Sampling the wonderful flavours of Estonian cuisine is a must during your visit to Tallinn. Estonian food, traditional or modern, changes throughout the year, with each season boasting its own unique flavours. The winter brings a range of hearty dishes. At a genuine Estonian Christmas dinner, you'll find jellied meat (sült in Estonian), beetroot salad, herring, roast potatoes and pork, sauerkraut, Christmas bread, black pudding with pickled pumpkin and lingonberry jam.
Traditional home-made beer has been replaced by dark porter that goes well with a roast. Few know that the porter-type beer is also excellent for desserts, especially chocolate treats. From local brands look for special Christmas brews from Saku, A Le Coq or one of the many Estonian craft breweries.
Traditional Estonian desserts often include kringle, a pretzel-shaped sweet bread and delicious buns, served with whipped cream, that are great after a day of skiing or sledging.
While strolling along the snowy town, pop into any shop, café or wine bar for a delicious cup of hot drink of your choice from mulled wine to hot chocolate.