I am Nuriyan and here is the story of The Kurze created by a journalist-expat who longed for her national cuisine and started making Kurze (a traditional Dagestani dish) at home, dreaming of opening a small place to introduce its culture through food to Estonians. There were no shortcuts on the path to realizing this dream, but along the way a team came together and now we are living our success.
My homeland is Dagestan, where more than thirty indigenous small nations live, each with its own spoken and written language. I belong to two of them: my mother Atikat is Lakk, and my late father, Sultan, was Chechen.
The same Dagestani dish can vary depending on which nationality prepares it. Even though we don't understand each other's languages, we are all united by Khinkal (no, it's not khinkali) – the main dish representing all the nationalities of Dagestan.
The Kurze is the largest summer cabin in Kalamaja and gatherings and celebrations are an integral part of The Kurze. The garden can accommodate up to one hundred people, and in the quiet season, we can host up to thirty guests indoors.
We are located at Kopli 23, Tallinn.
Mon – closed
Tue-Th 12:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wknd 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
please call: 5682 2238