Haukilahden Helmi

The beautiful restaurant building of Espoon Merenkävijät sailing club was renamed Haukilahden Helmi, ‘The Pearl of Haukilahti’, because that is exactly what it is.

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But even the most beautiful pearl can lose its lustre, so we gave the building, including the kitchen, a complete facelift.

The interior was designed by interior architect Ilkka Mälkiäinen. Everything inside the building was renovated up to the roof, and the terrace was also completely revamped. But enough with that, everyone should come and feel for themselves how comfortable our new chairs are.

Ammi Karppinen is in charge of the important job of restaurant manager. Her exuberant humour, stress tolerance and long experience in the restaurant business ensure that my vision of good service is realised every single day.

The kitchen is supervised by chef Tero Nummelin, whose list of merits is too long to be repeated here. Our guests are able to enjoy a great variety of the pearls of the earth and the sea as our menus change with the seasons and sometimes even with the winds on the sea.

The wines on our wine list have been carefully selected to beautifully accompany the delicacies from our kitchen.

Opening a new restaurant is always very exciting, but I’m sure you will love Helmi, a pearl of a restaurant, for which we have a great vision and that we designed with a big heart.

We’ll be doing our best, and I’m sure that we’ll be the best of friends before long and can enjoy this and the coming seasons hand in hand!

Restaurant owner,

Sikke Sumari

STARTERS

 

Cold-smoked Northern pike with wasabi mayonnaise D, G 

Watercress, radish and black radish

17

 

Prawn ceviche D, G

Marinated prawns, red onion and crayfish cookie

17

 

Helmi’s pumpkin soup L, G (VEG)

chili-coconut sauce and marinated pumpkin

17

 

Rabbit rillet with brioche L

Pickled seasonal mushrooms and gooseberry compote

17

 

 

MAIN COURSES

 

Confit fennel with beetroot D, G

Bean casserole with turmeric

22

 

Mushroom risotto LL, G

Risotto with seasonal mushrooms

24

 

Fish of the day L, G

Potato terrine, carrot purée and lobster sauce

29

 

Marbled sirloin and brisket L, G

Almon potatoes and root vegetables

32

 

Burger L (G) 

180 g Finnish beef or vegetable burger, mature Cheddar cheese, fresh tomato salsa, ancho chilli mayonnaise and rocket

24

 

 

SIDE DISHES

 

Green salad  D, G

6

 

French fries with ancho chilli mayonnaise D, G 

6

 

Bread basket with house butter L

3

 

 

DESSERT

 

Carrot cake L 

Carrot jam and cream cheese sorbet

12

 

Cherry trio L

Cherry mousse, cherry sorbet and cherry tuile biscuit

12

 

Hazelnut crème brûlée L, G

Apple sorbet and apple compote

12

 

Piece of cheese with jam

7

Sparkling wines

120 ml / bottle

Ferghettina Franciacorta Brut, Italy
86

Flors Blanques Organic Cava, Spain
9 / 50

Passione Sentimento Prosecco Rosé, Italy
9 / 50

Passione Sentimento Prosecco, Italy
9 / 50

Champagne

120 ml / bottle

Taittinger Brut Resérve, France
15 / 89

Taittinger Prestige Rosé, France

135

Taittinger Millésime Brut 2014, France
130

White wines

160 ml / bottle

Cesari Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2020, Italy 

Pinot Grigio

Dry, acidic, notes of pear

 10 / 48

 

Weinrieder Grüner veltliner klassik 2019, Austria

Grüner veltliner

Dry, elegant, notes of ripe apple

12,50 /  56

 

Villa Maria Earth Garden organic

Sauvignon blanc, 2020, New Zealand

Sauvignon blanc

Dry, acidic, with fruity notes

14,50 / 68

 

Jakob Jung Riesling classic 2020, Germany

Riesling

Medium dry, acidic, minerality

14 / 65

 

Elena Walch, Ewa Cuvée, Italy

Gewürztraminer, müller thurgau, chardonnay

Dry, vibrant, floral notes

15 / 70

 

Garganuda Soave 2019, Italy 

Soave

Dry, ripe orange notes

13,50 / 62

ROSÉ WINES

160 ml / bottle

Porta del Vento Maque Rosato, Sicily
Perricone
Dry, full-bodied, cherry notes
11,50 / 50

Fleurs De Prairie, France
Grenache, cinsault, syrah
Dry, strawberry notes
12,50 / 56

Himmel Pink Riesling, Germany
Riesling, pinot noir
Medium dry, peach notes
14 / 60

Red wines

160 ml / bottle

Monteversa Rosso di Versa 2014, Italy

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet frank

Medium-bodied, balanced, spicy notes

11,20 / 50

 

Labrune Et Fils, France

Pinot noir,

Medium-bodied, soft tannins, rich with berry notes

10 / 48

 

Cave De Tain Crozes-Hermitage

Vin Biologique 2016, France

Syrah

Medium-bodied, soft tannins, sweet spiciness

12,50 / 56

 

Dettori Renuso Rosso, Sardinia

Cannonau, Monica, Pascale,

Full-bodied, soft, hints of liquorice

14 / 65

 

Villa Calicantus, Soracuna,

Bardolino classico 2019, Italy

Corvina, Merlot, Molinara,

Medium-bodied, fresh, strawberry notes

62

 

Ser Lapo Chianti classico riserva 2015, Italy

Sangiovese, merlot

Full-bodied, soft tannins, fresh berry notes

15,50 / 72

 

Ca´ Di Pian Barbera d´asti 2017, Italy

Barbera

Full-bodied, acidic, chocolate notes

80

 

Hispano+Suizas Bassus 2018, Spain

Pinot noir

Full-bodied, velvety soft, notes of juicy cranberry jam

85

 

Dessert wines

80 ml

Braida Brachetto d´acqui, Italy
Brachetto, sweet
Bubbly, red berry notes
8

Graham´s 10 yo old tawny port, Portugal
Sweet, fruity, soft
13

Treasures from the cellar

Taittinger Comtes blanc de blanc brut 2007
Chardonnay
Very dry, full-bodied with rich and toasty notes
230

La Chablisienne Chablis Les Preuses
Chardonnay
Very dry, acidic, ripe fruit notes
130

Lunch 3.-7.10

11.30-15.00

HELMI LUNCH

starters, soup, home-cooked dish and coffee/tea

19

SOUP

starters, soup and coffee/tea

15

FRIDAY BURGER

starters and coffee/tea

24

 

HOME-COOKED DISH

MON-WED

Beef bourguignon l,g

or

Spicy beanstew with rice l,g

 

THU-FRI

Fried baltic herring, caper butter and potato purée  l,g

or

Fritted tofu, chili sauce and roasted root vegetables l,g

On Fridays we have also Burger!

 

Soup

Mon: Black salsify soup l,g

Tue: Porcino soup l,g

Wed: Sweet potato and ginger soup l,g

Thu: Chili-corn soup l,g

Fri: Creamy jerusalem artichoke soup l,g