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Three Powerhouse Chefs Team Up for SXSW Scandinavian Restaurant Pop-Up

Chefs Kamilla Seidler, Paul Svensson, and Atli Màr Yngvason will cook at the pop-up dinner series within downtown food hall Fareground during the festival

Chef Kamilla Seidler
Chef Kamilla Seidler
Courtesy of Scandinavian Airlines
Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Three notable Scandinavian chefs will cook a series of six dinners during South by Southwest as part of the House of Scandinavia pop-up at downtown food hall Fareground. The temporary restaurant at 111 Congress Avenue, dubbed Lokal, will serve up nine- or three-course meals every evening at $150 and $90 respectively, all available to the public.

The focus on the dinners is sustainability, similar to the one cooked by Noma co-founding chef Mads Refslund during last year’s SXSW. This year’s menu will be mostly plant-based and will combine Austin ingredients with Nordic techniques.

Cooking at the dinner are Swedish chef Paul Svensson (Fotografiska Museet), Norwegian-Icelandic chef Atli Màr Yngvason (Katla, Pjoltergeist), and Danish chef Kamilla Seidler (Gustu). Seidler, who opened Gustu in Bolivia on a challenge from Noma co-founder Claus Meyer, was named Latin America’s Best Female Chef in 2016.

Reservations for dinner are available March 8 through 13, starting at 7 p.m. The stalls at Fareground will still be open during the pop-up. House of Scandinavia is hosted by Scandinavian Airlines.


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