Ristorante Agli Amici: Spreading the Starred Cuisine From Italy to Croatia

Hic manebimus optime in Latin. Qui staremo benissimo in Italian. We’ll be fine here in English. Universally speaking, the front sign of Ristorante Agli Amici creates a touch of warmth upon entering their door. Ristorante Agli Amici is owned by the Scarello siblings, Chef Emanuele who runs the kitchen and Sommelier Michela who takes care of the dining room and the wine cellar. They are … Continue reading Ristorante Agli Amici: Spreading the Starred Cuisine From Italy to Croatia

Monte in the Istrian Coast of Rovinj, One of Croatia’s Best Restaurants

Rovinj, a beautiful old town in the Istrian coast of Croatia, is home to the first restaurant that received a Michelin star in the country in 2017. Monte Restaurant owned by Chef Danijel Dekić and his wife, Sommelier Tjitske Đekić-Brusse, is a trendy gourmet gem nestled in the narrow cobblestone streets of the coastal town just a stone’s throw away from Sant’Eufemia Cathedral. It’s making … Continue reading Monte in the Istrian Coast of Rovinj, One of Croatia’s Best Restaurants

Restaurant Vohn Krali Aed in Tallinn, Estonia: Embassy of Pure Food

Von Krahli Aed is not your typical restaurant. It’s a place where the dishes are made with natural organic raw materials. The chefs are inspired by plants, as they want to portray their unique kitchen. They are proud to be known as the Embassy of Pure Food because the ingredients that they prefer to use are local and organic to create well-balanced dishes ennobling vegetal … Continue reading Restaurant Vohn Krali Aed in Tallinn, Estonia: Embassy of Pure Food

AC Lounge Marriott Riga, Latvia: Cocktails and Dining at the Art Nouveau District

Garden sofas line up the external front area of Marriott Hotel in Riga. Its AC Lounge is an inviting and refined sitting area where meals and drinks are best enjoyed while watching the vibrant activities of the Art Nouveau district go by. The convenient location of the hotel at Dzirnavu Street lets you escape the noise of the central zone of the old town of … Continue reading AC Lounge Marriott Riga, Latvia: Cocktails and Dining at the Art Nouveau District

The Traditional Flavors of Lithuania at Stikliai Tavern in Vilnius

Relais & Chateaux Stikliai Hotel, housed in a 16th century building of Baroque and Gothic architectural style, is luxurious boutique hotel located in the old town center of Vilnius. French style decors create the elegant atmosphere of the hotel upon walking in. The hotel has two restaurants, the fine dining Gourmet Restaurant which specializes in French-inspired cuisine while the Tavern offers authentic Lithuanian cuisine. Stikliai … Continue reading The Traditional Flavors of Lithuania at Stikliai Tavern in Vilnius

The Degustation Dinners of Amandus Restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania

For the young chef Deivydas Praspaliauskas, maneuvering through his impressive cooking career in Vilnius means a lodestone of laurels. From co-founding his own restaurant, Lauro Lapas, which became a hit immediately then moving on to another restaurant, Bistrot 1 Dublis and soon after Dublis which promptly became one of the Top 30 Best Restaurants in Lithuania in 2016. A year later, he parted ways with … Continue reading The Degustation Dinners of Amandus Restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania

The Stylish Approach of Mansarda Restaurant in St. Petersburg, Russia

Mansarda Restaurant offers a stunning panoramic view of the golden dome of Isaakiyevskiy Cathedral (St. Isaac’s Cathedral) and the skyline of the city center of Saint Petersburg from the sixth floor of the Quattro Corti Business Centre. Quattro Corti, a 150-year old historical building, along with the designing of Mansarda Restaurant, was conceptualized with its  contemporary kaleidoscope look by an Italian architectural studio, Piuarch. With … Continue reading The Stylish Approach of Mansarda Restaurant in St. Petersburg, Russia

A Piece of Delicious Italy at Da Antonio Restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania

