From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
Lihuniku Äri ja Restoran
- Address: Ülikooli 2a, Tartu
- Phone: +372 5865 0154
- Web: www.lihunik.ee
- Seats: 32
The triumph of beef
Finally beef has made into the limelight! In the otherwise pork-loving Estonia, no less than three steak restaurants opened last year. Unlike pork, there is not a lot of local beef served here, grass-fed beef farming still has a long way to go to reach the levels that pig farming is enjoying. Tartu’s Lihuniku Äri is a red meat-pioneer, the only restaurant in Estonia offering local grass-fed beef, to take home or to eat on the spot. Though beef-connoisseurs have whined that the texture of this meat is too tough and that it doesn’t melt in your mouth, Lihuniku Äri’s butchers are quickly honing their dry-ageing skills, making it harder and harder for the skeptics to complain. Case in point, there are three-, five- or seven course tasting menus, served right-smack in the middle of a rather unadorned, open kitchen, at a convivial communal table. The three-course menu includes carrot and cottage cheese, dry aged beef with kale and maple juice mousse, all meals are accompanied by wine with an excellent price to quality ratio. This bovine bonanza has only just begun...
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