I am a hotel guy and I love to eat. Wonder why Hotelli- ja Ravintolamuseo or Hotel and Restaurant Museum in English is one of my favorite spots? Sad thing is that even most of the locals don’t know we have our very own Hotelli- ja Ravintolamuseo in Helsinki.
I know Hotelli- ja Ravintolamuseo is not a must place to visit for everyone but I encourage you to explore the history of hospitality in Finland. Hotelli- ja Ravintolamuseo gives a chance for you to go behind the scenes and see what actually happens in the kitchen or back office of an hotel. How has the service culture evolved throughout the years? I claim Finnish hotels and restaurants offer better service than French ones for example, so how come?
I am glad to see Hotelli- ja Ravintolamuseo is seeing some new action at the moment when the last Wednesdays of each month are now hosting a changing pop up café. You may also visit the museums free of charge from 17:00 – 20:00 on the last Wednesday of each month.
Things people in Helsinki eat nowadays, like cured salmon, Carelian pies, mashed potatoes and meatballs… you will get to know the thinking and history behind the food we eat. It is interesting to see what kind of food we ate back in the days, both at home or at a restaurant.