Fine Dining, Fine Dinner
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).
Following the meal, I also ordered another glass of wine as a follow-up, a Lithuanian wine made of local forest berries (e.g. blackberries, etc.) - it was a sweet wine, but post-dessert, that makes sense.
As I was rounding the corner on the glass of wine, my waiter swung back around with one last little bite: a bit of dark chocolate filled with a house-made sherry wine mousse, with the restaurant's name/logo imprinted on the top:
As I asked my waiter to bring the bill, he also stopped by with yet another, one more liqueur (on the house, as a treat) to wrap things up. I'm not sure what all was in it - honey was the base (like a mead, but much stronger and thicker), and also a very strong overtone of rosemary - it almost had the burn of spicy food.
Once that was done - he actually did bring the bill - in quite a unique receptacle, a small box:
This blog started to talk about travel and food. Now, it's slowly expanding to cover some other topics. Stick around!