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Restaurant of the Month, Finland
Restaurant Kolmon3n offers traditional Finnish fare with a modern European spin.
Living room dining Kolmon3n is a neighbourhood restaurant tucked away in the heart of Kallio, a vibrant district in Helsinki, and has become a popular lunch and dinner destination for locals and visitors alike. Inspired by modern Nordic cuisine, the restaurant’s menu boasts fresh, local produce from Helsinki and Finland, as well as a wide range of wines and local craft beers.
meat, fish and vegetarian options. “I and my business partner, Santeri Harju, wanted to open a restaurant that offers customers fresh seasonal food and tasty homely fare,” Lumb explains.
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From reindeer osso bucco and fish of the day to rose hip panna cotta, Kolmon3n serves traditional Finnish fare with a modern European spin. The restaurant also offers a seasonal à la carte menu of modern Finnish bistro cuisine. “As well as focusing on local produce,” Lumb says, “we want to make traditional Finnish cuisine interesting and combine it with new and exciting flavours.”
Located at the eastern end of Helsinki’s heart, Kallio used to be a working class neighbourhood that has undergone a facelift in recent years. Now home to a young and diverse population, the district’s rugged charm, paired with a number of trendy restaurants and bars, gives the area a distinctive appeal. Open since April 2014, Kolmon3n has established itself as a homely neighbourhood restaurant. Kolmon3n’s focus is on serving traditional Finnish food and fresh, local ingredients. “We serve traditional Finnish home cooking, made with the best-quality ingredients,” says Ryan Lumb, co-owner 94 | Issue 84 | January 2016
at Kolmon3n. “All our dishes are created using interesting flavours, sourced from the best local and Nordic ingredients. Many of our products are supplied by small businesses in and around Helsinki: our beers and ciders come from microbreweries all over Finland, our cheeses come from a local dairy, our coffee is roasted weekly at Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo and we stock gin from Helsinki Distilling Company. Supporting local business is important to us.”
Finnish delights Kolmon3n’s lunch is themed on Finnish home cooking with a twist. The lunch menu changes daily and always has
Living room vibe The simple yet colourful décor featuring typical modern Scandinavian design brings its own style and a special, relaxed feel to the restaurant. “The atmosphere in Kolmon3n is cosy and inviting; we wanted to give the place a homely feel and for customers to be able to relax. It’s almost
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