Vellamomenu - Taste of Lahti Region

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.

VELLAMOMENU RESTAURANTS

 
Hollolan Hirvi

Countryside restaurant Hollolan Hirvi

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.

 
Lehmonkärki Ometta

Lehmonkärki

Restaurant Ometta of Lehmonkärki resort is a lively meeting and banquet room in Asikkala, Lahti Region. 18th-century vaulted arches and hand-carved roof structures fascinate with their bulk. Ometta's cuisine tastes of local traditions combined with fresh food trends.

 
Vierumäki

Vierumäki Resort

The restaurants of Vierumäki Resort are traditionally home to high-quality ingredients and fresh flavors. Vellamo menu is available on request for groups at Vierumäki Resort Hotel or Grill a´la carte restaurant.

 
Roux

Restaurant Roux

At the award-winning Roux, the menus and wine lists make a perfect mix, where the choice between excellent and top-notch is difficult.

 
Solo Sokos Hotelli Lahden Seurahuone

Hotel Seurahuone

Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone offers varied settings for celebrations along the main street of Lahti. For example, the luxury Hämesali, which seats 100 people, is suitable for enjoying the Vellamomenu.

 
Mukkulan kartano

Mukkula Manor House

Mukkula Manor House is a unique design hotel on the shores of beautiful Vesijärvi, just 10 minutes from the city center of Lahti. The manor's food philosophy is based on modern Scandinavian and classic French cuisine, with a touch of Italian tastes.

 
Casseli

Restaurant Casseli

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs restaurant Casseli's menu features Finnish flavors and ingredients in a refreshing blend of international cuisine. Casseli is located in the magnificent Vesijärvi scenery in Lahti Harbour, next to the Sibelius Hall concert and congress hall.

 
Lahden kaupungintalo

Restaurant Tyrmä

Restaurant Tyrmä is located in a special environment on the ground floor of the town hall designed by Eliel Saarinen. The name Tyrmä (Dungeon) derives from its original use as a police prison.
Tyrmä's catering services at City Hall are handled by Päijät-Hämeen Ateriapalvelut Oy.

 

LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS

 

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.

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LOCAL FOOD FROM LAHTI MARKET HALL

 

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.

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VELLAMOMENU CO-ORDINATED BY THE REGIONAL COUNCIL OF PÄIJÄT-HÄME

 
Vellamo - the Coat of Arms of Päijät-Häme
Vellamomenu Päijät-Hämeen liitto

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.

More information:

The Regional Council of Päijät-Häme
Eija Säynätmäki
Tel. +358 (0)44 3719 430
eija.saynatmaki(a)paijat-hame.fi

Chefs of Päijät-Häme Province Society
Jukka Turta
Tel. +358 (0)44 2425 119
jukka.turta(a)paijatateria.fi