Episode 18 took place in Ultima, which is standing at the position 17 of top 50 restaurants. Ultima normally is a fine dining kitchen which serves vertically farmed food, but now due to the covid-19 it was turned upside down as the Italian food “Fiasco? By Ultima”.
I was joined to this dinner by Minna Pulkkinen of Microsoft. She has been a great support over the years when Microsoft innovation has been needed to be unleashed. What surprised me was that she had depths of knowledge about Italian food from her experiences with the local kitchens around Italy.
Microsoft is an amazing company, with a wealth of successful products in the portfolio. Microsoft keeps renewing itself time and time again, as has been demonstrated by the amazing growth of Teams and Azure (especially during Covid-19).
The dinner itself was enjoyed as it should have been, based on the Chef’s recommendation. In this 5 course menu, we had a classic Burrata, Truffle pasta (yes, actual truffle), Lamb and sweet cake with ice cream. The pasta with Truffle was especially delicious.
I do love the determination of Henry Alen that made this place the great Italian experience that it was. Also, the venue is pretty unique, which always adds up to the atmosphere. I for one am looking forward to revisiting this place once it is doing vertically farmed food as well.
You’ll also hear a quick comment from Henry Alen in the podcast episode.
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