Having had a productive week and gotten a lot accomplished (and also having not spent much money through the week), I decided to go get another good dinner. Thanks again to the Lonely Planet website, I found there were a lot of higher-end restaurants in Vilnius, so I decided to give another one a shot. I discovered (and booked a dinner at) Sweet Root, in the Užupio Republic district. The dinner was stunning - easy and uncomplicated, yet very refined and delicious!
Wanting to get some authentic Lithuanian chow, I headed over to Senoji trobelė based on a recommendation from The Lonely Planet website. The Lonely Planet and Senoji trobelė's websites both recommended reservations for a meal, but for the time of day I was headed there, I was going to take a chance. Fortunately it was pretty quiet, so I was in luck.
Unlike the other day's six-course tasting menu with all the bells and whistles, this was a pretty simple meal.
I came across a Lonely Planet post about things to do in Vilnius and came across the name of a restaurant a few blocks from my BnB - Ertlio Namas. I looked it up and was very intrigued by the concept of the current tasting menu offered by the chef: the history of Lithuania, as told by food. The courses featured were based on what agricultural and game products would have been available in the country and why one things was preferable over another. It was a great way to set up the dinner and ended up with some fantastic courses. I chose the six-course tasting menu (and, of course, the wine pairing).