If travelling in the Finnish Lake District, especially summertime, the Tertti manor near the city of Mikkeli is the place to visit for food lovers. Their sumptuous lunch buffets and gourmet dinners are just fantastic (note - dinner needs to be ordered beforehand) and served in the charming pink manor house. The elegant interior is lovingly kept as it used to be in the 1890s.
We had booked dinner with Tertti’s “surprise menu” and enjoyed it on the beautiful lush Chekhovian veranda on a lovely summer evening. You could wish fish or meat for the main course but the rest was to be a surprise. Moose roast beef with wild herbs and mustard sauce was served as the first course – the paper thin moose was just gorgeous. It was followed by delicious perch fished that morning from Lake Saimaa, served with small chanterelles and new potatoes and roe sauce. The menu finished with French toast with fresh berries and rose parfait. The young chef came out to introduce every dish. The wine list was interesting and of high quality; we learned that the manor imports some wines directly from France. We were very happy with the dining experience overall but only slightly disappointed by the French toast as desert since our earlier desert experiences have been so amazing in this place (like the unforgettable cloudy raspberry meringue desert we had once earlier and are still talking about...).
Accomodation is offered (five rooms or so) in smallish but nice rooms decorated with vintage furniture, with shower, tv and minibar plus a small balcony towards the green surrounding meadows. The breakfast is included in the room price and served either in the manor house or in the coffee house in the premises: lovely selection of bread (the rye bread is baked on a 100 year old dough root), local cheeses and meats, delicious porridge, berries – we had blueberry shots - and the wonderful smoked vendace of the house. Among the best breakfasts you can get in Finland! Do not forget to visit the manor shop where you can buy their bread, rose products, and the vendace of course.
We do keep returning every summer and can very warmly recommend a visit.
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