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As the national holidays occure just those days we even normally are closed the holidays will not affect our opening hours this year at all.
Nordic Temptations is also present by organizing the serving at the vernissage
9.9.2017 Back to normal winter opening hours!
The summer, if it ever existed, has come to its end in the North, time for the Nordic migrants to return to the Côte d'Azur. From Saturday 9th September onwards we are back to our normal winter season opening hours, 10:00 to 19:00 non stop!
24.6.2017 Lunchbreak during the warmest months
From 27th June onwards we will be closed for lunch. Opening hours being from 10h - 14h and 16h - 19h. During four weeks beginning on 25th July we will be open only in the afternoons, the exact times will be informed later.
As the national holidays occure just those days we even normally are closed the holidays will not affect our opening hours this year at all.
Our extension is now ready and the grand opening of the art gallery on 17th October 2016 was a huge success, thank you everyone who attended. The gallery has it's own homepage and is also on facebook. The current exhibition will continue until 17th November.
In our extended café you may enjoy light lunch or snack, now even with a glass of wine if you wish. Or a bottle of Nordic beer from our completed selection.
For your morning coffee we now have several different home made bakeries and for your afternoon tea our range of teas is huge. All this in a very Nordic athmosphere!
From 12th July onwards during four weeks time we will only be open from morning to about noon. After that we are back to summer opening hours, 10-13h and 15-19h
Even though many of you our dear friends, including us, are not able to spend the Midsummer enjoying the nature by lake shore we sincerely hope you will make the best of it enjoying delicious food in good company.
Where is everybody - Midsummer in the north by Suomi Finland 100
18.5.2016 Lunchbreak during the warmest months
From 31st May until 3rd September we will be closed for lunch. Opening hours being from 10h - 13h and 15h - 19h
As always during a period of about four weeks in July-August we will be open only for half a day. Please let us know your opinion during which part of the day we should be open. You will find a short inquiry here, to answer it will take only a minute of your time.
Thank you in advance!
22.4.2016 Authors visit on Wednesday 4th May at 17h30 - in Swedish
Författaren av den nyutkomna boken DRÖMMEN OM RIVIERAN - ETT LIV PÅ DEN LJUSA SIDAN Gunilla Bohman är i vår butik och berättar bland annat om historien bakom boken.
Under minglet efteråt besvarar hon frågor och signerar böcker. Vi bjuder på lite tilltugg, ingen föranmälan behövs men notera att det finns begränsat med sittplatser.
Författaren av den nyutkomna boken UNDER PALMEN I ANTIBES Jerk Wiström var i vår butik och lite kort berättade hur livet i Antibes blev en bok om livet i Antibes. Efteråt under minglet signerade han sina böcker. Boken finns ännu till salu hos oss.
The exhibition of Finnish contemporary art ceramics and the history of the Arabia Art Department was opened on Friday 18th March. The guests got to enjoy for example smoked salmon with dillcream and sweet rye bread, reindeer and horse radish cream on rye chips and Karelian pies with egg butter, all prepared by us. The exhibition will be open until 30th April, more information about the exhibition
It's time for Restaurant Day again, this time with Nordic game meat!
Bookings tel. +33 (0)489 02 72 60 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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20.12.2015 We are exceptionally open even on Monday 21st December!
After Christmas Eve we will catch our breaths with special hours until 9th January
Salmon, Whitefish, Atlantic Halibut, Eel, Northern Pike and Rainbow Trout - as cold smoked, warm smoked or marinetad (gravlax). In slices, pieces or fillets. The Nordic caviar Vendace roe and Rainbow trout row.
Come and pick your favorite!
As many of you know it is essential to preorder the majority of our products for Christmas. Because we do not have a lot of storage place, especially for refrigerated products, we are able to order only little, if any, extra products other than preordered. Enclosed you will find our selection of food and drinks for this Christmas. More information including pictures are found on our on-line shop
Orderform for Christmas 2015 - pdf
Orderform for Christmas 2015 - excel
We didn't expect it to be here this soon, only later this week, but luckily we were so very wrong!
Gravlax, salty spreadable butter Bregott, cottagecheese Keso, fresh thin bread and Hönökaka-bread are here again!
and finally, our ON-LINE SHOP is now OPEN, take a look
23.9.2015 This is how warm smoked salmon looks like
when it has come fresh from oven ... AND NOW IT IS HERE!
Together with warm smoked white fish (sik, siika), cold smoked northern
pike (gädda, hauki) and cold smoked rainbowtrout (regnobågslax,
kirjolohi) in slices!
From next week onwards we are back to our normal opening hours 10-19 h non stop
To match your demand better, dear customers, we have adjusted the timetable for our homemade products. Enclosed the revised version of our schedule showing when fresh products are available. This will be followed from tomorrow, Tuesday 25th August onwards.
