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Klaus K & Bardot – a relaxing Friday

Klaus K & Bardot – a relaxing Friday

I had a day off on Friday and had grabbed a nice hotel deal a few months ago. So, we spent one night at a hotel and had an excellent dinner in Helsinki on Friday. Klaus K Sky Studio After hubby finished work on Friday 

Urban hotel Verso in Jyväskylä

Urban hotel Verso in Jyväskylä

Due to some family issues we ended up taking an ex-tempore two-night stay in Jyväskylä. We took off on a couple of days’ notice, so I booked a hotel through booking.com and managed to get a pretty good deal. Modern hotel on historic premises On 

Italialaista punaviiniä & ranskalaista pataa

Italialaista punaviiniä & ranskalaista pataa

Viikonloppuna maistui taas ruuan kanssa Rosa Viini ja Ruoka -palvelusta saatu viini. Syksyn saavuttua teki mieli lihapataa, joten viiniksi valitsin luonnollisesti punaviinin. English summary at the end of the post. Femar Vini Gran Appasso Viiniksi valitsin italialaisen Femar Vini Gran Appasso -punaviinin. Tässä appassimento-menetelmällä valmistetussa 

Eating reindeer and visiting pandas

Eating reindeer and visiting pandas

Hubby celebrated his birthday last Sunday. As we had planned a weekend away with friends, we had an early birthday dinner already on Thursday. Reindeer weeks at Restaurant Lasipalatsi We chose an old favorite for hubby’s birthday dinner, Restaurant Lasipalatsi. The building in which the 

Sauvignon blanc ja parmesaanikala

Sauvignon blanc ja parmesaanikala

Viikonloppuna maistui taas ruuan kanssa Rosa Viini ja Ruoka -palvelusta saatu viini. Koska olin päättänyt kokkailla vaaleaa kalaa kaivelin valkoviinivalikoimaa. English summary at the end of the post. King’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc Vertailtuani muutamaa viinikaapista löytynyttä valkoviiniä päädyin avaamaan uusi-seelantilaisen King’s Bay Sauvignon Blancin. Kyseessä 

Åland offered culinary delights

Åland offered culinary delights

Like I promised, here is a separate post on all the lovely food we got to enjoy during our Åland adventure. I had booked a table for us for the first night at a tapas restaurant in Mariehamn called Boquerian. I instantly liked the vibe 

Bomarsund and shopping

Bomarsund and shopping

The next morning at breakfast we met the owner of the hotel, who gave us a bunch of ideas of what to see and do during the day. First, we made a stop at Sund church. The church is dedicated to John the Baptist and 

Kastelholm and great views

Kastelholm and great views

After a couple of days in Mariehamn it was time to head outside the capital. We started the day by driving to Kastelholm castle. Originally the castle was a fortress. Construction on it began at the end of the 14th century. The precise year is 

Mariehamn and Eckerö

Mariehamn and Eckerö

I apologize for the short hibernation on the blog, I’ve been on vacation and suffering from a bit of a blogger’s block. Well, at least, I’ve collected material for posts while I’ve been away. Vacation trip kicked off To kick off our summer vacation we 

Mökki-illallinen venetsialaisten hengessä

Mökki-illallinen venetsialaisten hengessä

Rosa viini- ja ruokakerho toimitti alkuviikosta laatikollisen viinejä venetsialaisten eli huvilakauden loppettajaisten hengessä. Koska olimme sopineet vierailevamme kaverien mökillä viikon loppupuolella pakkasin mukaan pullon punaviiniä maisteltavaksi ja suunnittelin sille kaveriksi helpon mökkiaterian. English summary at the end of the post. Mökkikassiin pakkasin espanjalainen Piedemonte Reserva -viini,