FLAVORS OF VILNIUS or what is it that we eat here in Lithuania? It is food - culture - sightseeing - history tour all-in-one. There are very few European capitals that can truly be described as hidden treasures, but Vilnius is certainly one of them. Its distinct architectural character and cultural richness shine bright despite the scars of Soviet rule. The oldest and biggest Baltic state, Lithuania also has deep culinary traditions, well known for their simple yet delicious dishes. We begin our Vilnius walking tour in UNESCO World Heritage Site - Baroque Old Town. From Vilnius Cathedral Square, we will take a stroll to discover some local Lithuanian culinary delights - from rural to noblemen, from traditional to modern, casual to fine dining places. On our way, we will discuss the fascinating history of Vilnius past and present. Have you ever tasted smoked pig ears or tried CPS? Well now’s your chance, depending on the season! As we go from shop to deli, from café to bar, from market to restaurant, you will get a taste of Lithuania’s contribution to international cuisine.
Let me know if you have any dietary restrictions: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, lactose free, and so on.
Drinks: Feel free to share your preference and I will do my best to accommodate! (e.g) Wine vs. beer
On the main street of Vilnius Old Town, we'll have a communal greeting shot to warm up and get to know each other, then we'll visit a restaurant that is full of gastronomical stories. We'll stroll into a shop to taste local rye bread and other snacks, visit market, taste kvas or beer and finish up feasting at a local bar like you're a guest in Lithuanian family.
If there's rain forcasted, please bring umbrella or rain coat.
I will be waiting for you by the stairs leading into Clock Tower at Cathedral Square - I will be smiling and wearing, red lanyard with my name or something red (look out for the color red). Join the feast!