One of the most inspiring stories we heard as children dated back to the 17th century. It concerned Martti Marttinen from Rautalampi, who boldly packed a bag with food and headed out into unknown parts of the world. He went to Sweden and then America, where he became known as Morton.

Martti hardly guessed what a huge impact his courage would have on future generations, as indeed he played a part in the birth of the United States of America. In 1776, his great-grandson, Sheriff John Morton, was among the select group that signed the Declaration of Independence.

Our restaurant was named after that story. Following in Martti’s footsteps, 400 years later we filled our bags with food and left our birthplace in Rautalampi to see what the world had to offer. Since 2010, we have been inviting friends to join us in our adventure, to cross boundaries and pursue their dreams. We know that good things happen to good people and believe that the best stories begin wherever people gather around a table.

Martti’s travels changed the world, but Morton’s travels are just the beginning.