From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Ringtee 75, Tartu
- Phone: +372 5885 5200
- Web: www.fiiresto.ee
- Seats: 70
Young and angry
These exact words describe Ken Trahv, the chef at one of Tartu’s newest restaurants. The status quo of the city’s restaurant scene had dragged on far too long, young and angry energy was bound to hit it at some point. Now it’s here, flexing its muscles at Fii, in Hotel Sophia, next to the Lõunakeskus Shopping Center; two things that can make a food enthusiast cautious––hotel dining and shopping mall malaise. In this case, however, you might want to swallow those preconceived notions, or you’ll miss out on a stellar young and angry food extravaganza. Trahv has worked in Estonia’s best restaurants, forming his culinary style along the way. It’s interesting to observe how his previous experiences are maturing into something personal; facsimiles of dishes he cooked elsewhere are gradually becoming his very own creations. Fii’s menu offers familiar main ingredients with somewhat surprising finishing touches, such as eel with mango, Jerusalem artichoke with pumpkin hummus or lamb with edamame beans. Tartu’s new generation of choleric chefs is rapidly making up for the culinary stagnation that has hitherto ruled in the city’s kitchens; Fii is the best place to get a taste of this development. And if you don’t like it you can always go shopping instead...
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