Restaurang Pommern: Nautical environment
This is in Mariehamn , a few streets away from the ship from which it takes its name. However it is based on the ship and rigging ropes and photos are everywhere.
We can vouch for the gravad lax [on Åland black bread], fish soup and pike perch.
The cooking is of high standard and the prices are not low but certainly not outrageous.
Favorite Dish: The pike perch is delicious and we particularly appreciated it because it is not available here in England.
- Museum Visits
Julius Cafe: Dont miss Aland PanCake
Favorite Dish: This recipe was published by the Åland Tourist Bureau.
I bought 1 postcard with the recipe but it is in Finnish ( I guess ) so I found the other in english and This recipe was published by the Åland Tourist Bureau,from Göran Ekstrand's Café Julius, which is apparently famous for it (though it's a traditional food on the island).
2.5 Tbsp sugar
2.5 Tbsp flour
1 cup rice, cooked and cooled
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/3 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix the eggs and the sugar. Add rice, flour, cardamom, salt, then the milk and mix thoroughly. Pour into a small casserole dish and bake 25 – 30 minutes, until the edges turn a light brown and the center is no longer gelatinous.
The article said that this is traditionally served with plum jam, but that the Café Julius serves it with raspberry jam and whipped cream.
On the boat to Mariehamn: Local specialties
We just wanted to have a taste of some local products before arriving, and my friend Bridget just fell in love with this cheese. Elk cheese mixed with elk ham if I well remember...
Delicious on crakers ;-)
Nikolaj café and brasserie: Need to warm up ?
I remember drinking a tasty hot soup in this place situated inside a gallery. Not really cheap but soooooo warm ! We just came back from a long walk, and this was perfect !
Open every day
On top of the Geta Bergen: Pancake!
Our friends visited Geta day before us, told there was one delicious cake up there;))...and the view of course...So we cycled... It was worth it!
Favorite Dish: We tasted only this "pannikaka" - it tasted as good as it looks:)
- Hiking and Walking