Look at the Food!

The Fii is a minimalist restaurant behind floor-length windows at Hotel Sophia at Tartu Lõunakeskus. The view, while broad, gives to the shopping centre and the science park – in a word, nothing to write home about. The restaurant serves particularly attractive food as if to compensate. The young head chef Ken Trahv rejects all limits as a matter of principle. Cooked and sliced, the oysters are served in their shells as soup. Trout tartare and sushi rice make for “sea stones” tasting of sushi… His signature cuisine is currently among Estonia’s most interesting. You find yourself itching to try all the dishes you notice. Even the ones served to the table across. The menu is updated inconsistently, but frequently enough to make every visit worth the while. The food used to outshine the drinks; as of late, the latter have improved by a vast margin. Those bored with sparkling wine would do well to try the Cucava: a cocktail of cava with cucumber liquor and guelder-rose tonic. An aperitif par excellence! The best drink to pair the oyster soup with is the Bulgarian Edoardo Miroglio Blanc de Noir: a white, slightly creamy red grape wine. People come to “look at the food” ever more often and from further afield, so we recommend booking in advance.