsson.  Additional positives about the first floor are that the bathroom is on that level and it is cooler on the lower floors. The second and third levels have other seating configurations but the size of our group allowed us to talk and comment and generally have a wonderful time.  They offer drink pairings which are generous pours however drinks before and after dinner are an additional charge, but once again they are generous.  Pacing is good but it did give you time between so you didn’t feel rushed.  Great explanations are given and questions are welcomed. It is a incredible experience if you get a chance to participate. Also if you stay you are given breakfast before you get on your way. The meal started with small bites, with your drink of choice from the bar, and all of the guests enjoy these on the first floor. When the hand food is over the other guests are moved to their respective floor.  Here was our dinner and some pictures of the interior.

2nd and 3rd floor guests have their snacks on 1st floor
2nd and 3rd floor guests have their snacks on 1st floor
1st floor dining table and bar with lounge chairs on the right
1st floor dining table and bar with lounge chairs on the right
Frankie liked the fur front on the bar
Frankie liked the fur front on the bar
2nd floor dining area
2nd floor dining area
2nd floor
2nd floor
hanging meats
hanging meats
stairs to third level
stairs to third level
3rd floor
3rd floor
3rd floor
3rd floor

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3rd floor
3rd floor
Frankie tried on the fur coat
Frankie tried on the fur coat
Frankie liked the flowers
Frankie liked the flowers
inside the TP
inside the Tepee
Frankie played with fire
Frankie played with fire
another building on the grounds
another building on the grounds
one of the servers
one of the servers
Frankie checked out the first floor dining table
Frankie checked out the first floor dining table
Feremented turnip - ok.  Meat infused from their house charcuterie - good.
Feremented turnip – ok. Meat infused from their house charcuterie – good.
Linseed and vinegar crisps
Linseed and vinegar crisps.  Nice.
mussel dip
mussel dip
a piece of the cri
a piece of the crisp

 

Wholegrain wheat cracker with carrot salad
Wholegrain wheat cracker with carrot salad.  Buttery and nice textures. Yum!

 

start
start with curd
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Broth of smoked and dried reindeer, decomposing leaves, very fresh curds and crowberries
broth container
broth container
Frankie looked at the finished product
Frankie looked at the finished product
bottom of the cup
bottom of the cup

 

Wild trout roe served in a crust of dried pig's blood
Wild trout roe served in a crust of dried pig’s blood.  Good.

 

Pig's head, dipped in sourdough and deep-fried, rhubarb, tarragon salt
Pig’s head, dipped in sourdough and deep-fried, rhubarb, tarragon salt

 

Bird's liver custard, gooseberries, malted cabbage and sheep sorrel
Bird’s liver custard, gooseberries, malted cabbage and sheep sorrel. Nice tastes of fried onion – Delicious!

 

Slices of cured pork
Slices of cured pork. From an old sow and aged one year.

 

bread
bread
butter
butter
Faviken beer
Faviken beer

 

presentation of the scallops
presentation of the scallops
Scallop "i skalet ur elden" cooked over burning juniper branches
Scallop “i skalet ur elden” cooked over burning juniper branches
Chef Jasper telling us about the food
Chef Jesper telling us about the food

 

King crab and almost burnt cream
King crab and almost burnt cream.  Eat cream with every bite. Outstanding!

 

pork roast presented
pork roast presented
wine
wine

 

Lamb tongue according to Cajsa Warg, brined dandelion
Lamb tongue according to Cajsa Warg, brined dandelion. Served with mead and caramelized for 6 hours.
another view
another view
Frankie thought we should lick our bowls
Frankie thought we should lick our bowls

 

Burdot stew and nettles
Burdot(fish) stew and nettles.  Sets your tongue on fire, very firm fish, reduced milk is nice!
wine
wine
Frankie was trying to keep up with the beverages
Frankie was trying to keep up with the beverages

 

Sourdough pancake, seaweed, beef butter
Sourdough pancake, seaweed, beef butter.  Grassy tastes and smooth.  Not sure-

 

Lupin curd gratin
Lupin curd gratin with fresh flowers and leaves

 

A small egg coated in ash, sauce made from dried trout and pickled marigold
A small egg coated in ash, sauce made from dried trout and pickled marigold

 

A steamed asparagus, very good cream and Finnish fish eggs
A steamed asparagus, very good cream and Finnish fish (sturgeon) eggs. Really good.

 

Frankie found all her favorites in the bathroom
Frankie found all her favorites in the bathroom

 

A slice of pork chop with fermented, roasted and very finely ground lupin
A slice of pork chop with fermented, roasted and very finely ground lupin

 

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Set broth, leaves and toasted oats

 

table candle
table candle

 

Colostrum with medowsweet
Colostrum with medowsweet

 

 

 

Potato dream
Potato dream
Raw jerusalem artichoke, dark roasted cereals
Raw jerusalem artichoke, dark roasted cereals (in between). Reminded me of peanut butter.
Silage ice cream
Silage ice cream

 

 

wine
wine
brown cheese pie
brown cheese pie
gompa
gompa
adding stuff
adding stuff
It's happy
It’s happy
inside
inside

 

Raspberry ice
Raspberry ice.  Tart
inside
inside

 

bone marrow pudding, frozen milk
bone marrow pudding, frozen milk.  Good

 

Pickled semi-dried root vegetables
Pickled semi-dried root vegetables

 

Meat and birch pie
Meat and birch pie.  With frozen reindeer.

 

A wooden box
A wooden box filled with tar pastilles, meadowsweet candy, dried rowanberries, smoked caramel, sunflower seed nougat, dried black currants

 

Aromatic seeds
Aromatic seeds
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Frankie liked the container of seeds

 

Frankie checks out the flavored drinks
Frankie checks out the flavored drinks.  Flavors were rose hips, sour cream, duck egg and black currant.

 

Snus fermented in a used bitters barrel
Snus fermented in a used bitters barrel

 

kitchen staff
kitchen staff

 

staff getting relaxed
staff getting relaxed

 

Chef Jasper and Frankie
Chef Jesper and Frankie
kitchen
kitchen

 

 

For the cigar lovers
For the cigar lovers

 

 

After dinner choices
After dinner choices
my choice!
my choice!
Frankie rested on the knit cap
Frankie rested on the knit cap
contentment after dinner
contentment after dinner
new friends
new friends

 

 

Breakfast was as shown.

table set up
table set up
hard boiled eggs
hard boiled eggs
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smoked moose heart and ham with hard cheese. round dishes are various spreads and bottle is juice
cookies served hot from the oven
cookies served hot from the oven

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