Lunch in the new Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki

Late lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki, which opened just four days ago, before boarding the afternoon flight to London. The lounge has a proper restaurant section with a buffet area and a dining area.

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
Inside the Finnair Platinum Wing

In the afternoon there is also an a la carte menu available white a proper table service and wine service. From what I understand it is only offered in the afternoon, a few hours prior to all the late afternoon departures to Asia, most of them leaving around 5 pm.

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
The dining area

When the a la carte service is offered there is also a proper and rather nice table setting on each table, including an Iittala water carafe.

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
Elegant table setting

During the rest of the day hot food, cold cuts and snacks are available from the self-service buffet area.

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
The self-service buffet area

After a relaxing sauna bath I had a seat at one of the tables where there was an a la carte menu waiting.

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
The a la carte menu

There were three choices of main course and two choices of dessert. After two minutes one of the lounge attendants arrived, asked me if she could get me something to drink and also if I had decided what to eat. The order was subsequently taken.

While my main course was being prepared I was invited to help myself to some starters from the buffet. Among the starters were smoked salmon with wasabi mayonnaise and BBQ-beef with sriracha-mayonnaise. There were also different salads including green salad, Caesar salad and Asian kale-cucumber salad.

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
The selection of starters and salads

The starters are served in small but rather nice Iittala bowls and are fairly small, each one more like an amuse bouche, so you can easily have two or three different ones.

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
The salmon salads, caesar salad and green salad

My glass of wine was also delivered to my table by the attendant. They had two reds and two whites and I chose the Margaux red wine. The selection of wines is better at the bar where there are usually 5-6 wines of each. The Margaux wine was excellent though and I happily accepted a refill later.

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
A glass of Margaux red wine

After a few minutes my choice of main course was delivered, the beef cheek with dill sauce. It was tasty but not extraordinary.

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
The main course

There are also a number of hot dishes available in the buffet area.

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
Selection of hot dishes in the buffet area

Eventually my dessert was delivered, the apple pie with ice cream. The second dessert option was fruit salad with sherbet. And what a great presentation, very nice. You might be able to also order a cup of coffee or tea at the table from the lounge attendant, but it is quite easy to help yourself since the coffee machine is just a few metres away.

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
A very nice presentation of the dessert

Other than the two desserts in the menu there is also a desserts table in the buffet area with petits fours, smoothies, cheese and crackers and fruit salad. Again with a very nice and attractive presentation.

Lunch in the Finnair Platinum Wing in Helsinki
Desserts and cheeses for self service

Overall this was a very pleasant experience. The new Finnair Platinum Wing is a really terrific lounge.

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