Vendace on a platter
Another absolute must when you are visiting Savonlinna is crispy fried vendace ("muikku") - a small lake fish that can be regarded as "fast food à la Savo" This delicacy is also offered by a number of restaurants, the most popular being the Terrace Restaurant at the Hotel Seurahuone, where you can enjoy vendace served on a wooden platter while admiring the spectacular lake panorama from the terrace restaurant on the sixth floor of the hotel.
Try lörtsy pasties
Savonlinna´s best-known speciality is probably the "lörtsy", a kind of meat pasty that is also available with, for example, various jam fillings. A coffee with a lörtsy at the bustling Savonlinna Marketplace is a must for any visitor to the town in summertime. At the Marketplace it´s also worth looking out for other tasty local specialities, such as pies and pasties baked in a rye crust.
Brewery Restaurant Huvila offers unique experiences in the center of Savonlinna, by Lake Saimaa. the wooden house built in 1912 exudes peace and elegance. The menu changes with the seasons, always offering fresh and up to date delicacies. The use of local harvests in all its forms is typical of the restaurant.
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