SicaPelle

Creative, brave, outrageous and enthusiastic – SicaPelle is a sizzling mix of them all.

We start with the local produce and amazing tastes Porvoo has to offer. Then we throw in a pinch of Italian atmosphere, some charming customer service, a little youthful passion and years of experience for an approach to fine dining that can best be described as pure joy.

We live and breathe the culinary arts, bubbling over with ideas for incredible new challenges and with one all-encompassing purpose – to delight our guests.

Come join us on our journey of delectable discovery!

Book a table: www.sicapelle.fi  or 0401479933

Our story

Ville Vallgren, also known as Pariisin Ville, artist and sculptor, was a bon vivant of his own time. The hosts of SicaPelle Wining & Dining, Riku and Johanna Stenros, are very proud to be living in Ville’s childhood neighbourhood, which is filled with lively stories and dreams of a spontaneous, joyful life.

The Vallgrens spent much of their time taking care of their gardens and raising pigs. Ville loved animals as much as he adored life, and the pigs were his favourite – they were even allowed to run free inside the house.

Ville was enthralled with food and art, and had a studio built in the villa. He held improvised dinner parties where he not only handcrafted the meals, but the dishes they were served on as well. The renowned painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela lived nearby and was a regular guest. The dinner parties were filled with laughter, happiness, great food and drink, speeches and loving friendship.

From time to time that friendship was put to the test, no more so than the day Akseli’s dogs, Kova and Kiivas, decided to eat Ville’s pet pig, SikaPelle. Thankfully the friendship endured this incident.

SicaPelle Wining & Dining is our tribute to life’s joys and eccentricities, laughter, pleasure-seeking, exceptional food and wine, art and, most of all, Ville’s dear pet pig, SikaPelle.