This autumn, Jimexo Tech Oy’s away day involved a trip to Lohja and Helsinki on 31 August 2018. We started in Lohja and visited the Tytyri Mine Experience with professional guides and had coffee underground in Tytyri Hall. The next stage of our trip took us to the Ultima restaurant in Helsinki which focuses on highly experimental cuisine.
Where miners used to work
We travelled to Lohja by bus from our offices in Tampere and enjoyed a picnic lunch on the way. Once we got to Tytyri, we met our guides who took us 80 metres underground. Instead of stairs, we reached our underground destination using a state-of-the-art KONE elevator which was an interesting experience in itself.
Tytyri has been an operational limestone mine since 1897 and mining continues even today. One of the tunnels excavated in the mine is open to the public. In the Mine Experience, we were able to experience the lives of old-time miners and see various exhibitions and light and music installations. We ended our tour with coffee in the underground Tytyri Hall within the mine.
Experimental cuisine at Ultima
The final destination of our trip was the Ultima restaurant in the centre of Helsinki which opened in May in the former Finnjävel restaurant. The restaurant is run by famous top chefs Henri Alén and Tommi Tuominen. Ultima is an experimental restaurant which bases its cuisine on the circular economy and hyper-local farming. The dishes offered to us at Ultima included crickets grown in bio-design lamps, mushrooms grown in used coffee grounds and salads and herbs grown using a hydroponic growing system.
Timo Heinisuo, Managing Director, Jimexo Tech Oy, +358 400 642 43
Marianne Luoma, Office Assistant, +358 50 431 0311