Nokan äitienpäivälounas / Nokka Mother’s Day Lunch

Early Fall Game


Game that has grown in the wild has a special role on our menu for two reasons. Hunted correctly and responsibly, it is the most ethical and sustainable meat we can serve. But more importantly, game meats have a unique taste are simply delicious.

Hunting season opens with bird hunts, and wild duck is the star at the game season’s start at Nokka.
 
Game that has grown in the wild has a special role on our menu for two reasons. Hunted correctly and responsibly, it is the most ethical and sustainable meat we can serve. But more importantly, game meats have a unique flavor are simply delicious.
 
Early fall hunting season focuses on migratory bird hunts. In addition to pigeons, ducks gather to large flocks and start heading south. Hunting responsibly, we can sustainably harvest a moderate number of birds from these flocks.
 
The ducks we serve at Nokka are hunted in Inkoo, at the south coast of Finland. Retriever dogs are used at the hunts to make sure no bird is lost, and all the ducks are handled properly and promptly.
 
The breast meat of a duck is dark red, tender and very flavorful. When cooked, the meat gets a lighter, pink hue, but cooked properly and to the right temperature, it remains tender and retains its distinctive flavor. Duck pairs well with other autumn’s seasonal flavors. We are now serving lightly smoked duck breast with gooseberries and oven-roasted pumpkin.