Regularly recommended by critics and customers alike as one of the best restaurants in Helsinki, Chef & Sommelier reaches amazing peaks of creativity and taste. One wouldn’t guess it from the menu, which lists names as simple as ‘pike-perch and herbs’, ‘potato and sunflower’ or ‘fennel and yard apples’. When the dish comes to the table looking like a stunning work of food-art, however, first-time guests are left astonished. The superb flavors that burst in their mouths moments later are the second clue. Devoted to organic, seasonal and fresh produce, Chef & Sommelier offers five fixed menus of three, four, five, seven or nine courses.
Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki, Finland, +358 400 959 440
As it turns out, Finland has its own special and tasty version of the better-known tapas; the sapas. Like their Spanish counterparts, sapas are small, delicious portions of finger food, but prepared with the typical ingredients of the Scandinavian country. Restaurant Juuri has been an early promoter of these delicious and fun bites, so much so that their rich menu of sapas has become the restaurant’s highlight and main draw. Choose between the trout sausage with roe and horseradish, the skewered cattle beef or the tasty bits of spring chicken with celery. Mix, match and share with your companions for an unusual and fun dining experience.
Högbergsgatan 27, Helsinki, Finland, +358 963 5732