Spending time in Helsinki is great. It is not only my childhood home, but the city has developed into a mecca of food during the past five years. We come every other month or so to visit my family, and we always have new restaurants to try. Dining in Helsinki makes me suspect that the New Nordic kitchen is making a comeback (if it ever was on a downhill), and that the myth of dry Finnish service is indeed just a myth. So there is definitely something good cooking here in the capital of Finland, that the Michelin guide has totally missed out on. Only four one-star restaurants is a laugh, and many more places would definitely deserve a bib in my books. And what is a pleasure to see, is that the restaurants are thriving with many great places being fully booked even months ahead (still trying to get a table a Basbas), so more is bound to come.
Below you can find some pictures from the week. We had dinner at restaurant Jord, restaurant Grön, and some wine at BasBas & Staff Wine bar. We missed out on restaurant Olo as I felt sick yesterday. The flue. But we will see if we can get a table next time, which is already in a month. We are coming in May again for the Grand Champagne wine event. God I am so excited about that. Its a full weekend of great producers serving tasters and cellar masters holding master classes in wine. It was not a cheap event, the master classes cost us 50€ each, but totally worth it if you are a bit of a wine geek like me.
I also got some Photoshop lessons from a friend. See any difference? I do. It was a great two hours, and now I am convinced I need a new computer, some new objectives and a Photoshop license. Some other gadgets too perhaps, like a daylight lamp. I think I need to portion this out somehow. But how? I need it all at once because I have no patience.
This is it for this wineweek. Luckily Easter continues, and we still have two evenings left to enjoy my childhood city.