Saimaa Gastronomy 24.5-26.5

Saimaa Gastronomy weekend 24.-26.5.2024

Saimaa Gastronomy is a network of four passionate local food lovers, including the Siimes restaurant at PihlasResort, TeaHouse of Wehmais in Juva, Tertti Manor in Mikkeli, and Sahanlahti Resort in Puumala. Saimaa Gastronomy companies share a love for Lake Saimaa and its unique nature. All locations value local, pure ingredients and products from small producers. Delicious menus are built around seasonal products, and the offerings on the tables vary according to the seasons. In the joint themed weekends, each Saimaa Gastronomy location offers unique programs and delicious spreads. The Saimaa Gastronomy network’s themed weekends won the Best Food Tourism Product in Finland award in 2019.

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Events during the Saimaa Gastronomy themed weekend



PihlasResort’s summer season is about to begin, and with the sunny weather, it’s time to enjoy the light and warmth of our garden. At the Siimes restaurant, we celebrate summer by offering a summer menu that showcases the first flavors of the season.

We offer lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday:

Lunch from 12:00-16:00

Dinner from 18:00-21:00

Read the summer menu or reserve a table here:

May 25th, Saturday – Day Spa – Beauty Day at Pihlas

We are organizing an open-door beauty day at PihlasResort’s Day Spa on May 25th. Pihlas Beauty Day offers participants not only the opportunity to explore the quality products of Pevonia but also a chance to receive personal advice on beauty care.

In addition, participants can try out various beauty products and services hands-on. The day will be filled with a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere, allowing participants to enjoy both beauty care and bubbly drinks.

The event is a comprehensive pampering experience for those who value beauty and well-being. Come and enjoy the beginning of summer at Pihlas!

PihlasResort – Beauty Day Program:

10:45 – 11:00: Arrival to the event

11:00 – 11:15: Welcome and Opening Words for Pihlas Beauty Day

11:15 – 12:00: Presentation of Pevonia products + expert speech, bubbly for participants

12:00 – 13:00: Product testing and personal advice

13:00 – 13:30: Questions and answers – expert responds

13:30 – 14:30: Opportunity to purchase products with expert guidance

14:30 – 15:00: Closing words

Learn more about Day Spa offerings here:

Book your Day Spa pampering session here:

May 26th, Sunday – Anastasia Injushina Piano Concert in Elo-hall

At PihlasResort’s Elo Hall, a piano concert by Anastasia Injushina is being held. The concert starts at 3:00 PM and lasts for 50-60 minutes. Anastasia is a respected pianist who has toured the world, and her artistry is known for its special poetry and sensitivity. The program of the piano concert includes works by the German composer Bach.

More information and tickets



TeaHouse of Wehmais welcomes the arrival of summer with delicious tea tastings and a scone buffet.

TeaHouse of Wehmais opens its doors ceremoniously in honor of summer. The tea café is open on May 24th, 25th and 26th, from Friday to Sunday, offering visitors delightful taste experiences.

Opening hours:

Friday: 12.00 – 18.00

Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00

Sunday: 12.00 – 17.00

Flavor Burst

On Friday and Sunday, TeaHouse of Wehmais offers a delicious “Flavor Burst” tea tasting alongside traditional tea tastings. This special tasting includes various snacks paired with carefully selected teas. The price for Flavor Burst is €45 per person. The menu is filled with fresh spring vegetables, wild herbs, and delicious spring mushrooms.

Scone Buffet

On Saturday, TeaHouse of Wehmais hosts the popular Scone Buffet. The Scone Buffet includes both savory and sweet scones with various sides, combining fish, meat, and vegetables. Once again, the emphasis is on the freshness of spring. The price for the Scone Buffet is €29 per person, children aged 4-12 receive a half-price discount, and children under 4 can enjoy for free.

TeaHouse of Wehmais offers its visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy tea and delicious treats surrounded by a summer atmosphere. Welcome to spend unforgettable moments with TeaHouse of Wehmais!

More information here:

Order your tea conveniently here:



“Spring Wonders at Tertti Manor”

In the beautiful nature of Lake Saimaa, that inexhaustible treasure trove of flavors, there is plenty to see and experience. Whether you enjoy our experiential programs, award-winning meals, or just come to explore the splendor of Tertti’s spring gardens, we warmly welcome you!

Highlights from Tertti Manor’s Spring Saimaa Gastronomy Weekend

Manor Restaurant Seasonal Feast Table

The feast table, built from local and domestic ingredients, is available on May 25th from 13:00 to 18:00. Price €51 per person.

Menu & table reservations here:

Wild Herb Excursion

Explore seasonal fresh wild herbs with Tertti Manor’s gardener Heidi Haapiainen’s guidance. During the tour, you’ll get acquainted with the edible wild herbs growing in our forests.

Learn more & book here:

Gourmet Shop Opening

The unforgettable summer shop opens on May 24th in Tertti Manor’s old stone stable. Experience the picturesque summer shop and get to know new products among the first. During the opening weekend, there’s also a Bakery Bread Bar in the shop. Open from 10:00 to 18:00.

Read more here:

Explore other activities during Tertti Manor’s Saimaa Gastronomy Weekend here:



Sahanlahti’s summer begins with the Saimaa Gastronomy weekend!

Sahanlahti’s Rantamakasiini summer restaurant undergoes renewal, and alongside the popular pizzas and burgers, BBQ delicacies will be introduced. Head chef Veli-Matti specializes in smoking, and the menu will feature sizzling and smoky local meats and vegetables. BBQ Rantakasiini opens just in time for summer during the Saimaa Gastronomy weekend.

Sahanlahti celebrates its 10th year under the guidance of Jaana and Janne Kuivalainen with a special event on May 25th at the Koskivahti restaurant. The “Through the Kitchen” dinner will feature Sahanlahti classics. Come taste the dishes that have become classics over the years and hear the stories behind them. The dinner starts at 19:00, and seats are limited.

Something new is also offered on summer Sundays, as Sahanlahti now serves Sunday Roast instead of brunch! We want to dedicate Sundays to good food and togetherness. Starting from May 26th at 12:00, we will be serving the Sunday roast for the first time. Gather your friends or family and reserve a spot at the communal table. Despite its name, we also serve fish and vegetables, so preferences and dietary restrictions are certainly accommodated.

Explore Sahanlahti’s food events and book your spot here:

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Tertti Manor

Tertti Manor Restaurant in Mikkeli offers genuine and innovative flavor experiences, as well as truly pure local food from Finland. In this award-winning restaurant, you’ll experience the highest-quality flavors of Finnish cuisine, sourced from the countryside, forest, and lake.



TeaHouse of Wehmais

In addition to offering a high-quality selection of over a hundred teas, TeaHouse of Wehmais provides exquisite tea tastings and delicious pastries using locally sourced ingredients. In Juva, within the courtyard of an old manor house, you can experience authentic tea culture.


Sahanlahti Resort

In Sahanlahti, there are three restaurants where wonderful dining experiences are crafted from local producers’ products and good ingredients right by the shores of Lake Saimaa. The offerings at each restaurant are also prepared by hand on-site.



PihlasResort, Ravintola Siimes

At Restaurant Siimes, you can enjoy unforgettable flavor experiences in the heart of nature. The inspiration for memorable lunches and stunning dinners comes from the locally sourced ingredients offered by the surrounding area, according to the seasons.