The Tar Ceremony at Savu
The Tar Initiation Ceremony is recommended for a party of 10-50 persons and it can be ordered in advance to be combined with dinner or lunch menu reservation.
The history of the Tervasaari Storehouse, built in 1805 as a tar storehouse, is being brought back to life in the Tar Initiation Ceremony at the Restaurant Savu. Tar is a real all-purpose substance. In the olden days, it was used for protecting boats and buildings, scenting soap, healing wounds, conditioning the skin, and a lot more. Edible tar products are used for flavouring food and spirits and you can enjoy tar flavoured food and beverages at Savu. An old Finnish proverb also states that if sauna, vodka and tar won't help, the disease is fatal. Learn more from tar here>>
Tar ceremony includes opportunity to washing hands with tar soap and by tasting and smelling the selection on the tar tray, the guests will be given an introduction of how tar was produced and used and how the restaurant Savu is connected to tar. Tar tray includes pine tar schnapps, small savory delicacy, piece of tar string and sweet tar candies. As a memory the guests will have a small mark made with boat tar and also a special spell will be told to bring good luck.
The price for tar ceremony is 12 €/person
A nice memento of the Tar Initiation Ceremony, to be ordered in advance, is a beautifully packaged gift: a washing glove and tar soap.
The washing glove is high-quality Finnish handiwork by Jokipii.
The price of the gift package is 17 €/person.
Also other tar products like tar soap, tar shampoo and tar syrup can be bought as give-aways.