May 08, 2019 | Written by Patricia Murphy

Second Stop: Tallinn Days 3 & 4

Day 3 of our trip to Tallinn Started with a stroll through Old Town and down to the water. We started down at the harbor where there was a fascinating collection of ships, including a Norwegian Ice Breaker. Of course they need an ice breaker, but who thinks of an ice breaker until you need one? We enjoyed the fresh air and ocean sea breeze. Next we stopped at the Tallin Cultural Hub called Kultuuri Katel, which is housed in an old factory. It included an exhibit that I found fascinating, but that John found too high concept. It studied the relationship between work and rest though visual imagery. We started to get hungry, so we wandered down to the
Rotermann Quarter, which is between the Old Town and the city centre, in the historical Rotermanni Disctrict. I chose a restaurant called Kaks Kokka, and I really enjoyed my dish though John felt his to be a little one note. Perhaps everything this day before our big meal would be a disappointment to him?

We have tried many Michelin starred restaurants, so we were very thrilled to be able to try NOA CHef’s Hall. We had done a lot of research on the place, and truly enjoyed this YouTube video about chef Orm Oja. We sat at the Chef’s Table so we could see Orm and his team work their magic. We had such delicious courses and really enjoyed the service too. At sunset, all the restaurant patrons went out to the lawn to watch the sun set over the water.

The next day, I was able to buy a beautiful print by an Estonian artist that looks very much like that sunset! I even got to meet her. Our experience in Estonia was everything we hoped for and more. I kept trying to think of a way I could live there!