Acclaimed Swedish Chef Magnus Nilsson Starts His Book Tour in Boston

Meet the man you have seen on 'Mind of a Chef' and 'Chef's Table' at an undisclosed location.

Magnus Nilsson

Magnus Nilsson / Photo by Erik Olssen of Fäviken

The Dinner Lab’s latest nomadic dining experience is a six-city tour with Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson and a who’s-who of Nordic chefs, and it kicks off this weekend in Boston.

The national, culinary club is teaming up with Phaidon Press in honor of Nilsson’s latest release, the Nordic Cookbook. Nilsson is hosting the event, but in each city, a different critically-acclaimed chef will provide the five-course feast inspired by the recipes in the new book. In Boston, chef Daniel Burns will be on the line. Burns’ career began at Noma, Copenhagen’s Michelin-starred leader in Nordic revival; before he relocated to New York to head up Momofuku’s test kitchen, and then open Tørst and Luksus with Evil Twin brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø.

At the Boston dinner, guests will have the opportunity to meet and dine with Nilsson, who helms Fävikan, a 16-seat restaurant sourced mainly by the 20,000 acres of farmland around where it sits in rural Sweden. Nilsson will provide insight about writing his newest cookbook, which took him across Sweden, as well as Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, and Norway, to compile more than 700 authentic recipes from the North Atlantic. In it, Nilsson also narrates a culinary history of the region, and provides information on traditional ingredients and techniques like smoking and preserving.

Tickets for the five-course feast with Nilsson and Burns are $175 and include beverages and a signed copy of the new book. The location will be revealed confirmed guests 24 hours before the dinner.

The Nordic Cookbook Dinner Series: Boston, Saturday, November 14; seatings at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., tickets available at