A "mystery tour" for 17 ladies from the Northern Ohio area descended upon the museum to not only tour the museum, but also to discover what delicacies a typical Finn household would serve at a coffee table. A menu in both Finnish and English and a "Finn Facts" brochure added talking points during the meal.
The museum's own wonderful cooks and stylists created all the dishes and presented each serving table with a different tablecloth and tableware that would complement the colors.
Cooking and serving the courtesy meal were Ailiin Andrews, Sue Troutman, Linda Penttila, Pat Spivak, Elaine Kangas, Beverly Harbour, Suzanne Jokela, Helen Hadden, Mary Biller, and Hely Perttu. Serving as greeters and docents were Dick Lehtinen and Lasse Hiltunen.
The pictures tell the the very tasty story.
The guests arrive right on time. (after touring the FH Lighthouse and Marine Museum earlier)
FHM member Dick Lehtinen explains the famous "White Coat" in the display cabinet.
Dick has the guests spellbound with his stories about the Winter War.
Each table was "set" with complementary dinnerware.
Diners chose from extraordinary dishes.
Elegantly simple, but delicious selections.
Open face delicacies.
And, of course, the world famous Nisu.
Guests enjoy their food.
Regardless of the dish colors, the food is great.
Linda checks with diners.
© FHM, 2012 Pictures by Beverly Harbour and Lasse Hiltunen