[Sca-cooks] Estonian food

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Mon Jan 28 09:15:26 PST 2013

I visited Olde Hansa a few years ago. The decor is lovely but, at least 
then, the food wasn't consistently period. Not only did they serve 
coffee, the recipes, so far as I could tell, were invented by the 
proprietor on the basis of his guesses, not actually taken from period 
cookbooks. I don't know if that situation has changed since.

On 1/28/13 2:02 PM, Stephanie Ross wrote:


> Tallinn is the only intact medieval city left in Europe because Hitler
> wanted to live there after the war, so he never bombed Estonia. It is quite
> the tourist city with visitors from all over the world. There is a medieval
> restaurant there called Olde Hansa, after the Hanseatic League that ruled
> Estonia and the Nordic countries during the late middle ages (
> www.oldehansa.ee). The restaurant also has a bakery that serves meat pies
> for take away - the carrot and parsnip one was divine and unusual. I loved
> walking down the cobblestone street eating a hot meatpie fresh from the
> oven. The only thing that would have made it better was if I had been in
> garb, although the street vendors that serve spiced nuts were in 14 cent.
> medieval clothing, and Olde Hansa had a medieval store where I could have
> bought clothes, shoes and ceramics. I did buy a Bartman mug for my former
> lord. I saw the original from an archeology dig in a museum in Riga, Latvia
> on my second trip.  The best part about Estonia is that everyone under 35
> is fluent in English because of the Internat/Skype.
> AEschwynne


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