Tucked away in the back of Eira, to be entered through a backyard, lies one of the new gastronomical stars of Helsinki: BasBas – Baskeri ja Basso. Opened in end of 2015, there has been a hype over this place amongst local foodies ever since then, the victim that I am tried to get a table at a non-silly time, which seemed pretty much impossible – so expectations were sky-rocketing by the time I managed to get a reservation confirmed. The place was only opened late in 2015, by a French guy and a Finnish dude. The influence clearly shows in the menu which can’t really be narrowed down to one particular type of food, which makes it all the more interesting.
The very soft sparkling wine that was a delightful start to the evening. Both vegetarian and non-veggie-options are available, and I believe the menu is changed up once in a while, but the chefs glady whip up something else for you as well, if you can’t find anything on the menu that you find instantly intriguing. The vegetarian by my side opted for the root-vegetable dish, I chose the pike-perch and we ordered a mint-fennel risotto to share.