Restaurant day – Ravintola päivä

What is « Ravintola päivä – Restaurant day »?

 A food carnival when anyone can open a restaurant for a day. Restaurant Day is a food carnival created by thousands of people organizing and visiting one-day restaurants worldwide. The idea of the day is to have fun, share new food experiences and enjoy our common living environments together. The event is facilitated by a team of volunteers who also maintain this website. All restaurateurs are personally responsible for all actions related to running their restaurants. (From

How to set up a pop up Restaurant ? ravintolapäivä2

he restaurants open among residents or in the street to the event to be visible and easily accessible.

Why is it an innovation?

In Finland, inviting someone to dinner at home is not common, the Restaurant Day allows to create links, to celebrate with neighbors and curious people.

The Ravintola päivä represents a kind of Do It Yourself kitchen to show that it is possible to professionalize its culinary desires for a day …. just for fun or to confirm a new choice

To know more about the project

@RestaurantDay on Twitter

  Borg Ravintolapäivä : »Come and visit our music and printing studio: placed in a 1900 century liberty building, in the exclusive area of Katajanokka. Enjoy our traditional italian recipes and, as always at Borg, live music, friends and lots of fun! »


Thanks to Gabriele Marotta for his participation. Translated by Mélanie Gourdon.



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