Restaurant Palace is an experience. The venue is beautiful, the service is not like anywhere else in Finland and the food.. will be one of the best dinners in your lifetime. There is no more appropriate way to close Season 1 of HelsinkiEats than by visiting the #1 restaurant in Finland, Palace Restaurant.
Together with me joining this final episode and dinner at Palace is Antti Suikkari, my dear friend and co-worker from the past. Antti has been fiddling with digital everything for a good amount of time (20 years?) and has a perspective on what great dinner is like. This episode was natural for me to join with Antti, as he was largely one of the key reasons I ended up doing this tour (and felt inspired to capture my amusings).
When going for a dinner in Palace, you'll enjoy the menu, which obviously can be altered to suit allergies and preferences. But trust me, you'll want it. Our menu was of the make 12.4, which I have no clue what that stands for. All I can say is that the 12-13 courses of food where all amazing, one better than the previous one. For the sake of brevity, I'll be satisfied at saying that Amoush-Bouch with Wagu (grade 5) was nowhere near the top 5 of the menu, even if I said after the bite sized delicacy - that it had to be the best mouthful of food during 2020. It was, but not for long.
After this 3,5 hour dinner, it is clear that this IS the best restaurant experience you can have in Finland. It is undoubtedly the best experience I've had in Northern Europe and definitely competes with my summer break experience of Ana Ros cuisine in Hisa Francko (Slovenia).
This place is highly recommended for anyone that can afford a bit higher ticket for a dinner, and wants their minds to be blown in a good way.
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