Fodor's Expert Review Chez Dominique

$$$$ Katajanokka and Senaatintori French

Celebrity chef Hans Välimäki uses locally produced ingredients wherever possible, creating his own Finnish take on high-end French cuisine. While the menu changes several times a year, pigeon from Anju filled with duck foie gras and served with consumme or salsify (oyster plant) has held its own since 1998; a recurring dessert is chocolate cannelloni with liquid chocolate and raspberry mousse. The dining room, design by Finn Vertti Kivi, is a sexy combination of black carpet, white walls, leather chairs, and black tinted glass, with a few small veiled-glass windows into the kitchen. There's a 13-course degustation menu for around €175.

French Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Rikhardink. 4
Helsinki, Uusimaa  00130, Finland

09-612–7393

www.chezdominique.fi

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed late Jun.–Aug., Mon., and Sun. No lunch Tue., Reservations essential

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