Inspired by the historical atmosphere of the amazing Old Town of Tallinn, the Cru Restaurant aims to strike a balance between classic and modern cuisine, making any culinary experience truly timeless. The head chef, Dmitri Haljukov, has represented Estonia in the finals of the Bocuse d’Or competition, also known as the culinary Olympics. The wine selection is also excellent.

“Thank you so much for giving us the honor of hosting you at this wine lunch: it was great to taste all your wines – which showed beautifully – blind, in the company of many highly qualified sommeliers.”

Marko Liivamägi
Head Sommelier
Cru Restaurant


Discovering wines to rival icons from around the globe


Marko Liivamägi

Sommelier – Cru Restaurant

Tanel Turk

Head Sommelier – Ribe

Ketri Leis

Sommelier – Leib Resto & Aed

Kristjan Peäske

Owner – Leib Resto & Aed

Els-Maria Uibo

Sommelier – Umami

Evelin Rennel

Sommelier – Bordoo

Robert Põld

Sommelier – Moon

Maksim Ryndin

Sommelier – Mix

Andres Poljakov

Sommelier – NokNok

Aivar Vipper

F&B Manager – Tervise Paradiis

Katre Käärik

Manager – Antonius

Margus Linkgreim

Owner – Ribe & Platz

Kristjan Markii

President of Estonian Sommelier Association – ESA

Bart Dufour

F&B Manager – Tchaikovsky

Besides eating extremely well and learning, the Sommelier’s Themed Lunch has the very important role of uniting fellow sommeliers. We actually do not get together that often. Events like this are a great way to socialize and meet with old friends.

Kristjan Peäske
Head Sommelier




Seven Park Place by William Drabble was awarded one Michelin star only a year after opening, followed by four AA Rosettes. Here William has created his own inimitable style, influenced by classic French cuisine, using the best British ingredients and taking inspiration from the seasons. Like any great chef, William has his signature dishes, but each recipe he creates is as exquisite as the next.

“The concept of the Sommeliers’ Themed Lunch was a fantastic way to evaluate the food & wine pairings referred to here as “The Humble Comparison”. The engagement of other sommeliers makes the experience unique and the format of the day is first class.”

Antonio Vigorito
Food and Beverage Manager
Seven Park Place by William Drabble

Humble Comparisons

Discovering wines to rival icons from around the globe


Antonio Vigorito

F&B Manager – Seven Park Place by William Drabble

Diederik Buyze

F&B Manager – Royal Automobile Club

Sam MacDonald

Sommelier – New Street Wine

Maxime LeCoq

Sommelier – Hedonism

Simone Fadda

Head Sommelier – Roka Aldwych

Neil Philips

Influencer – The Wine Tipster

Maggie Rosen

Journalist – Free Lancer

Emma Bloom

Head Sommelier – Roka Canary Wharf

To see how we were all talking about wines and food and pairings was great…there was so much going into the conversation! Hope we will all meet up again in the future!

Emma Bloom
Head Sommelier
Roka Canary Wharf