Antto introduced a new take on the Finnish night time grill at Flow: a gourmet hot dog stand.
Antto took the lead in developing the culinary side of Helsinki’s Flow Festival in the years 2007-2009. Top food at a festival was a novelty concept 10 years ago, and has since become an essential part of the festival experience. In 2007, Antto introduced a new take on the Finnish night time grill at Flow: a gourmet hot dog stand. Following that success—and the festival’s move from an old warehouse block to the current venue at the former power plant Suvilahti— Antto continued reinterpreting festival food in 2008 with a 600 square metre food court with furniture by Artek and menus by Antto. The following year, Antto was in charge of curating an even bigger food complex, inviting along restaurants and caterers such as Makutakuu, Raku Ya, Grotesk and Nolla. Antto’s own acclaimed festival restaurant served vegetarian fare right in the middle of the food court, with table service.
Photo Flow/Jussi Hellsten