Episode number 27 is very special, because of the guest and the food. Me and Jaakko Impiö (one of the voting chefs on Top 50 restaurant list) join forces to eat out at Ragu, italian-inspired fine dining restaurant.
Even though Jaakko's father and me have worked together, we would have never ever met with Jaakko unless it would have been for this pod/blog.
I'm grateful that Jaakko introduced himself to me, because I learned so much about what happens behind the scenes to prepare a dinner like this. Jaakko is a great cook that has worked in some of world's famous places, including Mirazur (Michelin***) and other Finnish great restaurants (Palace, etc). Now Jaakko shares some of his recipes via Platform and @tastery.foods.
The restaurant is not really high up the charts, but I have to say, it delivered big time during the night we were dining out. It is ranked at 39th of Top 50, but I feel it deserves way higher - somewhere in the Top 20 for sure.
We had the 4 course surprise menu, which had the most amazing deer and dessert. Together with the wine package, we got to enjoy amazing food and wine - in an affordable price point.
This restaurant will be something that I'll most definitely visit again, but overall our joint recommendation was that this will be great for anyone who appreciates fine dining and/or Italian food. Highly recommend.
One of the members of the Ragu team will share her short story on the Ragu in the 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