Sauna, Sisu & Sibelius are a central part of the Finnish national identity. The Finns have used the sauna as a place to cleanse the mind, rejuvenate and refresh the spirit. The sauna is still an important part of daily life, and families bathe together in the home sauna. Because the sauna was often the [...]
The beginning of summer in Helsinki stands for new night clubs, terraces, summer dances, street and flash mob events!
Terraces This Friday the terrace season gets a real start kick when several terraces around the city open up! One example of these is Hotel Best Western Premier Katajanokka’s restaurant Jailbild’s terrace where you can find besides a regular terrace even a hot tub and some ecological cars while sipping your favorite drinks or enjoying [...]
Saturday the 21st of May is Finland’s first Restaurant day – a cheerful carnival promoting food culture!
The restaurant supply of the metropolitan area will change drastically tomorrow on Saturday when anybody can start a restaurant for one day. The restaurant day that started as an initiative of a small group of friends challenges city residents to enjoy good food and bring to life the local restaurant culture – while ignoring permit [...]
May is full of things to do: happenings at the dock, a chamber music dinner and a competition about the best summer menu in town!
The event called “Satamassa tavataan” is being held on the 20th of May between 4 am 8 pm at the Pakkahuone dock in the Southern Harbor of Helsinki, behind the covered Market Hall. The event is a part of the annual European Maritime Day which is celebrated throughout Europe. The marine event offers a [...]
This summer restaurant Nuevo combines the fiery spirit of southern Spain and flamenco with hearty dishes that showcase Andalusian cuisine at its best. The mention of Andalusia evokes Mediterranean beaches, stomping flamenco dancers, strummed guitar, and Costa del Sol tourists and pensioners – but there’s a lot more to Andalusia. The proximity of northern Africa [...]
The Aalto university’s school of Art and Design organizes an exhibition during the period between the 16th and the 22nd of May called Helsinkiläinen (Helsinkian), where souvenirs and their future are discussed. The driving idea behind the exhibition is to create discussion about how different cultural and educational backgrounds impact on ideas and opinions about sustainable souvenirs. [...]
New market hall specialized in organic food awakens the city’s interest and tells about a local food trend that is here to stay!
Finns today want to know what they are eating, where their food comes from and how it has been produced. This can be seen in the trend that has already gained such strong ground in Helsinki that over 22 percent of Finns buy organic food products. One of the biggest and fastest growing ambassadors for [...]
If you’re fed up with wieners due to the May Day celebration, you can enjoy tasty sausage instead during the sausage weeks in Czech restaurant Vltava (11.4-22.5) and Belgian restaurant Belge (8.4-8.5). Some of Vltava’s delicacies are sausage stew and wild boar sausage. The sausages are served with Czech lager beer. Belge’s specialty is the sausage skewer [...]