|Today is another edition of Ravintolapäivä or Restaurant Day which is described as “A food carnival when anyone can open a restaurant for a day”, rather self-explanatory really. You have an idea, you know how to cook, you open a restaurant for a day! You can see all the different restaurants that were open today here. I think it started in Helsinki, or at least in Finland, and it’s slowly making its way across the globe. I spent quite a bit of time browsing through the different offers because you really have to pick and choose, in many places the food runs out in an hour or two, at least during the warmer months it was like that, today with our snowfalls and -15C to -20C, it’s another story. I basically had my sights on two raw food places and some city center things which might be interesting… the rest, well, I only have one stomach, alas.
My first stop was in a yoga studio turned cafe/raw dessert place for the day and they called it Fake Cake.
Waiting in line and trying to decide what to get, four types of cakes, from chocolate to “cheese” to beetroot cake to coco balls… and ginger tea. Finally I went for the “brownie” with a lovely beetroot frosting.
Nothing can really beat the way chocolate comes out in a raw cake. Flour really dilutes all the flavour!
Thank you everyone who made Fake Cake possible! Really loved the food and I hope that there will be more on the next edition.