In the summer, Alexander is on Muhu and in the winter, at Toompea
November 28th, 2016
If the downtown in Tallinn’s old town is literally packed with restaurants, then up at Toompea there are a lot less of them. For some, you need to know the location beforehand, otherwise you will have a hard time finding it. Hidden in the house pictured is Alexander Chef’s Table. The only indication of it being there is a small sign by the doorbells.
If you ring the bell, you will first find yourself in a small courtyard. And as soon as the gate closes behind you, the first mood has been set. The closed off courtyard is enchanting. On the other side of the yard, behind a green door, lays the smallest restaurant in Tallinn.
There is only a single table here. It seats fourteen people around it. There are already some single-table restaurants around the world. In contrast to the ultimate privacy of luxurious restaurants, here the companies meeting each other by chance for an evening are encouraged to be social. It is simply rude to be by yourself and tap at your phone under the table in a restaurant like this.
Alexander Chef’s Table always has time for its guests. And they expect that in turn every guest will take time for other guests, meals, drinks, and the restaurant. The dinner starts at the same time for everyone and that forces everyone to be considerate towards the others. Matthias Diether, the head chef of Alexander, also has to, in addition to cooking, play the part of a host.