Dining in Hotel Telegraaf
Restaurant Tchaikovsky has often received awards as one of Estonia's best restaurants. In fact, in 2015, it was voted one of The 50 Best Restaurants in Estonia. It is run under the guidance of Executive Chef Vladislav Djatšuk. It offers a wonderfully chic Russian atmosphere, serving Russian dishes on its elaborate menu. During the summertime, a terrace lunch menu is available, providing sandwiches, salads, soups, and desserts, as well as a selection of beef, duck, or fish for main courses. A nicely varied wine list, covering everything from champagne and sparkling wines to regular reds and whites, is available. It includes a selection of wines from France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Spain, Portugal, the United States, and New Zealand. Non-alcoholic wines are available from an even longer list of countries. Half bottles and dessert wines can also be ordered. A range of cocktails, spirits, soft drinks, and hot beverages, as well as Red Bull energy drink, are also on offer.
On the food menu, for starters, one can select from octopus with avocado, white fish roe and fennel sauce; venison tartar with mustard, marinated onion and rye bread croutons; wild mushroom pelmeni and cheese gratin with potatoes espuma; and more. Soups include Borsch à la Tchaikovsky and lobster soup with sugar peas and saffron cream. Both come with accompaniments such as smoked cheese, spinach and mushroom; rabbit and apple; and halibut, carrot and tarragon. Main courses are varied, offering roasted sturgeon fillet from Härjanurme farm with oxtail confit and fennel-olive sauce; pigeon with creamy lentils and beetroot sauce; roasted Black Angus beef flank with truffle-potato puree and Madeira sauce; and potatoes with truffle, glazed root vegetables and herbs-butter sauce. Desserts include rhubarb with rjaženka mousse and strawberry sorbet; pavlova à la Tchaikovsky; and chocolate cake with raspberries and pistachio ice cream.
A degustation menu, accommodating six diners, is also available and includes six dishes, where one is a dessert course. A selection of wines to accompany it is also provided. Further, in honor of the Maestro's 175th birthday, a new four-course degustation menu of favorites is currently on offer.
Getting room service
A full room service menu is provided in every room for those who prefer to dine privately, away from prying eyes. The Restaurant Tchaikovsky serves the excellent meals on the menu, created by Executive Chef Vladislav Djatšuk and his crew.