Restaurant Parppeinpirtti, standing on a hill near Ilomantsi, is a good place to sample genuine Karelian fare. The buffet menu is a modern version of Finnish eastern tradition, including both Slavic and Orthodox influences. The typical buffet includes a large selection of pies, fish, salads, mushrooms, casseroles, vegetables and stews. Desserts are usually based on local berries such as lingonberry, strawberry, bilberry and cloudberry. And don’t forget to try the local berry wines and liqueurs.
The Karelian buffet is served daily in summertime:
in June and August from 11 noon to 4 pm, in July from 11 noon to 6 pm.
Price 23,50 €, children (4-12 yrs) 11,50 €
In the wintertime the Karelian buffet is served on Saturday and Sunday; on weekdays a home-cooked lunch is available.
In 2015 Restaurant Parppeinpirtti got picked out to the Top Choice List of Lonely Planet as one of the top restaurants in Finland.
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tel. +358 10 239 9950