The World’s Most Isolated Michelin-starred Restaurant Is Closing

Fäviken, the acclaimed Swedish restaurant that is surrounded by some 20,000 acres of farmland, has been called the world’s most isolated restaurant. That title, though, will go to a different eatery in December, because chef Magnus Nilsson has announced that he will be closing Fäviken before the end of the year.

“I’ve always known that Fäviken was not going to be forever,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “That’s not really a revelation, because it applies to all restaurants and all businesses and really everything.” That’s true, in an existential way, but his decision to close Fäviken is surprising, all the same.

On April 1, Fäviken opened its reservations calendar for the next nine-ish months, and within a few hours, every possible seat on every possible day had been accounted for. (There are only 24 seats in the restaurant, but still—there could be ten times that many and it would likely still be booked solid.) And according to Nilsson, a full calendar is exactly what he wanted before sayingfarväl. “You don’t want people to be all crazy,” he said.