From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Ranna pst 5, Pärnu
- Phone: +372 444 4444
- Web: rannahotell.ee/en/
- Seats: 70
Old school charms and a whiff of the past
Built for life’s larger celebrations, for joyous gatherings where elegant guests enjoyed a cornucopia of exquisite food while lubricating their conversations with plentiful drink, Rannahotell was constructed to symbolize the glamour of the 1930s. Today both the hotel and its restaurant have been fully renovated twice but, most interestingly, the special spark of the past is still very much present. This atmosphere carries through the food, traditional yet prepared and served in a modern manner. Chef Herkki Ruubel creates complex dishes, though refreshingly, he leaves his ego out of them; he uses innovative techniques to bring out the distinct characteristics of the ingredients rather than to show off his skills. Ruubel is especially good with sauces, his whey dressing makes a dish of burnt onion soar, it’s a very special culinary experience. His porcini mushroom velouté gives an incredibly aromatic nuance to an expertly cooked filet of halibut. The Rannahotell and restaurant are also special for another reason, time stands still here. It always has. This, however, doesn’t mean it’s stagnant and boring, rather, it invites you to take some time off and enjoy a whiff of the olden days...
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