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Restaurant Piparkakkutalo, ”The Gingerbread House”, is a traditional, popular and cosy restaurant at the heart of Hämeenlinna next to the main church and the marketplace. The restaurant offers traditional European food with specialities and seasonal local ingredients.

Restaurant Piparkakkutalo is located in a historical house. The house was built in 1906-07 as a home for merchant August Skogster whose department store was located next to the house. The house is designed by one of the most famous Finnish architect of that time, Selim A. Lindqvist. The house is a Jugend style building.

Restaurant Piparkakkutalo is ideal for all kinds of lunch and dinner occasions, informal or formal. There are also dining cabinets and meeting cabinets available for private occasions.

There is a cosy pub, Albertin Kellari, located in the basement of the Restaurant. The pub is fully licensed with a wide selection of beers, ciders and other drinks. Also a selection of tasty bar snacks is available. There is live music every week ranging from jazz to blues, roots etc. Also quiz and theme nights are organized regularly.

 

A la carte list, November-December 2018

Menus

TRADITIONAL MENU 45,30 €

Toast Skagen

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House Classic – Pepper steak

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House-made ice cream

 

TASTING MENU 58,00 €

(Vegan menu also available)

(for the whole party)

Shrimps & whitefish roe

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Parsnip & Mangalitsa

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Reindeer & cranberry

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Cava & mint

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Chocolate, pistachio & cherry

Wine package for the menu 29 €

 

VEGAN MENU 37,00 €

Parsnip & mushroom

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Beetroot & almond

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Raw cake & sea-buckthorn

 

Starters

TOAST SKAGEN & WHITE FISH ROE 10,50 €

Classic delicacy – shrimp tails and onion in dill mayonnaise,

served on a toast with whitefish roe (L)

 

SNAILS & PELTOLA BLUE CHEESE 10,50 €

Snails with garlic butter, Peltola blue cheese & house bread (low-lactose)

 

ICE CELLAR SALMON, DARK BREAD & SOUR MILK 10,50 €

Salmon ripened in salty broth, crumbled dark bread, pickled vegetables & sour milk dressing (L)

 

PARSNIP SOUP & MANGALITSA 9,90 €/ 15,90 €

Parsnip soup lightly seasoned with vanilla & mangalitsa pork (L, G)

 

PARSNIP SOUP & PICKLED VEGETABLES 9,90 €/ 15,90 €

Parsnip soup lightly seasoned with vanilla & pickled vegetables(Veg)

 

GREEN SALAD 6,50 €

Rocket, tomato, cucumber, pomegranate, marinated red onion & pumpkin seeds (Veg, G)

 

Main dish

BEETROOT RISOTTO & KALE PESTO 19,50 €
Rich beetroot risotto, roasted and caramelized beetroot, kale pesto,

almonds & sprouts (L, G, available Veg)

 

FISH OF THE DAY at daily price

Fresh fish of the day, fried Jerusalem artichoke and kale, Jerusalem artichoke puree & dill Beurre Blanc -sauce

 

CHARGRILLED SALMON & COLD SMOKED MUSSELS 24,60 €

Chargrilled salmon, potato puree, roasted fennel & creamy cold smoked mussel sauce (L, G)

 

COUNTRY CHICKEN & BEETROOT 21,90 €

Fried country chicken breast, beetroot risotto, roasted and caramelized beetroot, kale pesto, almonds & parmesan L, G)

 

FRIED LIVER & SHERRY ONIONS 19,40 €

Fried liver, potato mash, roasted bacon, sherry onion jam, & red wine sauce (L, G)

 

LAMB SHANK & RED WINE SAUCE 23,90 €

Slowly cooked lamb shank with red wine sauce, root vegetables and mashed potatoes (L, G)

 

SIRLOIN STEAK, ROIMAINE & PARMESAN 23,90 €

Finnish sirloin steak with garlic-leaf parsley butter, coutry fries,

romaine salad and parmesan dressing (L, G)

 

PEPPER STEAK & BAKED POTATO 29,60 €

House Classic – Finnish tenderloin steak with creamy pepper sauce,

fried long beans and bacon served with baked potato with unripened cheese (L, G)

 

REINDEER IN TWO WAYS & CRANBERRIES 33,50 €

Reindeer sirloin and reindeer sausage from the local butcher, caramelized parsnip,

 parsnip puree & dark cranberry sauce (L, G)

 

GAME OF THE DAY at daily price

Game of the day, fried black salsify and onions, potato fondant, parsnip puree & dark mushroom sauce

 

Desserts

HOMEMADE ICE CREAM & MINT SYRUP 8,90 €

Homemade ginger bread ice cream with mint syrup and whipped cream (L)

 

CHOCOLATE CAKE, PISTACHIOS & CHERRY 9,90 €

Chocolate cake, pistachio ice cream, cherry jam & white chocolate

 

CRÈME BRÛLÉE & PEAR 9,90 €

Classical Crème brûlée, pear mousse seasoned with ginger & but crumble (L, G)

 

ASSORTMENT OF FINNISH CHEESE 8,00 €

Peltola Blue, Goat Gruyère, cheddar, house-made sea-buckthorn and carrot jam,

currant and gooseberry jam, horsebean crispy bread & gingerbread

 

ICE CREAM

our staff will tell you the flavors

3,20 € / scoop

 

HOUSE SAUCES à 1,00 €

Berry melba, caramel, mint

 

PETIT FOURS à 1,50 €

Local chocolate pralines

The opening hours

Restaurant Piparkakkutalo

Mon Closed
Tue-Thu 11-22
Fri 11-23
Sat 12-23
Sun Closed

 

Albertin Kellari

Wed-Thu 16-02
Fri-Sat 16-03
(Sun-Tue) Closed