From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Vase 14, 10125 Tallinn
- Phone: +372 518 8510
- Web: saltrestoran.ee/
- Seats: 42
The United Nations of gastronomy
Salt proves that small can also be big. It might be a local restaurant, but its fame reaches far beyond its home turf of Kadriorg. There’s a couple of reasons for this: the drinks never cease to amaze and the food is a fireworks display of gastronomic bravado, a culinary United Nations of sorts as Peru, Laos, Sweden, China, Malaysia, France, Japan, Italy and Thailand are all represented here. And though some may say this is a baroque exaggeration and an overly enthusiastic endeavor, it works for Salt because the restaurant manages to ace even the most ambitious dishes. Though we’re not going to lie, occasionally the execution fails to stand up to the idea. The seasonal menu changes weekly, and yet, with all this variety, there is also some sense of permanence. Grilled octopus with crispy potatoes, red onion, fennel salad and perselata (a Spanish sauce of parsley, garlic and olive oil) has been on the menu every time we’ve visited. “As requested by our guests,” says the waiter. They’ve tried removing it several times, bringing about protest from the regulars. The staff is highly skilled at pairing this rollercoaster of global flavors with various beverages; the wine list includes sparkling wine from England, red wine from Georgia, ice wine from Romania, there are also pilsners, lagers and other suds as well as non-alcoholic options, and splendid cocktails. Contrasting all that brouhaha on the plates, Salt is sparsely decorated; the result is simple, beautiful, and very cozy. It gets crowded during prime dining-time, making the place look more like the overpopulated dining room of a private home. You’ll want to sit next to the open kitchen, the better to chat with the chefs about the peculiarities of the current mushroom season that brought about the black trumpet risotto you’re enjoying...
To read the whole review go to Buy The White Guide Nordic 2018.