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.
To start, a loaf of homemade bread, whole-grain, sourced from local ingredients:
Along with/after the bread, I got a bowl of soup - their soup of the day, which was Onion Soup. Not French onion soup, mind you, just onion soup: so no loaf of bread at the bottom or block of cheese on top. It made it much lighter, but with all the deliciousness of the slow roasted, caramelized onions:
After the soup, my main course was a Cepelinai. This is a dumpling made of potato dough and filled with some kind of minced meat filling, with a sour cream sauce on the side. I was looking at getting one of each of the two styles of cepelinai they had on the menu, but one was not available - and I forget which one I ended up with.
It was the delicious one. I had the delicious cepelinai...
And that's it.
It was a great size for lunch. The food was amazing and it was not expensive at all. The above, along with a dark beer to wash it down was all of 13 euros.
I'd highly recommend stopping by. If you're in the area and need a quick, fulfilling, warming bite to eat, swing by!
Unrelated to the food, the service staff were all also fluent in English and were very accommodating for the American dolt with no understanding of their language. :)
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