Top choice karelian in Ilomantsi

Ilomantsi's one foodie highlight is this traditional house in the Parppeinvaara village, which does a real-deal pitopöytä (Karelian buffet) complete with a kantele soundtrack. Heap your plate with vatruskoita (salmon-stuffed pastry), swill down nonalcoholic kotikalja (a fermented drink that tastes like home-brewed beer) and finish with sticky berry soup.