Please remember, if you should want a larger quantity please contact us minimum two days in advance. More over, for special occasions, or just for fun, we can always make other delicacies for example "sandwich cake" (=smörgåstårta, voileipäkakku) or "assiette dégustation" on order.
Printable version of the schedule
17.8.2015 We are back!
From tomorrow, Tuesday 18th August onwards we are back to normal summer opening hours:
10h-13h and 15h-19h from Tuesday to Saturday
From 21st July until 22nd August the boutique will be open only in the afternoons 15h - 19h.
Some snacks will be served and you may naturally enjoy a cup of coffee or soft drink while doing your shopping. Home made products are available as frozen but chocolate balls of course as fresh.
- New potatoes, to be enjoyed with spreadable butter or a sauce with light sour-cream (gräddfil, kermaviili) and fresh herbs
- Several types of fish roe and rye bread. Makes a perfect appetizer with smoked salmon mixed with thicker sour-cream Smetana
- Several types of smoked and warm smoked fish, perfect light dinner with asparagus and hollandaise sauce
- The summer is not complete without elderflower juice
- Noblesse from Marabou, perhaps the thinnest chocolate in the world, seductively good and so thin that you can treat yourself many!
29.5.2015 A comment from our Restaurant Day guest:
"For a long time I have not felt such vibes and feeling of togetherness, socializing was so nice and comfortable that we barely noticed we were eating. Nordic Temptations is like a warm heart connecting people without borders. Such places are needed in the world!"
Soon time for end of the term in schools - Come and check out our ready made giftbags or collect items according to your individual choice!
26.5.2015 Now for sale!
Helena Petäistö uncovers (in Finnish) her own and French friends' address books and the most unbeatable tips will never let you down. Her piquant style guarantees a fun reading experience for everyone! The fifth revised edition from Spring 2015.
Mitt Nice (=My Nice) by Kristina Svensson is a different and temptating guide to Nice in Swedish. It is a part of a series of inspiring guides which all are written by people with good local knowledge.
Catering at party organized by Finnish Film Foundation (Suomen elokuvasäätiö) in Cannes. More than 300 invited questes consisting of for example directors, representatives from production companies, sales companies and film festivals.
Once again we had a succesful and wonderful evening. It is always a real pleasure to introduce the Nordic delights: on the tasting plate of fish we had for example warm smoked whitefish, eel and perch together with home made curry herring and delicious new potatos.
Merci à tous!
As warm smoked: salmon, halibut, whitefish and eel
As cold smoked: salmon, rainbow trout and northern pike
13.5.2015 New models of traditional Sami pewter bracelets,
come and pick your favorite!
Please note that on Saturday 16th May we will be open from10 h only until 18 h, non stop.
From 2nd June we will reapply the summer opening hours with lunch break:
from Tuesday to Saturday 10 h - 13 h and 15 h - 19 h
On Saturday 16th May we transform the boutique again to a restaurant, this time with a typical Nordic summer menu. reservation is obligatory.
Weather you will enjoy your dinner with us or want it for take-away, please book in advance on tel. +33 634 24 03 23 or e-mail email@example.com
14.4.2015 Adorable new Moomin, Pippi Longstocking and Emil of Lönneberga products have arrived!
If you want your diet to be low in fat and high in B-12, omega-3, omega-6 and essential fatty acids, you might think your only choice is a trip to the fish market. But a recent study from the University of Tromsø shows that reindeer is one of the healthiest kinds of meat you can put on your plate.
We stock reindeer meat as steak, smoked, thin sliced for sauté, canned, smoked sausage and in spreadable cheese. If you need any tips in preparing your meat we will be glad to help you. More information on Science Nordic
26.3.2015 Fresh fish for your Easter table have arrived!
Smoked Eel has
now joined the old acquaintances White Fish, Northern Pike, Salmon,
Atlantic Halibut and Rainbow Trout.
Available as smoked and/or warm smoked, see latest listing of the products.
14.3.2015 Mignon Eggs and Mämmi have arrived!
We have just received a delivery consisting of for example heaps of
rye bread, Mignon Chocolate Eggs and fruity Easter Candies from Finland.
As novelties we have this time Nalle Oatmeal with wheat bran, whipped
cream without lactose and after a long time even Black Pudding from
Tampere. And of course all other earlier favourites are back!
Please notice that this is the last delivery of products from Finland before Easter.
