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!
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
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
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.
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
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.
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