My wife and I went for dinner a Friday night. We have read about Tim Rauae and were excited to try the food.
We were very friendly greeted and asked for an aperetif. We chose two glasses of Krug Champagne (EUR 32 per glas). What they didn't mention was that 2 minutes after they brought a very spicy amuse-bouche which completely killed the champagne. A faux-pas for me - we should have been recommended a Riesling or similar which would have worked fine with the spice.
We chose the taster-menu. They recommended the wine-pairing menu to go with it. I'm always a bit hesitating with wine-menus - therefore I asked which wines would be in it. That seemed to create a bit of irritation with the sommelier - maybe he thought I was questioning his professional skills. He then explained the wines in the menu a bit "arroganty"... hmmm...
We went for the menu with the wines. We didn't regret. Everything was very interesting and the wine-pairing was quite ok apart from the "over-the-top" Rioja for the main-course (pour choice for me).
All-in-all an interesting evening in a very minimalistic decorated restaurant. Food was superb, wines were matching ok except the Rioja (see above). Price for 2 persons for 5 courses (plus amuse-bouche) with the wine-menu and a bit of water plus 2 glasses of champagne: EUR 450,-
Too over-priced we thought (had better for less)... If you're interested in minimalistic asian-inspired food with very interesting flavour-combinations (fisg with marshmallows) and willing to spend EUR 400+ try it... else find something else...
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