NEW YORK -- Travelers in search of electrifying restaurants in
Helsinki and Copenhagen might want to try the following
Lisa Long, marketing manager for Norvista Travel Services in
New York, dines at the Restaurant Hariton or Restaurant Volga when
in Helsinki. Run by a Finnish chef who spent time at the Savoy
hotel in Moscow, the neighboring restaurants are decked out with
Russian art and furniture.
The Hariton is the more formal of the two, while the "more
Russian-looking, more fantastical" Volga is set around a "bizarre
papier-mache tree," Long said.
Each serves its own specialties of Finnish-influenced Russian
fare. At Volga, it's pelmeni -- Russian gnocchi in sour cream and
At Hariton, Long favors the Mushroom Julienne appetizer of diced
mushrooms in sour cream sauce.
Dinner at each, with wine, costs about $100 per person.
The restaurants are located on Kasarmikatu 44 in the center of
town, not far from the market square and harbor.
Phone: (011) 358-9 622-1717, Web: www.hariton.fi, E-mail:
[email protected]For a splurge in Copenhagen, Krogs Fiskerestaurant is
"definitely worth it," said Tina Davis of Weco-Travel Inc., a BTI
Americas Partner agency in Columbia, Md.
Davis, who is Danish, has dined at this formal seafood
restaurant for years. "Something everyone should try while in
Copenhagen is lun fiskefillet med remoulade paa rugbroed -- a warm,
fried fish fillet with a cold dressing on native rye bread," she
said. "A cold glass of chablis is very nice with this dish."
Krogs fans also rave about the bouillabaisse, a French seafood
soup, she said.
The restaurant faces a canal on Gammel Strand, one block from
Stroeget, the city's main walking street.
Phone: (011) 45-33 158-915, Fax: (011) 45-33 158-319