Restaurants

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 16th to 19th June, Kansalaistorin Puisto will be transformed into a foodie heaven, for 4 days of eating, drinking and fun.

10 great Finnish restaurants
39 delicious dishes to choose from

This is the ultimate Helsinki dining experience!

Charred Organic Salad from Ahlberg Farm, Vendace Roe & Chives -6mk

Grilled Organic Pork from Skogsjö, Parsnip & Mustard -6mk

Cream of Organic Elderflower & Red Summer Berries -5mk

Signature dish

Organic Mushrooms & Rice “The Legendary Forest of Ask” (v) -9mk

Gin cured salmon with organic root vegetable crisps and pickled mustard seeds -6mk

Pike burger Vol.2 -6mk

”Lehtikuohu” sabayon with strawberry salad and liquorice meringue -5mk

Signature dish

Grilled shrimps, goat cheese, lettuce and grilled garlic bread -9mk

PLANT- Fermented buckwheat bread, brown butter, potato salad and lovage (v) -6mk

MEAT- Burnt and caramelized onions with salted pork, wheat and smoked bone marrow sauce -6mk

WILD- Parfait flavoured with spruce shoot vinegar, spruce shoot caramel and rye -5mk

Signature dish

Dry aged beef with garlic mustard, cabbage and acidulated creme fraiche -10mk

“Roskakala” Rough fish croquette with pea soup, horseradish and herb salad -6mk

“Sikala” Glased pork neck and crispy pork ear with smoked lemon broth and nettles -6mk

“Herukkapensas” Currant leaf foam, roasted white chocolate and sour cream ice cream -5mk

Signature dish

“Lapinkobe” Cold smoked Jerusalem artichokes with lovage and rye whisky seasoned Lappish beef- house malt bread with brown butter -10mk

Pike tempura with pickled cucumber and horseradish sour cream -5mk

Cherry smoked rib of beef, potato and red onion -6mk

Kolmon3ns sweet mess -6mk

Signature dish

Beetroot and kohlrabi open burger (v) -8mk

Parmesan risotto, helix escargots and parsley jus -6mk

Hare croquette and dijonnaise -6mk

White gazpacho, fresh salad and roasted almonds (v) -5mk

Signature dish

Charcuterie: Home made cold cuts and pickles -10mk

Ceviche De La Remolacha – Roasted beetroot, golden beet and candy striped beetroot, cashew nuts (v) -6mk

Chipirones – Crispy fried tiny squids, aioli, fermented chili, spring onion and chili -6mk

Leche Frita – Coconut and yuzu seasoned “crispy milk”, lychee -5mk

Signature dish

Pluma à la Pastor – Grilled pork pluma, corn salsa, chimichurri and crispy corn -7mk

Gazpacho “Virgin Mary” with tomato salsa (v) -6mk

Roasted Salmon, Avocado Creme &  Radish -6mk

Braised Rhubarb, Roasted White Chocolate & Yogurt Mousse -5mk

Signature dish

Sinne’s BBQ-chicken, Peas & Mint -8mk

Rainbow trout, dill and peas -6mk

Lamb from Ahvenanmaa, eggplant and garlic -6mk

Milk chocolate pudding, cacao crumble, mint-yogurt sorbet and strawberries -5mk

Signature dish

Arancini and pesto (v) -6mk

Salt baked organic celeriac, caramelized butter and whey sauce, celery leaves (v) -6mk

Rhubarb compote, Sorrel and spruce shoot, buckwheat crumble -6mk

Signature dish

Salted elk meat from Saaremaa, black garlic sauce, ramson stems, cladonia -8mk

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.

Features

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

Electrolux 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 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.

Bubbles, anyone?

This unique experience is made of a great atmosphere, food and our heavenly Champagnes. Welcome to the André Clouet Champagne Bar!

Aperol Bar

Aperol together with Campari bring a new experience driven cocktail bar to this year’s event, with an emphasis on the cult classic Negroni and the fresh Aperol Spritz.

The perfect apéritifs for your Taste of Helsinki experience!

House of Beer

The oldest brewery in the Nordics, Sinebrychoff, provides the tasty beers and fresh ciders that match perfectly with the Taste of Helsinki menus.

Coffee Lab

Johan & Nyström and Moccamaster introduce new wave Specialty grade coffees to this year’s event, all hand picked, carefully processed and slowly roasted.

We welcome you try our tasting plate and take a coffee trip to the Equator, featuring coffees from Indonesia, Africa and Latin America.

The Taste Wine Pavilion, features 5-wine exhibitors, all of whom will be presenting a selection of quality wines matched with the restaurant dishes. Be sure to ask for a recommendation!

Wine exhibitors:
Arvid Nordquist
Bel Mondo Wines
Beverage Partners Finland
Finnish Sommelier’s Assoc.
Vindirekt

Don’t forget to visit our Exhibitor Pavilion, where you will be able to buy from an amazing selection of chocolates, desserts, antipasti and other delicacies.

Taste Exhibitors:
Konditoria pH7
Rawa
Suklaa Täplä
Ceestashop
3 Kaverin Jäätelö
Bonaqua

Music

The Helsinki-based creative collective We Jazz, known for their annual festival event, has curated the music at Taste of Helsinki 2016.

Expect high-quality jazz performed by Finland’s top jazz bands plus tasty vinyl cuts to match served by the We Jazz DJs.

Tickets

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

Markka Ticket (incl. 25mk) From 30€
Tasting-Package From 72€
Entry-only ticket (only at door) 12€ (Thu & Fri lunch) / 17€ (other sessions)
Buy tickets

The only ticket on sale at the door is for entry-only (does not include markka)

Prices do not include Tiketti booking fee, from €2.50, or credit card fees

Opening times

thu 16.6 fri 17.6 sat 18.6 sun 19.6
11-15
17-23*
11-15
17-23*
11-15
17-23*
11-16

*Restaurants close at 22.00, bars open until 23.00

Info

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.

Contact

Organisers:
Barry & Mira MacNamara

barry@tasteofhelsinki.fi
+358 (0) 45 887 3220
mira@tasteofhelsinki.fi

Press enquiries:

Natalia Tolmatsova
+358 40 9670156
natalia@mellakkahelsinki.fi

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