From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Harjumaa, Kose vald, Triigi küla, Triigi
- Phone: +37256666225
- Web: kau.ee
- Seats: 50
The explorer’s eccentric abode
Intimate restaurant Kaheksa jalga, or Eight Legs (there is an octopus-shaped chandelier in the ceiling alluding to its name), is located in the small Kõue Manor, exactly 50 kilometers from the center of Tallinn. A short drive for a very big culinary experience that should of course be combined with an overnight stay at this cozy manor hotel, once belonging to the explorer Otto von Kotzebue. The current owners have restored it in their own original way, it is without a doubt Estonia’s most whimsical accommodation, with the restaurant giving it added flair. Chef Ellery Powell’s menu is perhaps the country’s shortest, consisting of three appetizers, three main courses, and three desserts, from wild boar and pistachio terrine to quince, granola and goat cheese ice cream. Those change quite frequently though, so returning guests need not fear eating the same dish twice. Compared to the hotel’s idiosyncratic décor, Ellery’s cooking is more modest and restrained. It’s paired with exclusive wines that are stored in a striking cellar dating back to the 13th century. A meander through the manor ‘s gardens and its environs will give you a very good picture of where the food on your plate comes from...
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