A culinary journey into Finnish flavors inspired of art

We set out on a culinary journey, inspired by the historical tales underlying the works of Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The dishes will be prepared using our national treasures, such as vendace, game, mushrooms and berries. From these high-quality ingredients our kitchen creates modern classics.

1st course Mänttä Rapids
The rush of Mänttä Rapids could still be heard from afar in the 19th century. Today, it is hidden in the depths of the paper mill. In our glass bubbles a delightful drink. But what is hidden in our plate?

2nd course Rustic Life
The second course takes us into the realm of Finnish rural flavors. Could it be there’s a Slavic touch in this as well?  The painting Rustic life eventually ended up in Russia and travelled a mysterious path in the wake of the Russian revolution.

3rd course The Problem
Artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela, composers Oskar Merikanto, Robert Kajanus and Jean Sibelius often met for dinner in a restaurant to discuss life and art. Like the artist friends, we savour flavors popular in the late 19th century, accompanied by fine wine.

To finish Portrait of Sissi Serlachius
Our culinary journey ends with Sissi Serlachius, the daughter of the paper devil. Our dessert is soft with a hint of bitterness, just like Sissi’s life. Gallen-Kallela painted the portrait of mill owner Serlachius’ 12-year-old daughter Sissi in 1889. For its model, the work became a treasured and important work.

Languages: Finnish or englishGroup size: 10-80 persons, ask for an offer
Available: Year round

For extra charge: Guidances in the exhibitions of the Serlachius Museums.