Happy Saturday, my dear friends 🙂
Last week I was on a business trip in Lithuania (first time there for me).
And the biggest surprise there for me was the food. Today I wanna tell you for their modern cuisine.
I have spent three days in Lithuania. The first one I was in Siauliai. There I had a great perch fillet (local one) with stewed vegetables and recognized that the seafood and the deer meat is widely used all over the Baltic states (I have seen them in the menus of many Estonian restaurants as well).
Then, the second day I spent in Vilnius (the capital). There my colleagues brought me to their most favorite restaurant – Dziaugsmas. There I tried amazing examples of the modern Lithuanian food such as perch fillet, fried in sepia ink, potato waffle with cheese and pepper, bites with cheese and super fresh raw fish fillet.
The main dishes were great too. I had Zender fillet with leek and beans, covered in tasty fish broth. The rest of the main dishes were Beef Wellington and Schnitzel with amazing side dishes such as beetroot with crispy texture, super crispy potatos, flavorful greens with grated cheese.
Then we had a great selection of desserts such as bacon ice cream, fried cottage cheese with salted caramel and walnut pie. Such a diverse manu, accompanied with amazing selection of wines.
Then, the third day I has a lovely walk on the streets of the lovely vibrant Vilnius. And I have noticed that in most of the restaurants and bistros are offered daily business lunch menus. And I decided to try one of them. I chose Bistro 18 for my lunch and couldn’t be happier with my choice.
What a cozy place and what a great food! I had for lunch there Green peas soup and Curried prawns. The menu costs just 8 EUR! In all the places I ate, I have noticed the great price-quality ratio.
Definitely will be back to explore more of what the Lithuanian modern cuisine has to offer 🙂 If you have your own experience with it, will be more than happy to hear it.