Art Priori: When All the Taste Buds Are Involved.
Olevimägi 7, Tallinn, 10123 Eesti / 19 августа 2017
First of all, it’s beautiful.
A restaurant being also an art gallery is not the most widespread concept. Dark canvases of Dutch and English masters on white plaster background create an impression of portals to another world. Add some proper design solutions and attention to the interior minutiae such as miniature replicas of the main chandelier in the hanging lamps and 17th century candlesticks. The place is cozy and light, not overloaded with details, located in the Old City.
There’re only eight tables + a separate room for a big company.
Secondly, it’s delicious.
There’re fifteen positions in the menu. However, they promise to introduce another ten by September. Emphasis is laid upon local products. This is contemporary Baltic cuisine at its best, which makes full use of the latest advances in science and technology.
Tomatoes fresh/dried on goat cheese broken by nitrogen with a variation of pesto. Stroganina of three types of fish beneath seaweed. Sous vide guinea fowl with baked parsley root. Pike patty with cucumbers and a vegetable side dish. A play of textures, temperatures, taste, and color.
There is a tasting set, but you have to order it in advance.
In spring they changed the chef. The duo of Orm Oja and Mart Klaas was replaced by Alexander Kolomar who got the cook of the year award at TallinFoodFest 2016. This castling didn’t affect the kitchen anyhow badly.
Excellent wine list. Different types of homemade herb-flavoured vodka. Local cider and beer. Cocktails.
The waiters are really cool, no fuss or servility, but they know their business. The owners are hospitable, they will make your night unique.
If you visit Tallinn, this is a must have!