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Michelin Guide Nordic Press event @ Teurastamo

Teurastamo had the privilege of hosting a special press event on Monday 27.5.2024 for Michelin Nordic Guide press pre-gala. This event was showcasing the best artisanal producers from Teurastamo area to give a taste of local specialities all in one go.

The event kicked off with a tartar steak workshop by Reinin Liha where all participants got to learn how to make their own steak tartar from beautifully aged beef. Small appetisers continued with a making of classic Sillileipä, Smorgasbord style open sandwich with salt herring on top of a real Archipelago rye bread baked by Leipomo Väyrynen.

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It was not only local food served in this event but also a selection of tasty artisanal drinks. First one to present their products was Kai Kilpinen and Mikko Mykkänen, founders of the Helsinki Distilling Company. This Helsinki’s own distillery is located at the corner of the Teurastamo yard, producing some tasty ardent spirits like rye whisky, Nordic gin and akvavit just to name a few. Of course there was some traditional akvavit snaps and Crayfish party singing involved lead by the great Mikko Mykkänen, HDCO Master Distiller.

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This was followed by Natural Drinks Factory’s owner, legendary bartender extraordinaire Timo Siitonen, presenting his DR_NK Non-alcoholic Cocktails. Everyone got to hear the story and inspiration behind these unique bottled products. The selection includes 15 different flavours to choose from Nordic flavours to exotic concoctions. DR_NK is a ready bottled handmade cocktail made from 100% natural ingredients without any preservatives.

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Finally this pre-lunch event finished off with a Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo coffee tasting hosted by Priit Saade. Coffee roastery is located at the heart of Teurastamo, sometimes in the morning you can smell the fresh roasting coffee. Michelin Guide press got to taste their just launched summer coffee and got to be part of Finnish coffee culture. 

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This was a one of kind possibility to reach out to international press with Teurastamo’s locally produced goods. The event presented the best of Teurastamo, Helsinki has to offer when it comes to locally produced specialities.

Kiitos Teurastamo ja kaikki osallistuneet tahot! 

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