Category Archives: cruise

Von Krahli Aed – Tallinn, Estonia

The first port of call was the capital of Estonia, Tallinn.

<Viru Gate>

The old town of Tallinn is well-preserved from the medieval age, with cobblestone streets, castles, churches, town hall and market. We had lunch at Von Krahli Aed, a restaurant that serves Estonian cuisine at a good price.

The restaurant was full and had to turn people without reservations away. Thank goodness I made a reservation a few weeks ahead!

herring on seed bread with poached egg and beet root ice cream….  this was a really interesting combination!  I used the egg yolk as salad dressing and the ice-cream to balance out the saltiness of the herring…The beet root ice cream was more like a sorbet…

fish soup.. only 3 euros!

pasta with chicken… although it looks like a cream sauce, it actually isn’t and has a bit of lemony taste to it.. only 5 euros!

roasted chicken with fresh salad and coconut milk sauce….

Crème brûlée with fresh berries

dark chocolate cake with hot cherry sauce and peppermint ice-cream…. extremely rich chocolate cake and strong tasting peppermint ice cream!

This was the best value for quality meal we had on this trip!  All this for less than 40 euros!


Von Krahli Aed

8 Rataskaevu, Tallinn, Estonia
 +372 626 90 88

MS Eurodam @ Baltic Sea

After 5 days in Stockholm, we embarked on our Baltic Sea cruise on Holland America’s MS Eurodam.

We’ve been with Holland America before but among all our cruise experience, the food this time was such a disappointment.   The food was either too salty or too bland, the seafood was tasteless and the food wasn’t served hot enough (in the main dining room).

The few dishes I liked are:

Parfait of salmon and tuna tartars with creme fraiche and salmon caviar

king crab legs in fish broth

Schokolade Tasche (a purse of crispy phyllo dough filled with rich chocolate)…. This was chocolate lava cake wrapped in pastry! Soooo delicious!

fruit crisp of the day…. I had this every night! fruit crumble with nuts and ice-cream!

FAIM? un peu…

Holland America’s MS Eurodam