1st place, Tammiston Kuulas, Naantali
Over a century ago, the iconic yellow farmhouse of Kuulas took root in place called Tammisto in Naantali surroundings, accompanied by the planting of apple trees in its garden. Now everybody can embark on a culinary journey, where the essence of traditional Finnish food experience has been perfected to win the Hungry For Finland 2023 competition.
At Tammiston Kuulas, enveloped in the rustic charm of apple trees, guests can savour delightful sweet treats, sip on exquisite cocktails, or indulge the award-winning picnic basket. The air is filled with the melodies of old Finnish songs, creating a harmonious backdrop while farm’s sheep graze in the nearby pasture. Every detail at Kuulas, from the dining hall chairs to the coffee cups and the curated playlist, is designed to offer an unforgettable and authentic Finnish experience.
Tammiston Kuulas is cherished by the Hostess, Chef, and Entrepreneur, Anu Vaissi-Harismaa. Over a decade, Anu has dedicated herself to the meticulous restoration of her childhood home, infusing it with her personal touch while honouring its 100-year legacy. Anu's passion for both interior design and food seamlessly converges in her role as the Hostess of Tammisto, promising a stay where aesthetics and flavours coalesce seamlessly.
- The story behind the product is delightful and refers to the time when those working in the fields were given lunch in a basket. It's great that this tradition has been commercialized and brought to the present day. It is also worth mentioning that the picnic basket is also available in a vegan version, Visit Finland expert Terhi Hook comments.