So, when we arrived at one of the most charming old towns I had ever seen, complete with a almost intact surrounding wall, tiny cobblestone streets, and amazing churches, I was really exciting to see what else this city had to offer.
As I was the only one waiting in line (my husband and friends were still on a walking tour, which we would HIGHLY recommend anywhere in Eastern Europe), I was nervous they wouldn’t accept me because my whole party wasn’t there. Luckily, they were more than happy to help me up to a beautiful section of the old, 15th century home, to a table that had a wonderful view of the city.
If you want to hear about the ghost story we were told, here’s a link to the one we heard–it’s spooky!
Now, on to the food! One of my favorite things about this restaurant was the presentation … I mean, can you even handle it? It was a gorgeous representation of Tallinn’s strength, creativity, and talent. With their signature black bread (rye bread), topped with small “welcome treats” with local goat cheese, we had a lovely reminder of the uniqueness 0f the local cuisine.
With vanilla ice cream, touched with lime zest, and a raspberry-lime sauce (two of my very favorite things), this chocolate cake was a sight to behold. And, once the warm chocolate-y goodness rushed out of the center, it was as if a symphony had crescendoed and finished on the highest note with thundering applause!
Though a lot of the menu items were typical menu items, (chicken breast, chocolate cake, duck leg, etc.) the difference was Tallinn’s Rataskaevu 16 took these menu items to a whole new level–turning something ordinary into something extra-ordinary. Be sure to check out this restaurant as a destination or simply as an addition to an adventure in the must-see Baltic states.Rataskaevu 16 (Rataskaevu 16, Tallinn, Estonia // 372.642.4025)