Festive Finnish Feast and Cooking Demo with Mikko, former Chef at the Finnish Embassy
Chef Mikko has prepared his Nordic cuisine for ambassadors, politicians and royalty throughout the world---now, his innovative and highly celebrated dishes will be explained, demonstrated, and enjoyed by Harvard alumni.
Chef Mikko's passion for cooking began at a young age and continued to grow as he worked in his family’s renowned restaurant, Cassi in Stockholm. He mastered his craft during his time at the prestigious Helsinki Culinary School. Right after school, Chef Mikko worked for the Finnish Ambassador to Lithuania, and later, at La Belvedere—a Michelin-rated restaurant in Annecy, France. After leaving Europe, Chef Mikko spent 15 years as the Executive Chef for the Finnish Ambassador to the United States. During his time in D.C., Chef Mikko has cooked for a diverse audience of politicians, diplomats, and more. His dishes have received numerous national and international awards of excellence and he is often applauded for his mastery of modern Nordic cuisine.
6:30 pm Meet and greet - Welcome drink and Nordic Canapés
7:00 - 7:30pm Demo by Chef Mikko
7:30 - 8:30pm Dinner
8:30 pm End of event
Mini blinis with mushroom salad and smoked salmon tartar
Elk loin on toast with juniper sauce
Sunchoke soup shots with rye croutons
Seared and lightly smoked salmon/dill stewed potatoes/seasonal vegetables/lemon sauce
Pancakes with house made jam and whipped cream
$50 for Harvard Club members and their guests
$60 for non-members.
Ticket includes welcome drink, canapes, dinner, and gratuity. Additional drinks will be at the expense of the participant.