Another positive find on our latest visit was Farang, a year-old restaurant located at the beautifully restored Taidehalli (the Art Museum built in 1928) at No. 3 Aino’s Street ( Ainonkatu ) in the downtown district of Töölö. Its young chef-owners, Tomi Björk and Matti Wikberg, serve up South Asian food in a minimalist space. We recommend the tasting menus as the very best way to get to know the cuisine, and your waiter will also explain how to properly eat each inventive course.
And to finish off our Helsinki winter series, here’s something to light up the first part of 2011: This far north, the winter months are dark, which is why the City of Helsinki presents Season of Light (Valon Vuodenaika) from December 31 to January 9. Various significant sites and buildings in the downtown core will be lit up with light installations by three artists from Finland, Germany and Sweden. The light spectacles go on continuously every evening from 5 pm to 11 pm.
[Photos: The City of Helsinki, Helsinki Tourism]
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