Penélope is a casual tapas bistro where guests are treated like home. Penélope’s dishes are served as a tapas, but Penélope isn’t a Spanish restaurant. Ingredients used may be from anywhere in the world and also be inspired by the Northern flavours. Bistro refers to the spirit of the restaurant. Foods and drinks are made under the eyes of the customers in the open kitchen. Read more here.
Helsinki Culinary Institute
Helsinki Culinary Institute is a cooking school where people can become masterchefs. Launched by Eero Mäkelä and Gero Hottinger in 1994, this cooking school has introduced the wonderful world of cooking to more than 30 000 happy people, and the story is just beginning. Read more here.
The restaurant Villa Hakkari
The restaurant Villa Hakkari is a summer restaurant in Lempäälä, near Tampere. The spectacular 19th-century manor atmosphere with its gardens and berry bushes is very inspiring for me. Indeed, we pick the majority of the herbs and fruit we use in the restaurant from Villa Hakkari’s garden. The food at Villa Hakkari is unambiguous and made with great care, every plateful created with a lot of passion. Read more here.
The restaurant Periscope Offers fresh new winds, straight to Ratina from the top of the restaurant world. In Periscope Restaurant, you can come and enjoy quickly or leisurely, pop in to be pampered with a drink at Loungebar, or spend the entire evening with us enjoying good food, drinks and atmosphere! Read more here.
Bardem is a modern cocktail bar at the center of Helsinki which seats 40 persons. The cocktail list has several varieties for every tastes and interests. The specialities include vintage cocktails, low-alcohol cocktails and mocktails. Read more here.
Hella & Huone Deli
Hella & Huone Deli is a quick and easy stop at the Tampere train station, offering fresh salads, the best baguettes in Tampere, and delicious sweet treats. Read more here.
Dining26 by Arto Rastas
Opened in January 2016, Dining26 by Arto Rastas is a 50-seater restaurant whose menu dives into Mediterranean flavours. Not just to dishes from Spain, France, Italy and Greece, which traditionally constitute the bulk of the Mediterranean cuisine, but also to dishes from further south, reaching all the way to Morocco and Lebanon. Read more here.
Tyrvää Parsonage is a stone parsonage, completed in 1922 in the National Romantic Style. The reborn Parsonage combines delicious food with memorable events. The carefully restored milieu of this parsonage is perfect for your private celebrations as well as corporate entertainment needs. I’m the head architect of the Parsonage’s world of flavour. I create a comprehensive experience of flavours and appearance for our customers, using colours, structures and carefully planned details.
We go on flavour journeys across Europe to the Mediterranean, and back North through Asia. The parsonage combines food and culture in a new way. In ever-surprising combinations, our meals are visually appealing as well as delicious. Read more here.