From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
NOA Chef’s Hall
- Address: Ranna tee 3, Tallinn
- Phone: +372 508 0589
- Web: noaresto.ee/en/head-chef-hall
- Seats: 50
Estonia’s culinary power house
A trifecta of great food, great drink and great ambiance, orchestrated by some of the country’s most accomplished hospitality pros. Tõnis Siigur, the founder and executive chef of Siigur Restaurant Group (NOA Chef’s Hall, NOA, Tuljak, OKO, Paju Villa), has become something of a mentor in the kitchen, encouraging his young, ambitious crew to express their personal culinary creativity rather than imposing his own style on everything. They cook most of the dishes over open flames and in a smoker, making the seemingly simple taste complex and rich with a charred charm. Smoked tomato with blue cheese and chives; asparagus “royal” with caviar dill and truffle; squid with “vintage” egg yolk and mussel jus are perfect examples of how Siigur’s chefs keep pushing for culinary innovation. And though we love wine and can’t really fathom a meal without it, we are forced to admit that Sommelier Sander Kink’s juice pairings are nothing short of genius, making wine seem like a boring beverage choice. Try the smoked tomato with “Tiger Milk” or pineapple-, cucumber and coriander juice, test the squid with apple and dill juice, sample the pigeon with blackcurrant- and blood orange juice and you’ll see what we mean. If you’re not convinced you can always consult the excellent wine list, filled with a thoughtful selection; Vaumorillon”Bourgogne Tonnerre 2016 from Domaine Moutard and SP68 Bianco 2016 from Arianna Occhipianti, Terre Siciliane IGT. The discerning, attentive wait staff knows how to create magic and make the meal an unforgettable experience. The ambiance plays a big role in this too, during a long dinner, the light, either artificial or natural, changes several times. You’d do well to pause before the dessert and visit the seaside terrace where the waves come crashing in right before your eyes. The worse the weather, the more spectacular the sight!..
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