Michelin star restaurants in Finland 2012

14 03 2012

Michelin Guide has updated it’s list of rewarded restaurants. All 5 existing Michelin restaurants kept their stars Chez Dominique in lead with 2 stars. We hoped that Chez Dominique would earn third star, but unfortunately not. Work or even food art of Hans Välimäki would have been worth of it.

Restaurants with Michelin stars are:

Chez Dominique, Rikhardinkatu 4, Helsinki: 2 stars (owner Hans Välimäki) http://www.chezdominique.fi/home_cd2?

Demo, Uudenmaankatu 9-11, Helsinki: 1 star (owners Tommi Tuominen and Teemu Aura) http://www.restaurantdemo.fi/demo

Luomo, Vironkatu 8, Helsinki: 1 star (owners Jouni Toivanen and Mika Mattila) http://www.luomo.fi/en/restaurant/

Olo, Kasarmikatu 44, Helsinki: 1 star (owners Pekka Terävä and Petri Lukkarinen) http://www.olo-restaurant.com/home.html

Postres, Eteläesplanadi 8, Helsinki: 1 star (owners Samuli Wirgentius and Jari Liimatta) http://www.postres.fi/


Bib Gourmand restaurants are:

Farang, Ainonkatu 3, Helsinki

Gaijin, Bulevardi 6, Helsinki – (new)

Grotesk, Ludviginkatu 8-10, Helsinki

La Table, Lönnrotinkatu 27, Helsinki (new location)

Solna, Solnantie 26, Helsinki

Interesting is that Farang and Gaijin have now both Bid Gourmand (excellent price/quality ratio) logos; both owned by chefs Tomi Björk and Matti Wiberg.  Also interesting is that Grotesk, owned by same chefs as Demo, got Bid Gourmand logo. First time same owners have two restaurants in Michelin Guide.




10 responses

25 03 2013

Thanks for stopping by at my blog—next time leave a comment :O)

23 03 2013
Kim 24/7 in France

Impressive post – I recently did a cooking class with a 1* chef which was really fun. Thanks for visiting my blog, too.

24 03 2013


19 03 2013

Interesting! Thanks for liking my recent blog post! Cheers!

24 03 2013

Likewise! Same stars 2013, list was just updated.

9 03 2013

I’ve been to Demo, Olo and Chez Dominique so far. I must say that Demo and Olo are both fantastic, a tough tie for the first place, with Chez Dominique in a far away third position. I agree with the previous comment that they charge twice for lower quality. Maybe it was the menu they had at the time, but the prices of the drinks were just ridiculously absurd. I’m looking forward to try Postres and Luomo.

10 08 2012

Just dined at Luomo, Postres and Chez Dominique on successive nights. Chez Dominique was a distant third. Over 4 hours for the 6 course version – I shudder to think how long the 9 or 13 course meal would have taken. Chez D was twice the price for lower quality – the wine pairing at 100 euros was absurd. I would give them zero stars – to suggest they should have three is just not real.

11 08 2012

Thanks for comments. Dined at Chez Dominique a year ago, would have given 5++++++++++

4 07 2012
Debra Kolkka

I will have to try some of these when I go back to Helsinki in September.

4 07 2012


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