Vellamomenu is a local food menu in the Lahti Region and the province of Päijät-Häme, emphasizing local flavors and seasonal delicacies. Provincial menus have been adopted by local restaurants and guests - and now you can enjoy Vellamomenu in addition to the dinner menu, as a conference breakfast and lunch or in a buffet.
The purpose of Vellamomenu is to raise the profile of the food culture of Päijät-Häme and highlight the excellence of the restaurants in the region. Restaurants are committed to using the ingredients of their own province, such as grain, fish, mushrooms, berries, vegetables and meat - not forgetting the clean water of the Salpausselkä ridges. The restaurants also serve local wines, whiskey, beer and cider.
Just 10 minutes drive from the city and you are there! Nestled amidst fields and forests, Hollolan Hirvi (the Elk of Hollola) is more than a rural restaurant - its brewery's products, beers and traditional Finnish home-brew 'sahti', taste both in a pint and in the menu.
Päijät-Häme Province has diverse agricultural production, rich berry and mushroom forests and abundant crab and fish stocks. Farms and other small food companies in the province produce a variety of genuine, high-quality agricultural products from carefully selected raw materials.
The main ingredients of Vellamomenu are always fresh and from as close as possible. Vellamomenu also utilizes the best products of the nearby provinces. The producers and the backgrounds of the products are always known.
The Market Hall of Lahti (Lahden Kauppahalli) has been selling local food for almost a century. Meat, fish, cheese and bread counters in the Market Hall are sure to offer you local delicacies. Now you can identify them more easily - all Vellamo-marked products are local and locally produced.
Paikallista lähiruokaa - Local food is a brand tailored for shops and the retail industry. The product must meet the high requirements for the raw material and its origin must be traceable.
The Regional Council of Päijät-Häme has been the co-ordinating party of the Vellamomenu cooperation since the very beginning of the menu's history.
Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Oy
Tel. +358 (0)400 922 453
harri.olenius (at) lahtiregion.fi
Tel. +358 (0)40 139 0690
suvi.rasanen (at) lahtiregion.fi
Chefs of Päijät-Häme Province Society
Tel. +358 (0)44 242 5119
jukka.turta (at) paijatateria.fi