Wino, a quaint bistro at the middle of Kallio, was the venue for episode number 8.
Kallio is emerging as an interesting area for the Helsinki city food culture, but 2 out of the Top 50 restaurants are located here.
I enjoyed the dinner with a good friend, Tommi Mäkinen from TCS. Tommi has a super interesting job as he is operating on the impressive innovation platform of Tata Consulting Services research, development and collaboration resources. I’ve come to know Tommi as a friend of great spices around the world and on one hand as one of the best defenders of Finnish culture (and tech cluster, for that matter).
TCS is an amazing company that services and creates products that most of us have used.
The restaurant we visited, Wino, is rated at position 20 on the Top 50 list.
We had a set of random food as we decided to skip the pre-prepared menu. We had fish of two sorts, tartar, a slider, seasonal vegetables and some awesome desserts.
All of the food was really great, well executed and served with the relaxed atmosphere Kallio is good for. I can’t think of a better place to go and enjoy great food with wine pairings that really support one another (wine and the food).
This was like, Michelin quality, without the sometimes pompous appearance. We agreed together with Tommi that this place is to be recommended for anyone just looking for great dinner with a relaxed vibe. Enjoy!
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