Baking bread the #EstonianWay

with Harper's Bazaar journalist

Anthony Berklich

Baking bread the #EstonianWay

Photo: Alari Teede, Visit Estonia

This is a country full of delightful contrasts: rugged coastlines and delicate baroque architecture, world-class fine dining and age-old recipes. It’s also one of the only places you can learn to bake traditional rye bread with a former First Lady. Luxury travel writer Anthony Berklich came all the way to Hiiumaa island to get a lesson in baking bread the #EstonianWay with chef, entrepreneur and prominent figure Evelin Ilves.

Day one

Sfäär Restaurant & Store

Sfäär Restaurant & Store

Hotel Telegraaf

Hotel Telegraaf

Restaurant Tchaikovsky

Restaurant  Tchaikovsky
Day two

Arro Ceramics Workshop

Arro Ceramics Workshop

Africa Promenade

Africa Promenade

Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle

Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle

Haapsalu Old Town

Haapsalu Old Town

Cafe-Restaurant Hapsal Dietrich

Cafe-Restaurant Hapsal Dietrich

Rohuküla Harbour

Rohuküla Harbour

Roose Country House

Roose Country House
Day three

Suuremõisa castle

Suuremõisa castle

Tahkuna Lighthouse

Tahkuna Lighthouse

Huusi SPA

Huusi SPA

Huusi Holiday SPA

Huusi Holiday SPA
Day four

Heltermaa Harbour

Heltermaa Harbour

Kärme Küülik

Kärme Küülik

KOLK Brewery beer tasting

KOLK Brewery beer tasting

Virtsu Harbour

Virtsu Harbour

Viirelaid Lighthouse

Viirelaid Lighthouse

Viirelaid Lighthouse keeper's holiday resort

Viirelaid Lighthouse keeper's holiday resort
Day five

Paju Villa restaurant

Paju Villa restaurant

Tallinn Old Town

Tallinn Old Town

The Three Sisters Hotel

The Three Sisters Hotel

Restaurant NOA

Restaurant NOA
Day six

Telliskivi Creative City

Telliskivi Creative City

Baltic Station Market

Baltic Station Market

Restaurant Ülo

Restaurant Ülo

Kadriorg Park

Kadriorg Park

Kadriorg Palace

Kadriorg Palace

Restaurant Mon Repos

Restaurant Mon Repos
About Anthony

Anthony Berklich is a journalist for Harper’s Bazaar and the founder of luxury travel platform Inspired Citizen. He’s visited over 80 countries, and when he’s not writing, he’s consulting destinations and brands around the world. In Estonia, he especially loved the islands, describing Hiiumaa and Viirelaid as simply “incredible”.