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My latest YouTube video tells you about a delicious lunch in the stylish restaurant Paven, which is located on the island of Pentala in Espoo, Finland. The good thing about this location is that even if you don’t own yourself a boat, it is possible to reach this Pentala island during summer time by water bus. And after one year, when the metro station will come to Soukka in Espoo, it will provide a relatively easy access to the Soukka boat dock. From there one can take the local bus and short walk. And then finally the water bus, ie the scheduled archipelago boats of the city of Espoo, will take you to the island of Pentala.
Watch from the video below what the restaurant Paven and its delicious lunch with pike and potatoes looked like and how nicely the sun was shining and the sea glistening from the seaview windows. The dessert was decorated with edible flowers, which crowned the meal and proved that even sea buckthorn berries can be made tasting nice and sweet when you know to do it.
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The meal which you see in the video, included a starter drink and appetizers, main course made of pike and dessert of sea buckthorn, and the meal was almost gluten-free. Only 1/5 of the appetizers contained gluten. The meat in the appetizers was replaced with cheese on request and gluten-free bread was also arranged by the restaurant. The gluten-free beer which they offered was stunning and one of the best things enjoyed. Other unforgettable good taste experiences in this restaurant Paven were a greenish starter drink, the asparagus in the main course, and the gentle and visually impressive dessert which was decorated with sea buckthorn and edible flowers. The dessert was suitably sweet, not too much.
Restaurant Paven hosts many private events, but there will always be seats available at least on the terrace. More information can be found on restaurant Paven’s own website.
Pentala Archipelago Museum
In addition to the nature trail, there’s also the Pentala Archipelago Museum located next to Paven on the Pentala Island. The museum, which consists of several buildings, took you with its grandmother’s cottage somewhere to the time of the black-and-white films 100 years ago, telling about the life of the archipelago in Finland then. The grandmother’s cottage with its creaking floor, fireplace and other kitchen utensils were also reminding me of my own childhood summers in the countryside. The Pentala Archipelago Museum is a museum card destination and it is open during the summer season. Find more information from the City of Espoo website.
You can read this post also in Finnish.
Read more about charming travel destinations in Finland from my visual travel guide INDIVUE – Trip to Finland. I translate it from Finnish and you can find the original with the name INDIVUE – Matka Suomeen!