Food is one of my life’s greatest pleasures. And, as a voracious and dedicated carnivore, there is nothing more soulful and soothing that a good quality steak cooked to perfection. Whenever, I want to spoil myself, there is only one place I visit in order to fulfil my appetite and treat my palate to a juicy steak: GOODWIN Steakhouse.
The key to a great steakhouse is the steak. GOODWIN Steakhouse does it right, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Last month we had a meeting over a wonderful meal at GOODWIN Steakhouse. We ordered a rib-eye, a filet mignon and a New York steak and they were all from delicious, top quality meat, cooked beautifully.
Peruvian superstar Chef Diego Muñoz arrived in Helsinki on October 5. For two nights -on October 6 and October 7- Pastor restaurant guests will have the opportunity to enjoy an eight-course tasting menu created by Chef Muñoz and Pastor’s Head Chef Robert Von Bell. Pastor is known for Nikkei cuisine, the Japanese-Peruvian fusion sensation, that is taking the world by storm in the heart of Helsinki.
In 2016, nomad Chef Muñoz (a Peruvian Indiana Jones!) started his World Culinary Tour ready to explore Europe, South, Central and North America, Asia and the Middle East through 22 different culinary projects across the world. Helsinkiis one of the world’s food capitals on Chef Muñoz’s map of world culinary exploration.
I grew up in Greece in a humble, middle class family of hard-working entrepreneurs. We followed a Mediterranean diet cooked with fresh ingredients from the local street market. Our palates were not exposed to flavours such as caviar and oysters, yet there was a weekly dose of a cheap and delicious fish roe spread (called ‘taramas’ or ‘the caviar of the poor’) on our breads.
Living in Finland, as an adult I tasted various caviars at events, restaurants and hotels and I developed a taste for this salty and oily speciality. In summer 2015 the first caviar shop and restaurant opened its doors in Helsinki. This year we had a business meeting at Finlandia Caviar over lip-smacking caviar and oysters. A true caviar oasis in Helsinki!
Finlandia Caviar Shop & Restaurant specialises in the world’s most exclusive caviars and is known for Finland’s widest selection of both caviars and roes. Located near the Old Market Hall and the market place of Helsinki on Eteläranta 20, it offers the opportunity to caviar newbies and connoisseurs alike to taste a variety of caviars, rish roes and oysters.
Last week on a sunny spring day we decided to have dinner at Helkan Keittiö (‘Helka’s Kitchen’, in English) situated in the center of Helsinki on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23. We recently moved to a new flat close to Hotel Helka and it is convenient for us to go there even with our baby boy. We did take our 4,5 month old boy with us, his first time in a restaurant!
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”― Emilie Buchwald
I’ve always been fascinated by fairy tales. My mother tells that I was a bookworm from a young age. She used to read fairy tales to me when I was an infant and I would be fascinated by the pictures and the different voices my mother made. She kept reading my favourite books over and over to the point where I eventually knew them by heart. By the time I could speak, I would pretend I was ‘reading’ the story book by myself simply by turning the pages and narrating the story as I remembered it from my mother using the illustrations to navigate me through the plot! I would even imitate her tone and expressions to add tension and drama! Funny little girl I was.
There are many opinions, truths and myths about eating sushi during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Cultural differences affect the consumption of sushi remarkably. The Japanese focus on the healthy properties of fish and recommend that you should eat fish regularly in order to increase your intake of DHA and other Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. However, in most European countries and in the USA, raw sushi is to be avoided due to the fact that certain types of fish may contain high levels of mercury, dioxins or other toxins, including tilefish, mackerel, fresh tuna, mahi-mahi, and shark. In reality – although contradictory – both perceptions are correct. So, what should expectant and breastfeeding mothers do?
During the Christmas season, I published this post about ‘Why TheCoffeeBox subscription should be on your gift list‘. In this post, I want to give you insights on the story behind the brand and my two friends -Sandra and Karolis- who are the founders of TheCoffeeBox. Read along and don’t miss the special discount at the bottom of the post for your next CoffeeBox order!
Let’s get the basics straight first! The Coffee Box (www.TheCoffeeBox.fi) is an online coffee subscription service founded by London-based couple Karolis Jasinskas and Sandra Janulyte in 2014. TheCoffeeBox.fi is a family business that delivers an envelope of high-quality roasted coffee or coffee beans to your home and office door from a variety of single-origin roasts and a changing assortment of blends in 250 gr shipments every week or every two weeks.
The Christmas season has started and you are getting ready decorating your home and buying your Christmas presents. Are you in the Christmas mood yet?
Living in Finland for the past 10 years, I was turned into an avid coffee lover. Finns are among the biggest coffee consumers in the world. Everywhere you go there is always a cup of coffee offered to you. In Finland, a pack of coffee is often given as a present when visiting someone’s home. This year that I discovered TheCoffeeBox, my coffee-loving friends might receive a surprise subscription from TheCoffeeBox from Santa! Continue Reading
This September -for the first time ever- Helsinki hosted the M32 Seriessailing competition thattook place at Hernesaarenranta. Hernesaarenranta is a 2,000 m² multi-purpose area where you can relax and enjoy food and drinks under the sun and by the sea. A brand new concept that was launched in the summer of 2015 in Helsinki and it’s here to stay.