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Helsinki Design Capital 2012

Posted: 10/01/12 12:46

Finland's innovative capital, Helsinki could be likened to a bumblebee; small, ebullient, and packing a punch well beyond its weight. A design punch in Helsinki's case. Having been crowned the Design Capital 2012 this little gem in the Nordic crown boasts a 25-street, 200-business Design District in which contemporary Finnish design scintillates, infiltrating all areas of society. Helsinki is definitely on our list of top places to visit this year so we've hand-picked our essentials to aid you as you make your way around the new Design Capital.

Eat: Chez Dominique
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Design coruscates throughout all aspects of society in Helsinki, even infiltrating the restaurant scene, most notably in the elegant cuisine of the Michelin starred, Chez Dominique. Striking a harmonous balance between the classical and the experimental, with both Finnish and French influences, the food at Chez Dominique is not only a culinary wonder, but a visually aesthetic experience aswell. The restaurant has been featured in Restaurant Magazine's Top 50 and has regularly been voted the best restaurant in Finland. Chef Hans Välimäki is the innovative gastronomic crusader behind the success of Chez Dominique.
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