Gastronomic experiences have become a key component of any trip. An evening in Georgia is unimaginable without a glass of local wine. Italy is famous for its outstanding pizza, while the most emblematic dish in Spain is paella. And it would be simply unforgivable to visit Belgium without trying its chocolate, reputedly the best in the world. So, what enticing flavours can foreign guests expect to discover while visiting Lithuania?
With the help of experts and over 10,000 Lithuanians - who voted in a poll to select the Lithuanian dishes that should be included in a national menu - we have put together a 3-day menu for taste-hunting tourists. The 15 most popular dishes have made it onto the menu and become part of the Lithuanian gastronomic experience. They will take pride of place on the menus of restaurants across Lithuania.
Participating restaurants will be offering the perfect menus for a one-day or three-day visit – these restaurants will be marked with the national menu label. This means that fans of Lithuanian cuisine and food tourists will be able to easily find the perfect places to taste Lithuania’s favourite dishes and drinks. Here’s the full 15-dish menu, which is perfect for a 3-day visit.
The map of Lithuanian flavours
Lithuania in a plate: taste experiences on the fourth and fifth days
Researchers and experts in cuisine history have completed additional menus for those who were inspired to have more gastronomic adventures in Lithuania after the dishes from the first three days of the national menu. Dishes included in the menus deserve attention as they take us back to the times when the gastronomic identity of Lithuania had just started to form. Taste history: exceptional dishes from royalty’s kitchen and the legacy of ethnic minorities are on the table today.