Dinner Date!

Hang around with me as I head on my restaurant adventures in Helsinki and Finland. As an avid fan of (New) Nordic Cuisine and trying new restaurants and dishes, the Dinner Date series takes you to some of the best and interesting places.

Disclaimer: I am not a food critic. But I love eating and food and I have opinions. I won't rant on bad places, that is a waste of my time. However, I am happy to share some constructive criticism and ideas or hints on what to try. Enjoy my ramblings!
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  • Dinner Date: Bar Cón

    Dinner Date: Bar Cón

    Kortteli in Kamppi recently opened with a bunch of great new restaurants, and I’m still on my way to tasteRead more »
  • Dinner Date: Fisken på disken

    Dinner Date: Fisken på disken

    Seafood and fish is a vital part of Finnish food culture, and Fisken på disken brings the best of it to the heart of Helsinki. Along with a bunch of other restaurants, young chefs have set up this modern joint in the new Kortteli court of the Kamppi mall. I do like fish and seafood, yet there aren't really places I'd call a go-to for anyone craving seafood - so I was so happy to see them arrive and give their menu a go!
  • Dinner Date: Ravinteli Huber in Tampere

    Dinner Date: Ravinteli Huber in Tampere

    Huber lies in the heart of Tampere and attracts mainly meat lovers - even more intriguing to see how they would cater for my vegetarian dinner companion! As one of the very few restaurants in all of Finland, Huber offer dry aged meat for their guests, and put a focus on really high quality meat dishes, Finnish ingredients and also the service. Read all about a wonderful Dinner Date!
  • Dinner Date: Roster (pop-up)

    Dinner Date: Roster (pop-up)

    Yes, this visit concludes our dinner at the Roster pop-up, but hold on there: the Unioninkatu pop-up restaurant was setRead more »
  • Dinner Date: Juuri

    Dinner Date: Juuri

    This Dinner Date post is actually the result of a lunch visit, but that's okay. This time, I'm taking you to one of the most established places in Helsinki, Juuri. It took me a while to finally fully experience what they have to offer, and I hope this posts will inspire you to not wait as long as I did! Traditional Finnish dishes with a twist and a fresh interpretation, great service and casual atmosphere. I'll be back soon.
  • Dinner Date: #HelsinkiSecret & Heleats

    Dinner Date: #HelsinkiSecret & Heleats

    Have you considered casual fine dining at home yet? If not, let yourself be inspired by this delicious menu created by Heleats, that you can have prepared for you right at home, if you want. New Nordic Cuisine is constantly evolving and rediscovering itself in all kinds of magical ways. Are you hungry yet?
  • Dinner Date: Cauliflowering with STREAT and Hörte Brygga

    Dinner Date: Cauliflowering with STREAT and Hörte Brygga

    A dinner only made of...cauliflower?! Yes, the guys from tiny restaurant in the South of Sweden, Hörte Brygga, created a menu consisting pretty much of only one ingredient. Read more about the deconstruction of both street food and fine dining and why cauliflower is a veggie star!
  • Dinner Date: Kaskis in Turku

    Dinner Date: Kaskis in Turku

    Dinner Date time! When visiting Turku, make a note of reserving a table at Kaskis, where I had one of the most amazing dinners ever. Read and see for yourself and you'll probably get why.
  • Dinner Date: Baskeri ja Basso

    Dinner Date: Baskeri ja Basso

    In a rather unexpected setting, somewhere in the end of Eira, you'll find a gem of a neighbourhood restaurant that makes Helsinkis food and restaurant scene so distinct and exciting. Fine dining in casual atmosphere, delicious wines and food - this is a prime example of what makes the Finnish food scene so exciting and interesting.