At the beginning of October this year, Helsinki’s Chez Dominique closed indefinitely. For Helsinki, and Finland, it was a big shake up.
The two Michelin-starred Chez Dominique was Finland’s highest awarded restaurant, having been featured on the World’s 50 Best restaurant list alongside numerous other accolades.
But after 15 years at the helm of what’s arguably Finland’s best restaurant, chef/patron Hans Välimäki has decided he would take a hiatus to concentrate on his other restaurants.
So it was lights out for Chez Dominique; Finland’s culinary scene seemingly dimmed a little too.
Thankfully, the curtains weren’t drawn for long.