Press release 29 October 2020
Several events dedicated to food experiences will take place in November in various regions of Estonia. The dark autumn month favours indoor activities; therefore, a taste journey throughout Estonia gives locals and guests from abroad an opportunity to enjoy autumn with friends and close ones and discover new and interesting flavours.
Tallinn Restaurant Week (1-7 November)
During the first week of November, 61 of Tallinn's best restaurants are offering cheaper lunches and dinners at two price points. Food connoisseurs are presented with special flavors from à la carte menus, which means a delicious lunch might cost 10 euros and a multi-course dinner only 20 euros. The servings created by renowned chefs are pleasing to the eye and offer taste experiences that are difficult or even impossible to achieve in your own kitchen.
For more information, visit the website of Tallinn Restaurant Week.
Week of Southern Estonian Flavours (5-15 November)
The Week of Southern Estonian Flavors is taking place for the first time with the opening theme 'From Forest to Table' and is inviting those interested in gourmet experiences to visit restaurants in Tartu and six counties in Southern Estonia, at the southern border from Valga up to Jõgeva and in the west from Viljandi to the southeast corner of Estonia in Setomaa. Nearly 60 restaurants have put together special menus that showcase at least one product from Estonian forests and predominantly consist of local raw ingredients. For example, you can find Iceland moss, chestnuts, acorns, venison, spruce shoots, meadowsweet and much more from the forest. Special menus range from 15 to 19 euros.
Participating restaurants are visible on Google Maps.
Pärnu Restaurant Week (7-15 November)
Over time, the theme week, organised for the sixth year, has become one of the largest food culture events in the Pärnu region. Throughout the week, 26 restaurants in Pärnu offer a three-course menu at a special price along with several surprises. This year, visitors can choose restaurants in two categories: Eight restaurants offer three-course meals for 29 euros and 17 restaurants offer three-course meals for 19 euros.
For more information, visit the website of Visit Pärnu.
Black Food Festival Tallinn (21 November)
This year's Black Food Festival will be held in Tallinn at Põhjala Factory for the second time, having previously visited New York, London and Berlin. The audience will be surprised by the significant number of eateries, chefs and product presenters with black food and delicious flavours.
Visitors can also explore theme-related home design, jewellery and more. The aim of the festival is to open the door to creativity and experimentation in the field of food and to unite everyone during dark nights in a pleasant city festival.
For more information, visit the website of Visit Estonia.
Other events to attend this autumn and winter in Estonia
Good food is an integral part of a successful weekend. But it is just as important to nourish the soul and enjoy culture. Here are some ideas for what to do while visiting Estonia:
• 5 June 2020 to 10 January 2021, Tartu, Science Centre AHHAA: Exhibition 'Ahhaa, Phobias!'
• 25 September 2020 to 17 January 2021, Tallinn, Fotografiska, new exhibitions
• 10 October 2020 to 20 March 2021, Tallinn, KUMU Art Museum: Egypt of Glory – Art from the Nile Valley
• 17 October 2020 to 25 April 2021, European premiere at Tallinn Seaplane Harbour: Unseen Oceans and the exhibition 'The Baltic Sea in the World Ocean'
• 13-29 November, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF)
• 29 November 2020 to 11 January 2021, Christmas City Tartu
• 29 November 2020 to 6 January 2021, Christmas in Tallinn Old Town The most beautiful Christmas tree in Estonia will shine in Town Hall Square this year as well. Tallinn Town Hall will open its doors to visitors and excursions will take place, Christmas delicacies can be enjoyed in cafes and art and light installations as well as specially decorated display windows can be enjoyed in many parts of the medieval Old Town.
• 19-20 December Christmas Village and Christmas Fair in Pärnu
Travelling to Estonia
Before planning a trip, play close attention to current information:
• on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• on the website of Visit Estonia