Friday, April 12, 2019, an interactive workshop “Cooking with Paul: Vodka and Mushrooms” took place at the Museum of Estoanians Abroad, VEMU in Toronto.
Estonia has a long history of producing and enjoying vodka. The first announcement of vodka production on Estonian soil is from as early as 1485. We have various traditions for ways to drink vodka. Sada ja seened (100 with mushrooms) refers to the tradition of having a bite of salted mushrooms or mushroom salad with 100g of vodka. This event led by Paul Lillakas and vodka specialist Wes Galloway featured vodka tasting and the opportunity to learn how to make appetizers to go with vodka.