In the 3rd episode of HelsinkiEats, we enjoy the 9 course menu provided by Inari. Inari stands at the #3 position of the Top 50 list, and has been honoured with Michelin star, so the expectations were really really high.
Even though I had never met Marko Klemetti (CTO in Eficode and investor/founder at few Helsinki startups), we hit it off immediately and enjoyed the dinner thoroughly. Marko not only has deep expertise on IT and Helsinki development scene, but I was blown away with his list of restaurants he has experienced.
Eficode, the company Marko works for, is best known for fixing DevOps processes and enabling the future-proof culture of software engineering. You can find more about Eficode from http://eficode.com.
As I said, this was a place I was looking forward very much before hand, and it didn't fail. It was amazing. It is hard to pinpoint precisely one star dish (which I feel is a result of great design in regards to menu) ... but when one of the dishes is first grilled and then smoked, you know you are in for a treat.
Highly recommended for anyone willing to get to the next level of enjoying food without feeling uncomfortable in a dinner jacket (nothing wrong with that). Pure experience and enjoyment from first bite to the last sip of coffee. This is potentially the very best restaurant I've ever been to.
Thank you Marko, thank you Kim.
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