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Enjoy a dinner in Balcony Lounge before the show

The Art&Dinner menus will take your night at the opera or ballet to new heights. The delicious menu tuned to the world of the work being performed is served in the Balcony Lounge on the day of the show starting at 5 pm. The dinner is served to the table or laid out as a buffet. Special diets duly taken into account when ordered in advance. You can also purchase a suitable wine selection to accompany your chosen menu.

During the autumn 2022 season, Art&Dinner menus are available before the performances of The Magic Flute, Innocence, Romeo and Juliet and CircOpera 2.0. Check out the menus below. We reserve the right to make changes. Menus and wine selections do not include tickets to the night’s performance.

The Magic Flute

Buffet menu 40 € / person. The menu is available before performances of the Magic Flute 24 Sep and 28 Sep at 5 pm. 

Canapé selection:

Chargrilled salmon with creamy egg yolk (milk free, gluten free)
Prawn Skagen with crispbread (milk free)
“Faux Gras” pâté (vegan, gluten free, contains nuts)
Chicken and turkey liver mousse and dried lingonberry (lactose free, gluten free)
Roast celery, tarragon and plant-based yogurt sauce (vegan, gluten free)
Sugar & salt roast pork fillet with prune (lactose free, gluten free)
Roast seasonal root vegetables and Viikki cheese from Helsingin meijeri (vegan, gluten free, low-lactose cheese)
Green salad with vinaigrette (vegan, gluten free)
Freshly baked bread with herb butter

Selection of desserts:

Citrus and sudachi fruit tartlet (lactose free, gluten free)
Liquorice meringue (milk free, gluten free)
Financier sponge cake (lactose free)
Marshmallow skewer (milk free, gluten free)
Mixed berry mousse (vegan, gluten free)
Fruit jellies (vegan)
Chocolate tartlet (vegan, gluten free)

Innocence

Three-course meal served to your table, 65 € / person. Vegan menu also available when ordered in advance. The menu is available before performances of Innocence 21 Oct–10 Nov as well as 19 and 24 Nov at 5 pm. 

Menu:

Gravlax with mustard dressing (lactose free, gluten free)
with dill, pea shoots and smoked salmon roe
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Romanian stew with lovage potatoes (lactose free, gluten free)
beef shoulder, bacon, root vegetables, paprika
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Wedding cake and cup of coffee (lactose free)

Vegan menu:

Celeriac, Cavi-Art seaweed “caviar” (vegan, gluten free)
lemon sauce and pea shoots
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Romanian broad bean stew (vegan)
root vegetables, pepper, broad beans
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Vegan cake and cup of coffee (vegan)
strawberry and raspberry mousse with a mango and passion fruit center

Romeo and Juliet

Three-course meal served to your table, 65 € / person. Vegan menu also available when ordered in advance. The menu is available before performances of Romeo and Juliet 1 Nov–18 Nov at 5 pm. 

Menu:

Smoked mozzarella with pickled vegetables (lactose free, gluten free)
olives, olive bread, sundried tomatoes, herb-infused oil
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Pork ragu with pan-fried pork fillet (lactose free, gluten free)
with roast bell pepper sauce and potato gratin
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Romeo and Juliet cake (gluten free)
white chocolate and red currant

Vegan menu:

Smoked tofu and pickled vegetables (vegan, gluten free)
olives, olive bread, sundried tomatoes, herb-infused oil
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Root vegetable ragu with pan-fried Quorn fillet (vegan, gluten free)
roast pepper sauce and potato rosti
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Vegan cake (vegan)
strawberry and raspberry mousse with a mango and passion fruit center

CircOpera 2.0

Buffet menu 65 € / person. The menu is available for the CircOpera 2.0 evening performances 25 Nov–2 Dec, 13 Dec, 17 Dec, 19–20 Dec and 28–30 Dec at 5 pm.

Starter buffet:

Sugar and salt roast salmon with creamed avocado (lactose free, gluten free)
Smoked roach with lemon potato salad (lactose free, gluten free)
Goat’s cheese mousse with root vegetable crisps (low-lactose, gluten free)
Roast carrots and harissa sauce (milk free, gluten free)
Courgette, pomegranate and hummus (vegan, gluten free)
Roast beef with Waldorf salad (lactose free, gluten free, contains nuts)
Sesame-marinated tofu, pak choi and papaya salad (vegan, gluten free)
Baked cauliflower with seaweed “caviar” (vegan, gluten free)
Marinated scampi (milk free, gluten free)
Green salad (vegan, gluten free)

Main course:

Pork tenderloin with spicy diavolo sauce and parsnip rosti (lactose free, gluten free)
or
Pan-fried boletus seitan, mushroom sauce and potato rosti (vegan)

Dessert buffet:

Chocolate cone (vegan, gluten free)
Marshmallow (milk free, gluten free)
Toffee profiterole (lactose free)
Vanilla and coconut pudding with yuzu (vegan, gluten free)
Liquorice meringue (milk free, gluten free)
Lingonberry marble cake (lactose free, gluten free)

New Year's Eve 31.12.

Buffet menu 70 € / person. The menu is available before the performance of CircOpera 2.0 31 Dec at 5 pm.

Starter buffet:

Sugar and salt roast salmon with creamed avocado (lactose free, gluten free)
Tuna with a soy yoghurt sauce (lactose free, gluten free)
Smoked roach with lemon potato salad (lactose free, gluten free)
Duck breast with tarragon and lingonberries (milk free, gluten free)
Goat’s cheese mousse with root vegetable crisps (low-lactose, gluten free)
Roast carrots and harissa sauce (milk free, gluten free)
Courgette, pomegranate and hummus (vegan, gluten free)
Roast beef with Waldorf salad (lactose free, gluten free, contains nuts)
Sesame-marinated tofu, pak choi and papaya salad (vegan, gluten free)
Baked cauliflower with fish roe (lactose free, gluten free)
Baked cauliflower with seaweed “caviar” (vegan, gluten free)
Marinated scampi (milk free, gluten free)

Main course:

Pork tenderloin with spicy diavolo sauce and parsnip rosti (lactose free, gluten free)
or
Pan-fried boletus seitan, mushroom sauce and potato rosti (vegan)

Dessert buffet:

Chocolate cone (vegan, gluten free)
Marshmallow (milk free, gluten free)
Toffee profiterole (lactose free)
Chocolate cup with dried bilberry (vegan, gluten free)
Vanilla and coconut pudding with yuzu (vegan, gluten free)
Liquorice meringue (milk free, gluten free)
Lingonberry marble cake (lactose free, gluten free)

Terms of sale and conditions for Art&Dinner menus

Art&Dinner menus and wine selections to accompany the meal can be purchased in the Opera and Ballet’s online store, box office, telephone service as well as by using the Opera&Ballet mobile app. Menus and wine selections need to be ordered no later than 96 hours (four days) before the show. Menus and wine selections do not include tickets to the night’s performance.

If you are unable to attend, you can cancel your Art&Dinner menu and wine selection by calling our customer service or via email no later than 96 hours (four days) before the show. The value of your cancelled refreshments will be refunded to you. Service and delivery fees are non-refundable. You cannot cancel Art&Dinner menus and wine selections in our online store. If you cancel later, you will receive a 50% refund. Refreshments orders that have not been cancelled by 24 hours before the performance will not be refunded. Read more about the sales terms and conditions of the Opera Restaurant.