A food blogger meeting in Tallinn

From left to right: Me, Kristina from Clivia’s Cusine, Anne from Anne’s food and Pille from Nami-nami.

On Monday evening I, Anne from Anne’s food and Kristina from Clivia’s cuisine took the ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn in Estonia to meet Pille from Nami-nami. The monday evening and night was spent on the ferry and on Tuesday morning we arrived in Tallinn.

We first went for a morning coffee at Double Coffee in the shopping mall Viru Keskus where I enjoyed a banana latte, with whipped cream and banana liquer, which wasn’t quite what I had expected but it was really good. Maybe not the ideal breakfast though :-)

Pille, Kristina and Anne at Kuldse Notsu Kõrts.

After some strolling in the shops it was finally time to meet up with Pille at the Town Hall. It was so nice to finally meet sweet Pille and she directly took us for lunch at Kuldse Notsu Kõrts, a restaurant with traditional Estonian food, where we first exchanged gifts and then had a lovely lunch. We got Estonian recipes and a nice soap that smells like tar (!) which will be perfect when I’ll go for a sauna with Fredrik to the bath house the next time. Kristina and Anne received marzipan figures while I got a cute clay cat as I had already received a marzipan frog with the blogging for post parcel that Pille sent me before summer. And we gave Pille cups from Höganäs to match with her teapot.

Meat in jelly with potatos and a very hot tasty Estonian mustard.

For starters we shared meat in jelly with potato and a very hot Estonian mustard, which I really liked. Pille told us that the dish is very typical in Estonia especially for special occasions; just as in Poland. For main I had a great casserole with chicken liver and mashed potoates which was very nice. Liver is underestimated and really tasty.

Chicken liver casserole.

I enjoyed the food very much at Kuldse Notsu Kõrts, it was hearty and delicious. Instead of eating dessert at Kuldse Notsu Kõrts, Pille showed us beautiful Tallinn and we then went to Chocolats de Pierre where we had lovely chocolates and desserts together with coffee. I loved the interior and I wish that we had a place like this in Stockholm. After the coffee we had some more sightseeing and shopping and then it was finally time to get back to the ferry again. Thank you so much kind Pille for our lovely day and that you took your time with us. Thank you for the lunch, the gifts and for showing us Tallinn! And a big thanks to Anne and Kristina for the great travel company.

Coffee, cake and chocolates at Chocolats de Pierre.

The cosy interior at Chocolats de Pierre.

A view over beautiful Tallinn.

Spiced almonds outside Olde Hansa. My husband loved these and luckily Pille has a good recipe on her site.

12 Responses to “A food blogger meeting in Tallinn”

  1. maria~
    September 29th, 2007 18:25

    How wonderful to meet fellow bloggers! I hope to do that some time. And seriously, how can a DB get-together not end with a divine cake and chocolate? :) Awesome!

  2. Kalyn
    September 29th, 2007 21:05

    It sounds like you all had such a wonderful time!

  3. Tartelette
    September 30th, 2007 07:14

    What a great city and gorgeous gals!

  4. ilva
    September 30th, 2007 08:03

    I wish I had been there with you, it looks lovely!

  5. Pille
    September 30th, 2007 09:00

    What a lovely write-up of your trip here! It was wonderful finally meeting you all, especially as we didn’t manage to do that last summer:) I’m happy you had great time here in Tallinn – hope it wasn’t the last time to meet here!

  6. joey
    October 1st, 2007 08:30

    How fantastic that you got to meet up with Pille and the rest! :) Looks like you guys had a lot of fun…I have been to Estonia once…very pretty :)

  7. Evelin
    October 1st, 2007 18:38

    I always love to read about visits to Estonia and reading kind words like yours is really a pleasure:)

  8. Shaun
    October 1st, 2007 22:53

    Dagmar – What a lovely trip you ladies had. I love that you are able to take a ferry to your respective cities, though a long one at that. There are no countries to go to by ferry from New Zealand (maybe a huge cruise ship that goes around the South Pacific, but that is not a ferry)! I love that you were able to try the hearty Estonian cuisine. I would have loved to try the liver casserole, and I am curious about their very hot mustard. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

  9. Dagmar
    October 2nd, 2007 22:34

    Maria: We actualy discussed some Daring bakers topics. It would be great if ALL Daring bakers could meet someday! :-)

    Kalyn: It was great and I hope to meet more food bloggers in the future.

    Tartelette: Tallinn is very beautful, I would love to go there more times. And the blogging girls are fantastic!!

    Ilva: I hope to meet you someday again, I hope you can join us next time!

    Pille: I will definitly travel to Tallinn more times. It’s too bad that we couldn’t meet last summer but better late then never! :-) Thanks again!

    Joey: Yes, it was a great trip.

    Evelin: I really liked Tallinn!

    Shaun: I’ve never thought about as I take it for granted.. We can get to a lot of places by ferry from Sweden and it takes between 20 minutes up to 16 hours depending on where you go. We can go to Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Poland, England, Åland and Lithuania by ferry. And I probably missed some countries :-)

  10. Maria
    September 1st, 2008 18:19

    You must have had a really nice time together. That chicken liver with mashed potatoes catched my attention at first sight and it looks really good. I think I’ll prepare something similar for my family, it’s time we went a little bit foreign. :) And those chocolate wonders liyng on the snow white plates! I’m almost drooling. Naaah, just kidding. But this article convinced me to improve my cooking skills. Estonian cuisine, here I come!

  11. Andy
    January 28th, 2010 16:15

    I just stumble across this blog looking for Kuldse Notsu Kõrts. A fantastic place – the meat feast for 2 was unbelievable.
    Strange you were in Brussels just prior, that mirrors my last holidays.

    All the best.

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