We are going RAW

by Peeter Pihel


For quite some time now we have been organizing special events for all the foodies out there, we call it 20by8 – first at Neh and now at Alexander Restaurant. This forthcoming event is going to be something special as it is somewhat a test for our young Estonian chefs – all on  route to perfection in their home-kitchens, now coming together as a team (going to represent Estonia in Culinary Olympics in 2014)  to take on a task of foraging the woods, finding wild plants and a cooking at a temperature that may not exceed 37° C…. Yes, we are going RAW this time around in our 20by8 culinary happening! I will give you a brief overview how it all went down probably in the next week – so stay tuned to Kitchencrunch!

An exclusive ‘20 by 8’ Culinary Event at Alexander Restaurant – Pädaste Manor on 26 May

This time we have invited five talented Estonian chefs to join the Pädaste culinary team and rise to the occasion. With our guidance these young chefs are set to create a fabulous five-course dinner.

The five promising young talents are members of the Estonian Young Chefs Team which will participate in the 2014 Culinary Olympics in Germany. Pädaste Manor – as a leading restaurant in Estonia – takes this initiative to encourage the team, pass on knowledge and motivate the “future generation” of Estonian gastronomy.

Diners participating in ‘Raw’ are also invited to join in with some of the day-time fun! Under the guidance of our horticulturist Anna–Liisa Piiroja, our clients and chefs are heading for the woods and meadows to gather wild produce. The foraging trip departs from Pädaste on Saturday at noon.

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* 20 by 8 is as much about discovery of food as about meeting with fellow members of the foodie tribe, hence a certain culinary curiosity is a pre-requisite – however, the true joy of 20 by 8 is very much about socializing at table.

** Any tips left on this evening will go towards the travel budget of the 2014 Estonian Culinary Olympic Team. Your generosity in support of these fine young chefs is very much appreciated!

‘20 by 8’ arrangement includes accommodation on Saturday night and prices start at €192 per person, based on double occupancy and subject to the chosen room category. Naturally this all inclusive arrangement comprises the dinner event with a sumptuous selection of dishes, wines and after dinner drinks on 26 May.

Please note the foraging trip starts at noon and we welcome guests for dinner at 8pm

For reservations contact info@padaste.ee