Lapland Hotels brings rare delicacies from the Arctic Ocean to cities again
Press release | Mon Oct 17 09:22:00 2022
The flavours and atmosphere of the Arctic Ocean will be available at breakfast, dinner, on the surprise menu and meeting catering at Lapland Hotels’ select urban hotels from 19 October to 5 November 2022. Head Chef Tero Mäntykangas says that the recipes of the immensely popular Arctic Ocean weeks have been further refined and the offering slightly modified from last year. Fish and shellfish will again play the leading role, but there will also be more reindeer on offer.
The Arctic Ocean theme weeks will take place at the Kultá restaurant of Lapland Hotels Bulevardi in Helsinki, Dabbal in Tampere, Gallá in Kuopio and Oula in Oulu. Ingredients from the Arctic Ocean region are particularly delicate and fine – their handling and preparation requires expertise that can be found in the restaurants of Lapland Hotels’ urban hotels.
“For us in Lapland, the Arctic Ocean’s treats are the most typical local food. We’re lucky to have the opportunity to cook with such diverse and pure ingredients and also bring a taste of them to cities. Culinary enthusiasts will now have a chance to enjoy rare delicacies such as fresh scallops and anglerfish that aren’t often available in southern Finland,” says Mäntykangas.
Surprise menus vary by restaurant
This year’s specialty is the Arctic Ocean platter that contains, for example, king crab, scallop, oysters and mussels. The dish is great for sharing between two. In addition, each restaurant will plan its own surprise menu featuring selected ingredients from the Arctic Ocean.
“I want to put the top talents in our kitchens in the spotlight and give them free rein in planning the menu. With ingredients as fine as these, one’s imagination is the only limit. The theme weeks also allow customers to sample rarely served culinary experiences, such as cod tongue or cheek.”
“Now we’ve also included more reindeer. Similar to last year, customers are in for hearty dishes that are meant to be shared. The Arctic Ocean’s salty ingredients complement exquisitely the sweet flavours of Lapland. Themes such as this that combine northern culinary cultures are a perfect fit for Lapland Hotels’ food philosophy,” says Mäntykangas.
The urban hotels participating in the theme weeks will also offer the delicacies of the Arctic Ocean at dinner and breakfast included in Staycation packages from 19 October to 5 November 2022.
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Travel company Lapland Hotels & Safaris offers northern experiences for all senses. It consists of Finland’s largest private hotel chain, Lapland Hotels, the largest event service company in the Nordic countries, Lapland Safaris Group Oy , and Lapland Ski Resorts. The group has a total of approximately 1,700 employees.
Lapland Hotels has 19 hotels, more than 2,400 rooms and apartments as well as over 10,000 restaurant seats around Finland: in Ylläs, Levi, Saariselkä, Rovaniemi, Olos, Luosto, Kilpisjärvi, Pallas, Hetta, Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu and Kuopio. Lapland Safaris offers unique outdoor activities in eight destinations in Lapland: Rovaniemi, Ylläs, Saariselkä, Levi, Luosto, Olos, Hetta and Kilpisjärvi. Lapland Ski Resorts comprises five ski centres located in Ylläs, Luosto, Olos, Pallas and Rovaniemi.<< More press releases