City Celebrates Finnish Cuisine
Published: October 3, 2012 (Issue # 1729)
Helsinkibar will celebrate the food of Finland with a three-day Finnish Cuisine Weekend starting Friday.
Finnish star chef Jyrki Tsutsunen, who is popular in Finland for his cookery TV shows and who has been chef of the General Consulate of Finland since 2007, will offer a national menu that includes pike cutlets, Lapland mashed potatoes, applesauce with parsnips, sautéed chanterelles and cranberry sauce.
Finlandia vodka — the event’s partner — will be used for a variety of cocktails.
Tsutsunen’s Russian partner for the event is Alexander Taratukhin, Helsinkibar’s chef, who is described as an adept of new Finnish cuisine in St. Petersburg. Organizers promise that all the ingredients for the event will be brought fresh from Finland.
Organized by the General Consulate of Finland in St. Petersburg and the Light Music promotion agency, the event will end with a party headlined by Timo Santala of the We Love Helsinki DJ project at 10 p.m. Sunday, featuring Finnish music from the 1930s-80s.