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Finnish Restaurant in Montreal?

ladymcbet Aug 3, 2012 01:18 PM

Hi folks,
Does anyone know if there is a resturant in Montreal or suburbs that cooks traditional recipes of Finland? Thanks and have a great summer weekend!

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    Maximilien RE: ladymcbet Aug 3, 2012 01:45 PM

    Never heard of a finnish restaurant in Montreal; do we even have a Finnish immigration?


    (but I've been known to be wrong).


    1. SnackHappy RE: ladymcbet Aug 3, 2012 01:50 PM

      I'm pretty certain there is no such thing in or around Montreal. You could always get in touch with this group: http://montrealfinns.tripod.com/ . Perhaps they have food related activities.

      For other Fennoscandian stuff in Montreal see here: http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/

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        ladymcbet RE: SnackHappy Aug 4, 2012 11:20 AM

        If anyone should know - some one from this group should - I'll email them. Thanks.

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        heliotrope RE: ladymcbet Aug 4, 2012 11:00 AM

        The closest thing I can think of is Cafe Ellefsen, a Scandinavian cafe. I have not eaten there yet, but recently heard of its existance.


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          ladymcbet RE: heliotrope Aug 4, 2012 11:19 AM

          Thanks - will check this restaurant out!

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          EaterBob RE: ladymcbet Aug 4, 2012 12:45 PM

          No real restaurant per se, but if you were to contact Saint Micheal's, I'm certain they would let you know when their Harvest Dinner was along with other useful information about Finnish stuff in Montreal. Information about them is here:

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            ladymcbet RE: EaterBob Aug 4, 2012 04:40 PM

            Thanks Bob - I'll look into that. Much appreciated.

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              kpzoo RE: EaterBob Aug 6, 2012 07:50 PM

              A Finnish-Canadian friend confirmed that she doesn't know of any specifically Finnish restaurants in Montreal, but that Saint Michael's Church also does an annual Finnish baked-goods sale you could keep an eye out for.

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                kpzoo RE: kpzoo Aug 6, 2012 07:52 PM

                There is also this Facebook group you could keep tabs on:

                Montréal Canadian Friends of Finland

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                  ladymcbet RE: kpzoo Aug 7, 2012 04:02 AM

                  Thanks again - I've spoken with them now through their website that someone above mentioned.

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                  ladymcbet RE: kpzoo Aug 7, 2012 04:01 AM

                  Thanks - I've found the website for the church now - and they advertise their events. That'll be great

              2. kpzoo RE: ladymcbet Nov 23, 2012 08:26 PM

                In case anyone is still interested in Finnish food... I noticed that there's a Finnish bazaar tomorrow - Sat. Nov. 24, 2012:

                Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Finnish Church Home, 1500 Dr. Penfield Ave. Baked goods, crafts, Finnish delicacies. Light lunch.

                Source: http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/G...

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                  tigre RE: kpzoo Nov 24, 2012 08:38 AM

                  Thanks, I was just thinking that a drive to the Fintown section of Thunder Bay was a bit far to go for my annual fix of finnish delicacies.

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