The most genuine Italian restaurant you can go to in Vilnius is Da Antonio Restaurant. It was opened by Italian Antonio Meschino and his wife Asta in 1996 at the center of Lithuania’s capital. Over the course of its more than twenty years of presence in the dining scene, it has evolved from a modest pizzeria to a fine dining restaurant. Initially, it was conceptualized … Continue reading A Piece of Delicious Italy at Da Antonio Restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania

Dine and Cruise at Volga Volga Restaurant in Saint Petersburg, Russia

With a system of rivers and canals running through Saint Petersburg, seeing the city from the water allows a different perspective in observing the resplendence of the metropolis. There are the usual boat tours that can be taken along the water but what can really be fascinating is dining while cruising along Neva, the largest river that flows along most of the center of the … Continue reading Dine and Cruise at Volga Volga Restaurant in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Dziaugsmas Restaurant in Vilnius: Lithuania’s Best Restaurant

Opened in 2017 and it immediately became the second best restaurant in Lithuania just a few months later. It then moved up to the first position for two years in a row, 2018 and 2019. And to underline this success, it is consistently fully-booked with a capacity of 64. That’s the phenomenon that Chef Martynas Praškevičius of Dziaugsmas Restaurant has created in the gastronomic scene … Continue reading Dziaugsmas Restaurant in Vilnius: Lithuania’s Best Restaurant

Hamlet + Jacks in Saint Petersburg: A Taste of Modern Russian Gastronomy

One of the most promising young talents in modern Russian gastronomy, Chef Evgeny Vikentev, presents his innovational cuisine at Hamlet + Jacks Restaurant in Saint Petersburg. The restaurant that used to be an old jewelry workshop is located just a short distance from the luxurious DLT Department Store and the Hermitage Museum where it commands a continuous flow of local and international diners. The five … Continue reading Hamlet + Jacks in Saint Petersburg: A Taste of Modern Russian Gastronomy

Max Cekot Kitchen in Riga, Latvia: An Unforgettable Dining Experience

A meal at Max Cekot Kitchen leaves an indelible impression. From the minute you enter the main door until you stand up from the table in conclusion of your meal, everything is well thought out, focused on you as a guest and the food as the protagonist. Opened in September 2018 by Chef Patron Maksims Cekots at a location that one would describe as the … Continue reading Max Cekot Kitchen in Riga, Latvia: An Unforgettable Dining Experience

The Gourmet Kitchen of Chef’s Corner in Riga, Latvia

It’s not everyday that you find a hamburger that’s as succulent and delectable as Chef’s Corner does it and for sure it’s not everyday as well that you get to be served a burger with a pair of black rubber gloves to eat it with. It’s surprising at first but as you take your first bite in that juicy burger, you will be thankful that … Continue reading The Gourmet Kitchen of Chef’s Corner in Riga, Latvia

Restaurant Cru at Tallinn: One of Estonia’s Best Chefs Cooks

You can clearly note that you won’t get hungry in Tallinn. This 13th century UNESCO World Heritage Site not only boasts of its fairy tale streetscapes but also the innumerable restaurants that have occupied most (if not all) of the ground floor of the colorful medieval houses in the old town. There, at Viru Street, one of Tallinn’s busiest pedestrian streets, stands Restaurant Cru. With … Continue reading Restaurant Cru at Tallinn: One of Estonia’s Best Chefs Cooks

Art Priori in Tallinn, Estonia: A Silver Spoon Fine Dining Excellence

Art Priori is a restaurant where fine art and high cuisine share a space together. Opened in 2015 in one of the most quiet cobblestone roads of the old town of Tallinn, Art Priori is an imperative gastronomic (and artistic) stop for those who are looking for something that’s out of the usual tourist route. It is decidedly one of Estonia’s best restaurants as evidenced … Continue reading Art Priori in Tallinn, Estonia: A Silver Spoon Fine Dining Excellence