Restaurant Day- a carnival of food

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Restaurant Day is unique food carnival- founded by three friends: Antti Tuomola, Olli Sirén and Timo Santala. Their idea is simple:

…anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day. It can happen anywhere: at your home, at the office, on a street corner, in your garden or inner courtyard, at a park, or on the beach – only your imagination is the limit.

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For me Restaurant day is amazing opportunity to test your own cooking, entrepreneur and custom service skills and meanwhile earn some extra cash! Also it`s great way of exploring different cultures through their traditional cuisine!

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Watching all these happy sellers makes you want to experience what they are encountering! Although I have always been at the festival as a foodie- trying all kind of tasty stuff- I am thinking of testing my Restaurateur skills as well.  Well, maybe not during the winter edition of the festival 😀 . 

These are only few of the delicious things I have tried during all the Restaurant days I have visited in my 3 years of living in Helsinki. There are plenty of sweet things: muffins, cupcakes, cookies, cakes, creams…whatever you can think of you will probably find it. Apart from sweets you can taste all kind of savoury dishes as well. As for the pricing- it varies but for a menu you can pay between 5 and 10 euros which is relatively normal in Helsinki. The cupcakes are around 2-4 euros each. 

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Restaurant Day is the world’s biggest food carnival and happens worldwide four times a year. In the past Restaurant Days all together about 22 000 one-day restaurants by over 88 000 restaurateurs have catered for estimated 2.5 million customers in 72 countries.

The food festival is especially appreciated by the little visitors 😉 

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I haven`t been to many festivals before I came to Finland. That`s why I find it great living in a place where you can always explore new things and visit different carnivals, plenty of which are free of charge or doesn`t necessary require spending a lot of money. In my previous post I wrote about The Annual Samba Carnival in Helsinki  which was also a great experience!

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The next Restaurant Day is on 21.11.2015. More information you can find on the Festival`s official website or on their Facebook page

If you like reading about my expat life in Finland read more here.

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