Next restaurant in the HelsinkiEats agenda was the famous Michelin star kitchen of Demo. Demo has been for years one of the original fine dining places in Helsinki and is known for pushing the limits.
Demo provides a daily changing surprise menu, which can be 5 to 7 courses with wine pairing served with them. Of course, the menu begins with surprise from the kitchen and ends with petit fours.
We went to Demo together with Ondrej Spala, a startup co-founder at Northern Grips, who moved to Helsinki to complete his studies from Czech republic. Ondrej was a great company as we got to share and compare travel experiences while enjoying the fine 5 courses delivered.
Northern Grips, the startup Ondrej is bootstrapping with his friend, is trying to save lives as they are producing an adhesive friction layer for shoes to prevent slipping during autumn and winter. From the standpoint of innovation in insurance companies, this naturally was interesting to see. We got to demo the spikeless shoe extensions on a piece of ice while we were eating and I got to say, it was impressive.
Food served was impressive too, the dishes followed one another with perfect execution and use of local and fresh ingredients. We agreed that this great dinner would be worthwhile for anyone looking to upgrade their experience of eating out in a restaurant. Michelin star really guarantees a certain level of quality, as was exhibited again by this visit.
Personally, I’d rank this easily in the top 10 of Finnish restaurants. Highly recommended.
You’ll also hear a quick comment from the sous chef about Demo history and story.
Ps. if you’ll want to stay safe during the upcoming winter, you better stock up them spineless friction adhesives by Northern Grips at: https://northerngrips.com/
This is a blog/pod about eating in the very finest of Finnish restaurants located in Helsinki. You can follow the journey also via instagram at @helsinkieats2020