Thursday, October 5, 2017

Olo Creative Kitchen @ Helsinki

Get up close & uninhibitedly personal with the chefs of Olo in its Creative Kitchen tract, where customers can wander around amid the stoves & ovens for a peek at how the magic is made at this Michelin-starred establishment in Helsinki. The chefs will gamely respond to your burning questions throughout a three-hour 'long tasting menu' session that spans a legion of courses.

It's a stellar showcase for fine, fresh Scandinavian produce, prepared in engagingly imaginative forms that change according to the weeks, months & seasons. On one crisp autumn evening, the meal comprised pickled onion & goat's cheese; chicken liver mousse & raspberry puree marble; turnip with blackcurrant leaf puree; sourdough crisp stuffed with grilled leek & Oulujarvi lake whitefish; organic rye cracker with house-made sour cream; langoustine with langoustine cream, puffed rice, edible cress flowers & herbs; emmer porridge semolina with shaved smoked reindeer heart & crispy mushrooms ...

 ... whitefish mosaic with fish scales, dill puree & parsley pearls; oven-baked celeriac roots with duck consomme; garden-grown cauliflower with miso chicken skin crisps & watercress sauce; flat potato pancake with cold smoked salmon creme ...

 ... thyme-scented steak tartare with egg yolk sheet, toasted buckwheat puffs & acidised whipped cream; king crab with crab mousse & pumpkin consomme; perch with kohlrabi, dill emulsion & mussel sauce; veal sweetbread with browned chanterelles, kale & juniper sauce ...

 ... & dessert courses of Peltola blue cheese with apple with sour milk; white chocolate ice cream with juniper oil & birch tree syrup; & birch; cep with lingonberries; & egg yolk sorbet & white chocolate lollies. Wine pairings are available throughout.

Olo Creative Kitchen
Helsinki, Finland.

8 comments:

  1. What a fabulous place with nice concept to allow customers to wander around the kitchen! I love their creative food presentation and admired at your photos so many times.

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    1. Twilight Man: thank you for such sincerely kind words :)

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  2. Everything looks beautiful! And I bet it's fun exploring the place while the chefs cook. ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: yes, it was nice to nose around! an interesting change from the regular dinner experience :)

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  3. That guy looks Asian? My! My! They sure are creative, each dish is a work of art. Nice, very nice!

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, the craftsmanship in these pieces was sensational :)

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  4. I'm attracted by both the good looking chefs and dishes, LOL

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    1. Choi Yen: The chefs will be happy to hear that! :D

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