Did you know that the Mignon Eggs are the second oldest Fazer product dating back from 1896? Each egg is hand made by first cutting a hole in a real chicken egg and removing the contents, the shells are then sterilised and filled with a deliciously creamy chocolate filling containing hazelnuts and almonds. The eggs are then plugged with sugar and are presented in a neat little box. The filling is lactose free. Store at room temperature - but you may find the shell easier to remove if you chill the egg for a short while before consuming.
The first batch of Mämmi (memma) the Finnish special looking Easter dessert is now ready!
Gunilla writes actively in her blog Rivieramomets widely about for example life on the French Riviera and career. The latest post is about us! Thank you Gunilla for this beautiful article (only in Swedish)
The Finland Society is an interest group providing expertise and service to Finns living or moving abroad. In one of their latest magazines was an article about us, can be read both in English and in Finnish
The variety of nationalities was enormous, our happy guests came from for example Italy, Venezuela, France, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Finland. Our Chef Jarmo made a major job and we were glad to serve delicious traditional Nordic dishes. And as always, we couldn't have managed without the help from Susanna.
Merci à tous!
Next edition will take place on Saturday 16th May with a new menu according to season!
11.2.2015 More additions to selection!
No need to struggle with the French dish washing liquids any more, we now store Fairy, also known as YES in Sweden.
With frozen wild berries, game meat, new potatoes and dill you will at any time have the possibility to achieve the real Nordic taste experience. In the attached pictures you will see all the latest additions to our selection.
Tuesday 17th February is the official date for these delicacies but we will make them on specific days. They are made primarily on order and you can choose your favourite filling, almond paste or raspberry jelly. Please place your order by e-mail, pm, telephone or pesonally in boutique
On Sunday 15th February we transform the boutique again to a restaurant, reservation is obligatory.
The same day from 12h until 15h we will be serving Creamy Salmon soup for take-away
21.1.2015 Smoked Atlantic Halibut
A new delivery of smoked fishes and fishroe
(= löjrom, muikun mäti) has just arrived with the
latest addition to our selection: Smoked Atlantic Halibut (= hälleflundra, savupallas)
17.1.2015 Smoke detector mandatory
Did you know that smoke detectors are mandatory from March as a new law requires that smoke alarms be installed in all French homes. Naturally we stock them. More information on the Riviera Times
The inluenza season is here and we have a natural way for you to protect yourselves: Tasty vitamin C bomb made of sea buckthorn powder or delight your day with a delicious breakfast or dessert dish Whipped Cowberry Semolina pudding using our dried lingonberry powder, it contains even way more vitamins than fresh berries.
Berry powders from Biokia now on sale - 30 %
Sale starts on 7th January - up to 50 % off on winter and Christmas items, for example
- Christmas items - 30 - 50 %
- Reino classic slippers that will keep your toes warm and safe. Sizes from 20 to 44, comes in light blue, pink and traditional brown - 40 %
- Iittala/Marimekko Kivi-votives and Marimekko bowls up to - 50 % depending on colour
- Chocolate pralines - 30 %
- Children's, men's and ladies handmade socks in an array of fantastic colours, materials and patterns - 20 - 40 % depending on model
May the New Year give you the strength to face the challenges of life and courage to adjust the sail so as to take every situation to your stride. It brings new ideas and hopes for us to make our lives good to better and better to best.
Happy New Year! - Gott Nytt År! - Onnellista Uutta Vuotta! - Bonne Année!
Even though many of you are already preparing the Christmas Eve we are baking loads of cinnamon rolls today, even some sweet rye bread left from yesterday.
For your last minute shopping open as usual today from 10h to 19h. Opening hours during the holidays enclosed.
We wish you all Merry Christmas - Joyeux Noël - God Jul - Hyvää Joulua!
On the Independence Day we have a little party in the evening for Finns and Finnish-minded from 17.00. Evening includes snacks and drinks with live broadcast of the Reception in Presidential Palace.
Our TV will be tuned to Finnish national channel even earlier broadcasting live for example the original film "The Unknown Soldier" from 1955 at 13h and the military parade from Hämeenlinna at 16h. Welcome!
- all Finnish sausages (HK sininen, nakit, Wilhelm, Camping, Kabanossi, Lauantai, Metrilenkki, Mustamakkara, Hiillos) - 30 %
Over 100 people visited us on our anniversary day, thank you all for the congratulations which were passed by sms, facebook or by you personally!
The home made mulled wine of apples (äppelglögg, omenaglögi) and gingerbread cookies were a success, on your request we have decided to make them also for sale!
On the Facebook it is possible to give reviews. Until now there are altogether 16 of which 15 people have given us 4 or 5 stars the maximum being five. The average of the reviews is today 4,6! Thank you all!
the fishes we have had for sale for a couple of weeks now have been proven delicious! The fishes for Christmas will be delivered on 17th December with best-before-dates 14 to 21 days ahead depending on product. These need to be ordered in advance by latest this Saturday 22nd November. Tasting is possible in the boutique.
