The Winners of Silverspoon 2017

Press Release / 8. November 2017

Press Release


4 November 2017


The Winners of Silverspoon 2017


The winners of Silverspoon 2017 were announced in cooperation with the independent audit company PwC at Silverspoon Grand Awards Gala on the 3rd of November at the Museum of Estonian Architecture. Restaurant Haku took the most wins – the Best Service, the Best International Kitchen and the Best Chef. This year’s Best Chef is Suichi Shiraishi. 

Restaurant Ö won the Fine Dining category, and restaurant Ribe the Casual Dining category. The Best Family Restaurant award went to GOSPA on the island of Saaremaa for the second year in a row. The restaurant with the Best Estonian Cuisine is Juur and the Best Café is Gianni Cafe. Burger Kitchen Street Gourmet won the Street Food category and Kolm Sibulat the Best Gastropub category. Vegan Restaurant V received the prize in the Best Vegetarian Offering category.

Since the main objective of the Silverspoon founders is to develop the culinary achievements of Estonia, then 10 euros from each sold ticket is donated to the Young Chef Fund. This year, Karolyn Perle won the Young Chef award and she will go to the Michelin-starred Restaurant OLO to develop her cooking skills under the guidance of it’s chef Pekka Terävä.

A 4-course menu called “No Boundaries” was served to the guests at the Silverspoon Grand Awards Gala. The menu was created by Mihkel Rand, the Best Chef of Silverspoon 2016. Liis Lemsalu’s band performed, and Mart Mardisalu hosted the festive award ceremony.

The team organising the Silverspoon contest includes Marje Hallik-Wilson, Joakim Helenius, John Wilson and Mahesh Ramnani. This year, entrepreneur Andres Peets also joined the organisation team. The patron of the contest is the grand old man of Estonian gastronomy – Dimitri Demjanov.

As of the new season, Kristel Pentus who joined the Silverspoon team during the summer, will take over the Silverspoon contest from Chief Executive Marje-Hallik Wilson.

Silverspoon is the first gastronomy contest in Estonia, which aims to recognise and develop culinary culture in Estonia.

The sponsors of the Silverspoon 2017 contest are Borjomi, PwC, Bardinet SAS, Lipton, Liviko, Auto 100, Law Firm Sorainen, United Finance AS, MalmgårdinPanimo, Paulig, Segers, Pernod Ricard Estonia, PROMO Cash & Carry, Fleur de Royale, TerviseCatering, Hypester OÜ, Mobec AS, Extrahaus OÜ, Juustukuningad, Angeelika Kang-Osula, Grace by Marje, Big Green Egg, Coca – Cola HBC Estonia AS.

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. In addition, PwC has also been a recognised service provider in ensuring information security of various award juries and voting.




Additional information:

Marje Hallik-Wilson

Chief Executive of Silverspoon

+372 52 87 830


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