Quality food with a touch of magic in Saariselkä.
Restaurant Petronella has been cherishing the legacy of Petronella, the beautiful and mysterious adventurer, at Saariselkä since 1989.
The founder of Petronella, Saara Mehtäjärvi, was determined to create a high-class restaurant offering quality food and a relaxed atmosphere, added with a touch of magic with which the golden-haired beauty had charmed the whole of Lapland half a century ago. Some memories last forever. Welcome!
Served with traditional russian accompaniments Local caviar, whipped sour cream, red onion
Snow Grouse and Goose textures
Grouse breast, confit leg, goose rillette, arancini, parsnip vanilla purée, jus
Cloudberry panna cotta
Infused with coconut and thyme, cloudberry wine, honeycomb
Cured in glögi, dill sour cream marble, local rye
Potato pavé, smoked corn purée, sautéed porcinis, marinated cranberries, jus
Leipäjuusto baked in phyllo pastry Cloudberry compote, hazelnut ‘popcorn’, cinnamon chantily
The story of Petronella
Sylvia Petronella van der Moer, a Dutch journalist and adventurer, imprinted her name in the memories of the gold prospectors in Lapland. In 1949 she heard of gold and prospecting in Lapland for the first time when travelling by bus from Rovaniemi to Ivalo.