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. The world’s largest gourmet restaurant, will feature a menu created from ingredients found in the Swedish outdoors, is free of charge and open for reservations.
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. It is co-created by Swedish Michelin-starred chefs Titti Qvarnström, Niklas Ekstedt, Jacob Holmström and Anton Bjuhr.
As part of the initiative, seven handmade wooden tables have been placed across the country with ready-to-use kitchen kits and cooking tools. The tables are bookable between May and September through visitsweden.com/ediblecountry or bookatable.co.uk/theediblecountry. And 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.
The Edible Country aims to showcase how natural and healthy food can be just as tasty and easy to make as anything else, with ingredients available in nature. The innovative DIY culinary experience makes it possible for visitors to explore and transform nature into gourmet food themselves, whilst experiencing the Swedish nature.
The dishes on the menu vary depending on the season, so the ingredients can be found in nature almost all year round. Among the dishes is forest broth with poached perch and broiled herb butter, and freshly smoked char with chanterelles and wood sorrel.
The world’s largest gourmet restaurant is now accepting reservations.