Let me start out with the good: The presentation of the food is absolutely immaculate and very creative. Particularly during the first courses the flavors were very bold, at times too bold. There were no "big failures" in the dishes we tasted, although I wondered a couple times whether it was me, or whether the different flavors just didn't play well together. For example, I enjoyed the individual items of the course called "Finger Food" but the tastes were just not complimenting each other as a dish. As we moved along to the mains the dishes became a little too conventional and "safe" for me. The were good and the quality was outstanding, however there were no surprises. The mains were clearly inspired by the common nordic (or Finnish) cuisine and they did not leave the safe zone. Both dessert courses were featuring blueberries (again, nordic-themed?). Blueberry sauce was served in both courses following one another, which I thought was boring. Afterwards I wished they would just have skipped the first of them.
I did enjoy being served by particularly one of the staff, non-Finnish, he did a very good job presenting the different courses in english, he also did best at being attentive. However the other staff just didn't do well in either making me feel welcome, engaging with the customers or presenting the courses. There is simply no excuse for mumbling or not knowing (in English) what the courses include in a restaurant that claims Michelin stars. Another minus is that the restaurant seemed a bit too busy during the beginning of the evening, we were sitting relatively in the middle and there was "traffic" during the first hours of our visit, it would do good with one or two fewer tables. Also, the decorations in the windows were very very dusty which left me wondering. I did not appreciate the decorations overall, but that's a matter of personal taste. Another funny detail was the accessible bathroom: They have it, it is very well designed to accomodate someone using wheelchair, however it has been furnished making the use by a person in a wheelchair completely impossible. Funny for me, probably not that funny for someone who actually needs it.
Overall, it was nice, but it wasn't a wow-experience that I expected.
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