MINNEAPOLIS — Critically acclaimed Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson will launch his new book Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End (2020 Phaidon) on November 7, 2020 at 11 a.m., during a special online talk at the American Swedish Institute. ASI is a frequent Nilsson host and the first U.S. venue on this worldwide, virtual book tour. Nilsson, who recently closed his beloved restaurant at the height of its success, will share what it was like to run an establishment like Fäviken and the lessons he learned along the way––from virtual obscurity to the bright lights of the world stage. Lee Svitak Dean, esteemed food journalist and former Star Tribune Taste Editor, will moderate. An exclusive VIP Fika, a virtual breakfast talk hosted by Karl Benson of Cooks of Crocus Hill offering more highlights and additional access to Nilsson, will proceed the book launch at 9:30 a.m., on November 7.
Admission to the 11 a.m. online talk begins at $75 and includes the new Fäviken book (retailing at $59.95). With shipping, the event and book price is $81. An optional $250 package includes the talk and all of his books (for pick up only). The VIP FIKA (limited availability) comes with a signed copy of the book and access to both talks for $125. For details and to purchase tickets, please visit www.ASImn.org, or call 612-871-4907. ASI is located at 2600 Park Avenue, Mpls., Minnesota 55407.
At the end of 2019, when the world-renowned Nilsson decided to close his highly respected restaurant, he, among other things, bought an apple orchard. In the latest of his five books, Nilsson provides a fascinating first-hand account of the Fäviken evolution — a candid, insightful and thought-provoking an ode to the extraordinary restaurant.
Magnus Nilsson is one of the world’s most creative and celebrated chefs. He is the author of bestselling books, Fäviken (2012), The Nordic Cookbook (2015), Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes (2016), and The Nordic Baking Book (2018), all published with Phaidon. He closed his critically acclaimed restaurant Fäviken, in Järpen, Sweden in December 2019. He is featured in the Emmy Award-winning US PBS TV series, Mind of a Chef, and the Netflix documentary series, Chef’s Table. In 2020, Nilsson became academy director of MAD, where he will develop an educational institution that equips the restaurant world with the skills, tools, and perspectives to make positive change.