10 Nordic Michelin restaurants - 1 night. Dining in a secret location barely visible to the naked eye, embedded in Lapland's untouched forest. Prepare for the dinner of the decade.
Stars du Nord is a gastronomic festival held each year in a Scandinavian city. The purpose of the festival is to promote the Nordic food concept on a global scale and give some of the world’s master chefs, winemakers, and regions national and international visibility.
For the 2022 edition Stars du Nord has teamed up with Swedish Lapland’s Treehotel and Arctic Bath to embark on a green evolution and to introduce the world premiere of the Materia concept – the travelling restaurant. For two evenings on the 3rd and 4th of September 2022 the unique forest of Lapland will be transformed into a unique open air wild-woodland restaurant – MATERIA as the northern countries’ most progressive star chefs from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland join forces for a never-before collaboration. The challenge? Creating a 10-star Michelin tasting menu using ingredients sourced within a 200-kilometre radius prepared with natural elements; fire, water, fermentation, and of course, imagination.
The construction of the Nordic wood restaurant will be as transgressive as the region’s internationally acclaimed hotels. Taking inspiration from Treehotel, Arctic Bath, Icehotel and Niehku Mountain Villa the forest-like restaurant will camouflage its habitat – challenging all conceptions of a traditional dining experience. From the open-air dining area, the fire kitchen, and the rustic wooden door entrance down to the ceramics and reindeer hide – every detail is handmade by Nordic craftsmen devoted to tradition using sole sustainable materials which are regionally sourced. The restaurant is an artistic take on Nordic wood put in its rightful place – erasing the distinction between nature and design.