Mariehamn - Åland

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DESTINATIONS finland aland Dining Smakbyn


The refined establishment led by celebrated chef Michael Björklund is an entire gastronomic complex, which includes a high-class restaurant with an open kitchen, a distillery producing its own variety of apple brandy, a small shop, and even entire cooking courses.


Åland boasts a staggering variety of high-quality local produce. Apart from island-grown vegetables, there are lamb, pork, beef (meats also come in sausage form), and seafood (fish, especially pike, along with staples like smoked salmon and herring), as well as a range of dairy products and free-range eggs. Åland's chefs really have a wealth of prime ingredients to work with, and these are made excellent use of at some of the archipelago's fine restaurants.