Local, organic food

“Outstanding experience!” - Tripadvisor visitor

Dinner is set at Puukarin Pysäkki - Welcome to enjoy food made with love!

The Karelian Dinner is prepared of pure, local and organic ingredients that are harvested from nearby lakes, forests and farms. The main dishes, bread and pies are baked in a traditional wood-heated owen. 


Sulhaspiirakka is half moon shape rye crust pie with cooked barley grains and boiled eggs.

Organic rye bread
Soul of our guesthouse kitchen. Rye bread is made with sourdough, fresh spring water and sea salt. Wood burning oven gives the final flavor for original Finnish sour rye bread. We also teach how to make rye bread.

Salted Fish
Slow cooked fresh pike, pike birch or vendace from the lake is a perfect match with our house made rye bread

Pickled mushroom salad
Salted mushrooms with Karelian sour cream and chopped onion

Cabbage Salad (Classic)
Cabbage coleslaw with, carrots and onions with organic house sauce

Seasonal Salad
Organically grown lettuce, different edible leafs of wild herbs and vegetables with house dressing

Drinks - Home made beer- Kotikalja
A traditional Finnish rye based table beer. ALCOHOL FREE

Potatoes á la Puukarin Pysäkki
Slow baked in oven or cooked seasoned with herbs

Braised Organic Vegetables
Oven roasted seasonal vegetables with home grown herbs and spices

Vendace Roast or Baked Wild Fish
Pan-seared wild caught fish, rye crumbed vendace is served with mashed potatoes and seasoned sour cream sauce.

Karelian Roast or Braised Meat Stew
Pasture raised organic beef from our farm slowly cooked for hours in beef broth with herbs and seasonal vegetables

Dessert - Oven baked quark with home made jam
Blueberry crust served with vanilla sauce
Marrow cake served with fresh cheese dressing

Price: 48 € / person

Availability: Upon request

Puukarin Pysäkki- Karelian Restaurant & Guesthouse
844 Kajaanintie, Valtimo, Finland