The latest news from chef Magnus Nilsson’s Swedish restaurant Fäviken Magasinet is — what else — a summer pop-up. From June 28 through September 10, the chef the two-Michelin-starred restaurant will open Hoon’s Chinese, a Singaporean pop-up, in Sweden. According to a press release, Ethel Hoon, a Singapore-born sous chef at Fäviken, will man the pop-up kitchen, which will open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday.
The family-style menu will draw on Singapore’s “melting pot of different Chinese food cultures,” but true to Fäviken’s focus on local ingredients, Hoon will use products from Jämtland County. Select menu items, including buns and stir fries, will also be available for takeout.
It’s famously difficult to dine at the restaurant in Järpen, Sweden. Fäviken serves just 16 diners for dinner at approximately $350 per person. Getting there requires a flight to Åre and more than an hour’s travel from the airport, plus, accommodation, which the restaurant offers at an onsite B&B.
Hoon’s Chinese promises to be slightly more accessible. Hoon will take over the kitchen at Svartklubb & Bar in Åre, Nilsson’s dinner club, and the dinner will cost around $75 per person. Reservations are nonetheless necessary.
Fäviken is the latest high-end restaurant to announce pop-up plans. René Redzepi’s has taken Noma on the road, and the restaurant’s current incarnation in Mexico has been the subject of rapturous reviews. Heston Blumenthal’s the Fat Duck pop-up in Melbourne was similarly buzzy back in 2015, and, this summer, the minds behind Eleven Madison Park are set to open a Hamptons pop-up while the Manhattan restaurant undergoes renovations. But, Hoon’s Chinese, offering a different cuisine and price point from Fäviken, may prove to be an entirely different kind of high-end pop-up.