Taste of Helsinki is a culinary festival, which takes you on a journey through the gourmet flavours of the city. We are proud to present some of the best Finnish restaurants and chefs, who will be preparing a sumptuous feast, just for you.

From 11th to 14th June, Kansalaistorin Puisto will be transformed into a foodie heaven for 4 days of eating, drinking and fun.

10 great Finnish restaurants
35 delicious dishes to choose from

This is the ultimate Helsinki dining experience!

rye, pork, onion

beef, dill, cauliflower

pork, chocolate, beef

Onion consomme, gruyère cheese mousse and yeast bread (v)

Smoked beef tartar

“Burnt rainbow trout, potatoes, sour cream and malt bread

Iced kefir, strawberries and honey bread

Crème Ninon with squid

Rapeseed pork ribs with chipotle

Emo’s “Tiramisu”

Salmon sashimi with Japanese plum and cucmber salad

Ginger and ginger with miso sauce

Kouji malt beef with cold-soba noodle and wasabi sauce

Avocado Tempura (v)

Rawpickled salmon, smoked salmon mousse, archipelago bread and dill-buttermilk sauce

Slowly braised pork belly, bbq-sauce, season potatoes and spring onion

Currant leaf, cream cheese and white chocolate

Toast skagen, horseradish and cucumber

Deep-fried juniper seasoned chicken leg and spruce “Bocuse d’Or 2015”

Grilled leek, Finnish “Keisarin” cheese and marinated onion (v)

Strawberries and milk á la Matti

Pastor’s casa ceviche – Fresh salmon, prawns, guacamole, rocoto chili tigers milk

Pulpo Al Olivo – Confit octopus, crispy olive potato cake, miso mayonnaise

Mejilla – Tamarind glazed veal cheek, spiced quinoa salad

Tiger prawn “AGUACHILE”, salt cracker and Valentina sauce

Smoked beef tongue taco, avocado, black beans, coriander and red onion

Duck confit, “MOLE MANCHAMANTELES”, sweet corn, roasted carrots and crispy plantain

Char grilled swordfish w/ anchovy aioli and roasted Pecorino

Tender braised lamb neck w/ lamb sausage and mustard polenta

Liqourice mousse w/ marinated fennel and lemon ice cream

Breads&Spreads (v)

Haugesund – Herring from Haugesund, new potatoes and brown butter

Gurka – Cold cucumber mint soup (v) 5mk

Wallenberg – Veal patty, mashed peas and brown butter 6mk

Porvoo-HKI Profiterole, white chocolate mousse and raspberry sorbet 5mk

All food and drinks served at Taste of Helsinki are purchased with Markka. You can exchange Euro for Markka at our Taste of Helsinki Bank or from our roaming exchange staff.


Besides enjoying fabulous food, you can also visit several features of the event, which include:


Electrolux Chef’s Secrets
Chef’s Secrets offers visitors a unique opportunity to cook alongside members of the Finnish Culinary team in our very own cookery school.

Electrolux Taste Theatre
This is where the capital’s culinary greats take to the stage and share their secrets, show off their skills and dish up some top tips with exciting demonstrations.


Kukko bar

Get the taste of summer’s most refreshing drinks at Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehtaan’s Kukko Bar and indulge in our new malts! You are very welcome to taste our new delicious beers such as unfiltered Kukko Vehnä and Kievari Ameriikan Ale as well as other beverages that give you a summery taste experience.


André Clouet Champagne Bar

Bubbles, anyone?
This unique experience is made of a great atmosphere, food and our heavenly champagnes. We also serve rare champagnes. Welcome!


Taste Wine Pavilion
Taste presents a new wine feature.

A select group of wine importers present a premium selection from their portfolios, while The Sommelier’s Association of Finland, present a different list of wines each day, from smaller importers and producers… all matched with the restaurant dishes.


Taste of Helsinki is open for lunch and dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and brunch on Sunday. You buy a ticket for the session that you would like to attend.

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Opening times

Taste of Helsinki 2015 is now over and will return from 16.-19.6.2016.
Please contact us if you would be interested in participating in next year’s event.


Taste of Helsinki is located in the Kansalaistorin puisto in Helsinki city centre. Access to the park is behind Musiikkitalo, which is a short walk from both the main train station and the bus station.


The Taste team are now on holiday. Please contact us in September, if you are interested in participating in next year’s event.

Barry & Mira MacNamara
+358 (0) 45 887 3220

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The competition is now over, thank you for participating.

Congratulations to our 5 lucky winners, who will each receive a copy of the eatFinland 2016 book:
- Tuula Silfver
- Mia Hartikainen
- Anne Aaltonen
- Terhi Saarinen
- Katja Selkimaki Gray

Please send me a message with your postal address and I’ll send you your prize :)

A box of little red books just arrived at our front door... very excited to see the finished product.

I have a few books to give away :)

Answer the following question and you will be in with a chance to win one of the 2016 books: When was the first eatFinland book published?

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