Book a table in a mountain landscape and prepare your own lunch al fresco
Since Summer 2019, we’ve been offering people the opportunity to book a table and a basket filled with local ingredients, plus everything you need to cook up a meal surrounded by the greenery of Kloster in Southern Dalarna. In mid-June, we’re opening up another table at Renbiten in Grövelsjön, Northern Dalarna.
The idea behind “The Edible Country” concept, which Visit Sweden launched in 2019 in collaboration with several regions in Sweden, is to turn Sweden’s great outdoors into a gourmet restaurant. Preparing food out in the open – using raw ingredients that come from local producers – is a positive experience for mind and body alike. Now, Dalarna will welcome its second such outdoor restaurant when Grövelsjön opens for bookings on 15 June.
– Our table is focused on flavours from Sami cuisine and what nature provides, depending on the season. Visitors can also book us to prepare their food and hear more about life as a reindeer herder and about Sami culture, says Helena Andersson, one of the owners of the family-run Renbiten which is looking after this table.
This company combines reindeer herding with growing their own crops, running a farm shop and offering a whole range of different experiences involving Sami culture and their tame reindeer. These experiences will also be reflected in the food and the menus that await you at the table.
The table is located close to the Norwegian border and is around a 10-minute walk through the forest or along a gravel path. This means that it is also accessible to people with disabilities. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, it’s also possible to prepare your food while sitting in a traditional Sami goahti.
There are many options and menus to choose from at the table. A two-course lunch basket is ideal for people who want to make their food themselves. Raw ingredients and recipes are inspired by Sami cuisine and the basket comes with everything you need to prepare your meal.
“Taste of Sapmi” is an experience unlike any other, with a four-course dinner full of both flavour and atmosphere. Over an entire evening, you will be served Sami dishes made over an open fire in the large goahti to give you an experience for all the senses.
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