|Havis Open Kitchen|
|Outside overlooking the Harbor|
This trip I had a layover in Helsinki
due to the lack of flights out of Krakow. Helsinki is a compact city it is a mixture of both modern and historic Nordic architecture. I was there when the weather was spectacular and was able to take in many of their highlight sights. Helsinki is a very clean city and the people cherish it when the weather is great. I wanted to eat a fantastic fish dinner so I asked the Concierge at the Glo Hotel Kluuvi
where I could get exactly what I wanted. He suggested Havis
because it had a patio to enjoy the spectacular weather. I walked over there through the park and was able to get a table since it was only 6pm. The restaurant is part of the Haven Hotel and has formal, patio and kitchen eating areas. I only had one thing on my mind and that was to have Salmon. The menu was very brief which is perfect and they were featuring Asparagus. One of the tings I love about Europe is their fresh breads it is just better than anything I find at home.
|Asparagus Soup rich tasting|
I started out with the Asparagus Soup which had a cooked egg yolk in the center, slivers of raw Asparagus and drops of a spicy Asparagus infused oil. This was not only a nice dish to look at but a delicious way to start out the meal. the egg provided a salty different texture to the soup and I savored every drop.
|Salmon perfectly cooked|
I had the Salmon with Roe Hollandaise, Asparagus, thinly sliced Radish cups with Asparagus infused oil, a rectangle of cheese mashed potato and several citrus drops. The Salmon was cooked perfectly rare and the combination of the rich Roe Hollandaise was a spectacular match, notice how the dish pops with color. The interesting part is the color matches the taste. Art in food!!
For dessert I had the Dark Chocolate topped with sweet Rutabaga, Rutabaga
Ice Cream and Praline Sauce. Nothing that I expected it was a combination of several tastes that worked perfectly together. Look at the colors, those are Violet peals and micro Mint leaves it was a fantastic way to finish off dinner.