From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Ranna puiestee 1, Pärnu
- Phone: +3725059779
- Web: www.hedonspa.com
- Seats: 42
Inspired by the Composer
The restaurant of the most comfortable spa hotel at Pärnu, which spoils its customers with high-flying fine dining, probably didn't have much choice for a name. After all, the memorial of Raimond Valgre, one of the most renowned Estonian composers, stands right next to the building. The restaurant is slightly awkwardly located in the corner of the hotel’s spacious lobby, with just thin curtains separating the space from the hotel’s bustle. A self-playing piano (with some of Valgre’s pieces among its repertoire) still helps to set the mood. The dishes are easier to understand with some background knowledge about Valgre’s life and times. The servers may or may not offer to explain, but be sure to ask! If you do, you might see some of the dishes in a new light. The solyanka, for instance. Likely enough, Valgre had to eat it often during the Second World War. Back then, it was made using any scraps at hand, such as perhaps the kidneys that, along with homemade pork and beef sausages, give the soup at the Raimond its multilayered, deep flavor. The whole front page of the drinks card is dedicated to Estonian drinks. Most of them, furthermore, quite local. Make sure to try the Tori Cider and Wine Farm’s tree-fallen autumn apple cider, if there’s any left...
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