The Finalists of Silverspoon 2017 Gastronomy Competition!

Press release / 18. October 2017

Press Release

12th of October 2017


The Finalists of the 2017 Silverspoon Gastronomy Competition!

The auditing firm PwC has counted and summarized the votes of the judges and named the finalists nominated for this year’s Silverspoon Gastronomy Competition. For the first time in the history of the Competition, an e-voting solution was used to collect feedback and count votes. The winners of each category of the season will be announced on the 3rd of November at the Gala Award Dinner at the Museum of Estonian Architecture.

The Finalists for the 2017 Silverspoon season were nominated in the following categories:

  • Fine Dining – Horisont, Tchaikovsky and Ö
  • Casual Dining – Gloria Winery, Kaks Kokka and Ribe
  • Family Restaurant – GOSPA, Lucca and YliCool
  • Estonian Cuisine – Farm, Juur and Leib Resto & Aed
  • International Cuisine – Cru, Gianni and Haku
  • Cafe – Café Lyon Meistri, Gianni Café and Hapsal Dietrich
  • Pub/Brasserie – Kolm SIbulat, Frenchy and Saku Gastropub
  • Street Food – La Prima Pizza, Papa Joe and Burger Kitchen Tänavagurmee

The nominees for the title of the Best Chef are Martin Meikas and Ranno Paukson from Restaurant Ö, Martin Meikas and Ranno Paukson from the restaurant Kaks Kokka, Shuichi Shiraish from restaurant Haku, and Costantino Veglianti from restaurant Gianni. The nominees in the Best Service category are Ribe, Haku and Gianni, and in the Best Vegetarian Offering category, they are Vegan Restoran V, Raimond and Ö.

According to Ago Vilu, the senior partner of PwC Baltics, the firm that was responsible for the independence and information security of the Competition, an electronic system was used for the first time for the evaluation of restaurants. “It made the information flow from the judges to us considerably simpler, faster and smoother. Also, the new e-voting system enabled to notable speed up the counting of votes and prepare valuable feedback information for restaurants,” Vilu explained.

Silverspoon’s 2017 season winners will be announced on the 3rd of November at the Museum of Estonian Architecture during the Grand Award Gala. Kim Mustonen, top chef from Michelin-starred restaurant OLO, will also hand out awards. All tickets to the Grand Award Gala have been sold.

At the Gala, guests will be treated to a 4-course degustation menu “No Boundaries”, which includes both champagne and a wine selection that has been selected specially to compliment the food. The menu of the Gala Dinner is the work of Mihkel Rand, the Best chef of Silverspoon 2016. Liis Lemsalu’s band will be performing, and the Gala show will be moderated by Mart Mardisalu.

“The purpose of the founders of Silverspoon is to promote Estonia’s culinary achievements. That’s why we donate 10 euros for each Gala ticket to the Young Chef Foundation. Donations will help to financially support one young gastronomy talent in order to help fund the studies or gather experience in Helsinki, a Michelin-starred OLO restaurant, under the direction of chef de cuisine Pekka Terävä,” added Marje Hallik-Wilson.

The organizers of the Silverspoon Competition are Marje Hallik-Wilson, Joakim Helenius, John Stewart Wilson, Mahesh Ramnani and Andres Peets. The patron of the competition is the grand old man of Estonian gastronomy – Dimitri Demjanov.

Sponsors of the Silverspoon 2017 competition are Borjomi, PwC, Bardinet SAS, Lipton, Liviko, Auto 100, Law Firm Sorainen, United Finance AS, Malmgårdin Panimo, Paulig, Segers, Pernod Ricard Estonia, PROMO Cash & Carry, Fleur de Royale, Tervise catering, Hypester OÜ, Mobec AS, Extrahaus OÜ, and Coca Cola HBC Eesti AS

The non-profit Estonian Gastronomy Society was founded in 2004. Silverspoon is the first gastronomy contest in Estonia, which aims to recognise and develop culinary culture in Estonia.

PwC helps organisations and private persons to create value in important fields. The network of PwC companies includes 157 countries with more than 208,000 employees (approximately 150 of them in Estonia) who are dedicated to offering qualitative solutions in the field of audit services as well as tax, legal and business consultations. PwC is also a recognised service provider in ensuring information security of various award juries.


Additional information:

Marje Hallik-Wilson

Chief Executive of Silverspoon

+372 52 87 830


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