Ravintola Juuri, Helsinki, 6/29/13

exterior
exterior

This was a smallish place with Sapas in addition to main dish options. Sapas are small Finnish appetizers whose roots lie in hand-made cooking and Finnish traditions. Much like Spanish tapas, there was a wonderful sounding selection and we just asked the server to pick us a half-dozen to start our meal. They are small portions but easily shared.

menu
menu
Sapa menu
Sapa menu
Table hanging wine chiller
Table hanging wine chiller
Cool glassware
Cool glassware

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I was hesitant about some but pleasantly surprised that I really liked them all! The main course lavaret was a mild white fish and also quite delicious. A very fun place!

Broad bean and yogurt salad with dill and mint
Broad bean and yogurt salad with dill and mint
Bread service
Bread service
Char grilled celeriac and dill
Char grilled celeriac and dill
Salted and smoked perch with pickled red onion
Salted and smoked perch with pickled red onion
Beer cheese with carrot relish
Beer cheese with carrot relish
Seared fillet of lamb with carrot puree and dried cabbage
Seared fillet of lamb with carrot puree and dried cabbage
Eggroll with false morels and green onion puree
Eggroll with false morels and green onion puree
Poached trout with barley and dill risotto
Poached trout with barley and dill risotto
salt
salt
Interior
Interior
Fried lavaret (fish) with smoked fish and nettle pancake and currant leaf beurre blanc
Fried lavaret (fish) with smoked fish and nettle pancake and currant leaf beurre blanc
coffee
coffee
Caramel waffle with cardamon ice cream and rhubarb
Caramel waffle with cardamom ice cream and rhubarb
Second room
second room

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