Yet another corruption dinner. This time enjoyed the blini-week’s output in restaurant Lasipalatsi in the very center of downtown Helsinki.
Decided to go for the as many blini you can eat dish, with six toppings for maximal variety.
The blini were good, and the toppings plentiful – ranging from the classic roe and pickles/honey to mushrooms and reindeer. Despite their deceptively small size, the blini are quite filling. Managed almost four. Almost, in the sense that decided that some room must be left for the dessert.
Which was yet another strangely twisted variant of a classic, créme brùlée that had some crushed spruce sprouts in the mix. The basic taste was too strong, there was an occasional hint of something foresty in the yellow goo, but it was not pronounced at all.
The meal was definitely a good price at 23 euros, and the popularity is reflected in the almost consistently sold-out status of the evenings, and so the maître d’ advised us to book a table in advance if we have a hankering for more. I’m sure I will, one of these days.