From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Vana-Posti 7, Tallinn
- Phone: +3724331818
- Web: www.parrot.ee
- Seats: 80
For the love of deserted islands and palm tree fantasies
There’s a tropical bird in Tallinn’s Old Town. An exotic creature that can’t live without glitter and lush plants. At Parrot the “aloha theme” is in full swing; the staff uniforms sport loud patterns that compete with the in-your-face wallpaper. Tropicana has left its mark on the drinks list as well as the toothsome menu; flavors are informed by juices, dressings and seasoning are made with exotic fruits, and the service is Caribbean-attentive and friendly. In addition to Tropicana, the creators of Parrot also found inspiration in the secrecy of America’s prohibition era. The ground floor is influenced by art deco and the basement by art noveau, both look beautiful. These two styles and stories are joined by a surprise. As was common during prohibition, the entrance to the downstairs bar is through a closet. Creative cocktails rule the beverage menu, the selection of wines is limited, though our waiter promised it will soon be expanded. The most exciting tipples play along with the carefree 1920s theme, there are, however, alcohol-free options for non-bon vivants. Befitting the minute bar, dishes are tapas-sized, meant to provide a taste experience rather than fill your stomach. A bite-sized burger and a macaroon-shaped fish cookie are delicious but you need pay close attention to pin down the actual flavors of either, as these starters are truly small. Mini-mains weighing a hundred grams are one step up in size, there are also a couple of larger offerings for hungrier guests. Tropical Oysters is the most surprising of Parrot’s desserts, taking a bit of help from molecular gastronomy; mango and peach have been turned into a “mollusk”, served as oysters usually are––on an oyster shell, surrounded by seaweed. It’s a fruity greeting from a sandy beach, flavored with sweet sunshine...
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