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Finnish chef Jouni Toivanen to host HK pop-up

Written by
Douglas Parkes

Foodies, rejoice! If you were worrying about where your next delectable meal was going to come post Taste, here’s your answer. Jouni Toivanen, chef-owner of Helsinki’s Michelin-starred restaurant Luomo, is coming to Sai Ying Pun’s Test Kitchen next month to showcase the best of modern Nordic cuisine.

A man who cites Heston Blumenthal and Ferran Adrià as important influences, from April 4 to 8, Toivanen will demonstrate how he puts to use contemporary kitchen techniques to get the most out of wild, foraged ingredients. What that means for your taste buds is, diners can look forward to a menu that ranges from the relatively straightforward and traditional – Forest Mushroom Flat Bread – to more avant-garde dishes like Pigeon 24h Chlorophyll.

Every course and dish will feature at least one element foraged from the gardens and hills of Toivanen’s native Finland. The eight-course tasting menu will cost $1,080, with the wine pairing an extra $380. Or, if you’d rather bring your own vintages, corkage costs just $100. 

This is a rare opportunity for Hongkongers to sample this very on-trend style of cooking, so if you’re interested, we recommend you book now.

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