Restaurant Elements, Riga (9 out of 10)

Restaurant Elements part of the Tallink hotel in Riga

http://www.tallinkhotels.com/documents/10192/18062318/Tallink-Hotel-Riga-Group-menus-2013-ENG.pdf      (not the best site)

Fusion between European and Baltic kitchen with strong personal influence of the head chef (Svetlana?!)

 

What did I eat?

Pan fried scallops and Suckling pig chop (see description down below) both great dishes!

Drink?

A bottle of Riesling with the name Geil (what means horny in my language), it could not be bad…… 😉

 

Good / Bad points:

+ what a warm restaurant, perfect interior, good lighting, eye for detail

+ For Baltic area a very challenging and European / Scandinavian menu, a lot that I like!

+ well trained staff, they know what they do here!

– ???? no real bad points here

 

points:

Food: 8.9 – Nice presentation and good filled plates. Surprising combinations, but also too much flavors. I prefer odd combinations but having 7 different tastes on 1 dish sometimes missed the harmony. Very good, but less would be more here at some times.

Coziness: 9.1 – The perfect chairs for a night out, warm lighting and attention for detail. However you do still see that you are in a hotel.

Staff: 9 – close to perfection, having wine knowledge, menu and ingredient knowledge, just a few years and they are worth a full 10

price – 9.1 Once again honest prices, for this meal and this service, they earned a great tip.

 

Overall: 9 out of 10

 

 

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