Tallinn: Old World in a ‘New Nordic’ Food Scene

This shore tour is available to book for all confirmed group members. For a complete description and pricing, contact Food & Wine Trails.

The small country of Estonia, bordering the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland in northern Europe, is known for primeval forests, its rugged coastline, and medieval castles scattered throughout. On the northern tip sits Tallinn, the capital city with a beautifully preserved Old Town, which survived the Soviets as well as earlier occupations. Today the city is an exciting blend of old and new with technology and cuisine on the forefront of Estonia’s modern renaissance.

A young generation of Estonian chefs is propelling a culinary revolution. The “new Nordic” cuisine combines traditional Scandinavian flavors with innovative techniques resulting in modern, seasonal dishes that showcase the best of the nearby sea and forest, challenging in a country that spends eight months of the year in winter. Additionally, attention to craft brewing has grown immensely in just a few years, fueled by home-brewers and a city fond of nightlife resulting in the current cutting-edge, quality beer available. Your experience today will include both progressive food and beer movements that are putting Tallinn more on the gastronomic map.

Highlights for this tour include a tour and tasting at a leading brewery, a multi-course lunch with wine and other beverages led by the restaurant’s co-owner and sommelier, and a guided walking tour of Old Town Tallinn.

  • Tallinn, Estonia

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