09 Nov Yes yes yes
True to its name, it is where I go to celebrate. The real treat of Yes yes yes is the warm welcome and attentive hospitality that greets everyone as they come in— a real indulgence in a city of self-service. I had my first blind date here, and my curiosity piqued when I realised that the entire menu is plant-based. I met our host Felicity Monro that evening, and she generously walked us through our options and saw to it that we had an experience worth remembering. I credit whatever fond memories I have of that date to Yes yes yes, as it is just such a feel-good space to vibe-in.
The menu changes with the season, and supports organic produce all over Finland. In fact, 80% of their ingredients are sustainable and local. I enjoy their charcoal, baked sweet potato in tahini and nut-based aoili and Heart-of-palm warm salad, but my friends always get seconds of their Beet-root aubergine and finger-foods. I’m also a big fan of their signature mocktails that hypes me up without the hangover crash the morning after.
I met Richard McCormick on my second visit, and it was then that everything clicked. The restaurant is such a natural expression of his free-spirit and rich candour. Along with his partner Alex Nieminen, who is the author of the vegetarian cookbook Vege, they curated an experience that is easy for us to fall in-love with.
Yes yes yes is a party that we can all rejoice in. They make it fun to live thoughtfully.