On Saturday 26 August, as in many other cities and countries around the world, a Finnish Your Dinner was held in Bangkok, hosted by the Embassy of Finland in celebration of the Nordic nation’s centenary year
Katarina Tapio, Deputy Head of Mission was the evening’s host as the Ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven was back in Finland to showcase investment opportunities in Asean.
The invited guests were an eclectic mix of various business representative and individuals who had contributed this Suomi Finland 100 year to spread awareness about and promote Finland. ScandAsia’s managing editor Joakim Persson had the pleasure of attending, what turned out to be a truly nice evening in good company.
During the welcoming of guests all gathered on the terrace overlooking the downtown skyline and Benjakitti Park for chats and drinks.
Among the welcome drinks were a blueberry Bellini and a gin tonic based on the Napue Gin, awarded the world’s best gin in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015.
The Finnish Your dinner menu consisted in Siam Salmon (Lemongrass salted salmon and red pepper coulis, Crayfish Party (Crayfish with Tum Yum Consommé, Green Curry Game (Applewood and jasmine tea smoked venison with carrot puréed cabbages rolls and green curry sauce), and Fazer Blue Mousse – all in all a Finnish dinner with a Thai twist. The Deputy Head of Mission introduced each dish.
During the dinner Katarina Tapio took the opportunity to thank all guests to their contribution to increasing the awareness about Finland in Thailand and encourage various reflections about Finland from around the table. One of the guests had not even been to Finland yet but was planning a trip for 2018 in order to produce a travel guide book to Finland in the Thai language.