Pegasus was replaced by fish and wine
When the flight of the winged horse Pegasus ended, it left an empty feeling. This place had always been something more than just an eating place.
But pessimistic approach has never triggered any progress, unlike optimism. The fishes of Fish&Wine, which had already been open for four years in a somewhat more "off" location, simply swam to the former Pegasus and... voilà!, one fine day, the doors were open again.
The house was crowded for several days until a cold and rainy weather eventually provided a quieter day. What no one dared to believe has become true – the restaurant of the Writers' House is open and "in" again. Thought and talked about by everyone in the know.
F&W looks more fresh, trendy and cheerful than ever before. And there is reason to be cheerful, as the times of economic recession brought expansion instead of reduction.
It is a sight in itself when the leading servers Kairi (see photo) and Marin walk about in the restaurant room, easily cheering up even the most melancholy guest with their never-ending smiles.
The place can be visited frequently in order to cheer oneself up (and, of course, to still one's hunger) because F&W proudly continues the invasion of „nice“ prices in the restaurants of the Old Town of Tallinn.
The menu of the place with a laconic name is just as laconic. It mostly contains fish dishes and wines to go with them. However, each plate has also something unique on it. Take this tar-tar. Can you remember ever seeing it served with salad? Hardly!
Wine is a subject in itself. The wine list is not long but with attractive prices. Should a particularly demanding guest fail to find anything in the limited selection, the wine shop next door can be visited together. Any guest will surely find the desired wine there.
Even the selection of fish is not as limited as the menu states. The selection is seasonal, soon there will be different menus for weekdays and weekends. And another good thing – F&W also serves breakfast.
The food at Fish&Wine is simple and tastes just as it looks on the plate. Cooks apply their art and skills in order to achieve natural tastes, without trying to surprise the guest.
The restaurant draws a parallel between its not-so-wide selection and the Rotermanni market. Mainly serving fresh Estonian fish according to the season, F&W is exactly like that market compared to the larger and more established ones – small but cute.
Fish&Wine in its new location is as fitting and confident as if it had been there all along. And so it should be in the future!