From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
Bistro O Mat
- Address: Limnellin aukio, Asemnakuma 2, 02400 Kirkkonummi
- Phone: +358 50 5858303
- Web: bistromat.fi
- Seats: 65
- Opening Hours: Mon 11 AM-3 PM (Mon evening open June -August) Tue-Fri 11 AM-3 PM, 4:30-11:30 PM, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon- 6 PM (brunch) (Sunday closed Jul-Aug)
Social, charming and creative bistro
Seven years of success have proved that distinguished Chef Marko Palovaara made the right decision when he left one of the best restaurants in Helsinki and opened a bistro of his own in a small town well outside the capital. O Mat has become popular particularly among commuters. There’s nothing posh here (the restaurant is actually situated by the parking area of a large supermarket) and the food speaks for itself. Dinner on an ordinary Wednesday night shows that their kitchen keeps up with the trends. Parsnip has become increasingly popular in Finnish restaurants of late. Here it’s made into a creamy, almost foamy soup where strips of duck leg balance some of the root vegetable sweetness. The main course is perfectly roasted zander, and it seems to be tagging along on another popular trend, namely the adding of a surprising amount of smoke to ingredients where it does not usually belong, like in the butter sauce. At this bistro they know their wines, and they recommend sauvignon blanc from New Zealand with the dessert, a crème brûlée with rose hips. It tastes new and unusual, and comes with a trendy fennel meringue...
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