Kuurna is a tiny little gourmet restaurant that, in my opinion, should have had it’s Michelin star long ago. But to be honest, I hope they will never get it, as it’s just perfect the way it is! I have had some of my best dinners here, thanks to the two young chefs, Heikki Purhonen and Antto Melasniemi who are both very creative, ambitious and innovative. And they haven’t failed me yet.
The place reminds me of some small, romantic place in Paris, quite bohemian but in an elegant way. The main thing here, however, is food, which is just fabulous. Uncomplicated, prepared from the best ingredients with love. The menu is quite limited, you can choose from three starters, three main courses and three desserts. In my book this means that they really concentrate on each and every thing they serve.
The menu changes weekly, sometimes new things are also added daily. They bake their own bread, and it’s gooood! They also know their wines very well, and I like to let them recommend me what to drink. No misses there either!
Be sure to book in advance, because the space is so limited and the place is quite popular. You can make your reservation for either between 18:00 and 20:00 or from 20:00 onwards. Service is extremely friendly but sometimes understandably a bit rushed. For the quality of the food, I think this place gives really good value for your money.
Kuurna is closed for the summer holidays in July.