Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dinner in the sky

Helsinki, 23 degrees

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.

Yesterday I got to try yet again something I'll cherish my whole life - a truly unique experience to eat lunch at a height of 40 meters in the center of Helsinki! The gastronomical event is called Dinner in the sky and serves champagne tastings, lunches and dinners in the sky, hosted by internationally known chefs! In practise, this means a table with seats for 22 persons get lifted by a crane to the sky while chefs prepare mouthwatering dishes!


This is me getting excited about the lift! We sure had luck with the weather, it was a clear blue day with tons of sun!


The views from above were breathtaking!


The people back at the square beneath us were tiny, almost like ants, haha...

  
The food was excellent, of course, since the chefs were all well known! I had the pleasure of trying dishes prepared by no other than two-Michelin-star Swedish restaurant Frantzen/Lindeberg.

As starter we had some beef tartar steak, vendace roe, smetana with smoked eel, crispy onion and ashes. Super good!


The proud chef Björn Frantzen.

One of the main courses was slowly fried monkfish with artichoke puree, nettles, garlic vinaigrette and chanterelles.


More of the stunning views! Helsinki is so beautiful!

Lunch in the sky was a unique eating experience also because the chefs were preparing the dishes right in front of us!

 
Another of the main courses was Amuse Bouche - french toast with parmesan cheese, truffles and vinegar.


While rising above the city, we started to see, yeah, that's right - the symbol of the city - the White Cathedral!


The dessert: whipped cream with fresh strawberries and tomatoes in maple syrup. Delicious!


What an amazing experience! Would you dare to try it? Have you heard about the event?

4 comments:

  1. Ooo näin tänään tästä mainoksen / kilpailun! ^^ Huippua.. voisi kyllä vähän huipata ;) Pitäisi pitää katse lautasessa koko ajan (ja varmasti niin tekisinkin + linssin läpi, sen verran hyvännäköistä ruokaa..^^)

    Satu
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    1. Haha, oli kyllä huikea kokemus!

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  2. That is such a cool idea! I would love to try something like that! I'm glad you had fun and were brave enough to do it!
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    1. It was a very cool experience as well! I had so much fun!

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