Table For All, the Remote Restaurant Where You’re the Chef – Visit Sweden
The couple behind last year’s success “Table for One” – a restaurant with one table, one chair and no waiters in a remote meadow in Sweden, is now opening their second restaurant: “Table for All.” This time in the middle of the woods, and with a brand-new chef de cuisine: you!
Much like Visit Sweden’s Edible Country initiative, Table for All builds on Swedes’ constitutional right to walk, ride, ski, camp, and forage in the wild, even on private property: the Freedom to Roam. During the pandemic, the whole world has turned to the outdoors for comfort and many of us have rediscovered everything nature has to offer. The founders, Linda Karlsson and Rasmus Persson want to invite guests to create a restaurant experience together with them, in harmony with nature and in close interaction with the wild.
At certain given times, the creators of Table for All will curate the restaurant and offer a three-course meal for exclusive sittings at this hidden spot. The seats are then bookable from the site bordforen.com. The menu may sound exotic for someone outside of Sweden: spruce tip ice cream, smoked elk roast and rhubarb galette, but they’re ingredients that can be found at this particular spot.
When Linda and Rasmus are not present, the kitchen offers all the fundamentals you need to start your own restaurant for the night. Just bring matches and food! And the best part? Just like nature itself, the restaurant always stays open!
MENU: Wood-fired brick oven levain Fenugreek cheese from Lakene Ostgård * Tarte flambée with munster cheese, smoked elk roast and horseradish soured cream * Brick-oven baked elderflower and rhubarb galette * Spruce tip ice cream * Roasted pistachio kernels
Table for One
Last year, to much media acclaim, Swedish couple Rasmus Persson and Linda Karlsson launched Table For One, a Covid-safe one-person restaurant with a three-course menu delivered in a basket from the restaurant’s kitchen window.
About Linda and Rasmus, the Founders
Rasmus started out working under the legendary fine dining chef Leif Mannerström, getting to know all the tricks of the trade when it comes to traditional Swedish cuisine. But the service with 300+ seats was too hectic so he switched to working with kids instead. He spent three years cooking for (and alongside) thirteen wonderful kids at a communal kindergarten before trying his luck in the restaurants of Barcelona. There he fell in love with the Spanish way of cooking: spontaneous, with great bravado and always a pounding heart. This was all blended into the kitchen of Bord för en: a deeply rooted Swedish foundation, with a splash of Spanish confidence and a whole lot of childish creativity.
Linda landed her first job as waitress when she was 15 years old. No former experience was needed. She only needed to know French since it was a French creperie. She answered “oui” on all questions she got at the interview and even if this was the only word she knew, she got the job. She ended up working for this joint for two years. She also worked as a server in Gothenburg, Sweden and Geilo, Norway.
Background on Location
Ransäter is a rural small town of Sweden that used to be heavily dependent on a local steel factory. When the factory relocated the majority of production abroad – the town was faced with massive unemployment and a rapidly decreasing population. Those who stayed, however, coped the way that people from this part of Sweden always has – with good humor, stubbornness, and creativity.
In recent years, Ransäter has become a hot spot for creatives of all ages. The attractive combination of affordable housing and a breathtaking nature crowned by the wild winding river Klarälven might be the reason why suddenly the small town is packed with comedians, actors, artists, and yoga instructors.
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