Lighter rye bread is something that we have baked already a couple of times but because all has been sold within only hours we have not been able to mention about it. Freshly available every Thursday afternoon.
In the first seating we had 13 guests consisting of French, Swedish, Danish and Finnish people. Relaxed atmosphere with for example spontaneous singing as always when Swedes are with!
The second one was an intimate occassion with only four people most of them French. They were very curious about the Nordic food and the way of living and very pleased of this familiar situation where we were able to improve their knowledge.
On top of all we were also interviewed for the MyTF1 news!
Today 11th November is a national holiday so we will be closed but preparing for all the happenings later this week. Due to Restaurant Day we will close on Saturday 15th November already at 17h.
To make sure you get everything you want for your Christmas table we strongly recommend to order in advance, last day for this is Friday 14th November.
On Saturday 15th November we will turn our boutique to a restaurant during one evening serving Nordic specialities.
The amount of places is limited so we will have to seatings, the first starting at 19h and the second at 21h. Pre-booking is advisable.
The cost for three course menu including wine and beverages is € 24,90
Inquiries and bookings by eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +33 (0)4 89 02 72 60
Tens of lovely hand knitted socks and leg warmers were delivered personally by Leila.
Million thanks belong also to the other knitters Ritva Kivi, Anna-Liisa Schöld and Riitta Virtanen!
This batch consists of cold smoked (fumé) Norwegian salmon, Rainbow Trout from Baltic Sea and Northern Pike (brochet). These can be bought as pieces of fillet, prepacked slices or hand-sliced. As warm smoked (fumé à chaud) we have Norwegian salmon in two different flavors and white fish (lavaret).
Tasting - Dégustation: Come, taste and find your favourite! We can also tell you what other fishes are possible to order.
Last chance for discount: For all orders for Christmas placed latest this Friday 31st October we give 5 % discount
Many of the traditional delicacies that are a must on Nordic Christmas
table are part of our standard selection. To make sure that there is enough and
you can get your desired products we need pre-orders. Please hurry because some of the products need to be ordered latest by 25th October, for others the deadline is 14th November.
10 % discount on all orders placed and payed latest on 25th October!
9.10.2014 Sami Originals - Pewter Bracelets
We are proud to announce that traditional Sami Pewter Bracelets (tennarmband, tinarannekoru) are added in our selection.
Come and check out our models!
Chapeau to all that visited us and for the enormous job our chef did.
Hope you enjoyed as much as we did.
Same time next year, until then freshly baked buns atleast three times a week!
A delivery with fresh product has arrived on Thursday afternoon. Important information on contents and other news on our Newsletter (in English)
Should you like to read the news in Swedish or Finnish, inform us so you will be sent it by e-mail.
Even though we do not stock childrens food it is possible to order it separately. You will find the products that can be ordered from the enclosed productlisting. 22nd September is the deadline for preliminary deliverydate 10th October. Next possibility to order from this selection will be for preliminary deliverydate 21st November 2014.
This weeks bargains could well be enjoyed by the camp fire:
delicious instant potato puré and gluten-free snack bar of chocolate, raspberries and apple!l
More bargains in the boutique, open 10-13h and 15-19. Welcome!
Even though we do not stock childrens food it is possible to order it separately. Some products are available for better prices from Finland, others from Sweden. Next possibility to order from Finland will be for preliminary deliverydate 7th November 2014. Orders for this delivery need to be placed latest 17th October. Selection with prices in the orderform.
Next possibility to order from this selection will be about one month later
4th October 2014
We are celebrating the Nordic home baking tradition by highlighting this much-loved pastry on the Official "Kanelbullens Dag".
Special prices and apply!
On the international pop-up restaurant day 15th November 2014 we will be serving a menu consisting of Nordic specialities. Contents of the menu and exact opening hours will be informed later
This weeks bargains would be good snacking even in Lapland:
Presidentti-coffee, chocolate coated waffles and sea buckthorn jam!
More bargains in the boutique, open today 10-13h and 15-19. Welcome!
We still have crayfish and the mandatory Västerbotten -cheese available!
Some tasty tips how to use Västerbotten
Laplands "Craziest shopkeeper" has challenged all retailers for one week to give away free to customers the products with passed expiration date. We have done this already for sometime now and have no intention to change our habbit.
In todays delivery we received again lots of new products that our customers have looked forward to, for example soured herring aka surströmming!
Learn more about the controversial Swedish tradition "surströmmingspremiär"
Some of the novelties are now available: Marimekko napkins, Mumin and Angry Birds mugs and bowls and of course sauna-products.