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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Le Verger des Papes in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France: Wine Tasting and Dining

Le Verger des Papes stands on a historical position just next to the 14th century castle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the summer residence of the popes during the Avignon Papacy. The restaurant has a panoramic terrace shaded with trees where tables are laid outside during the warm months. Overlooking the top of the village, it gives a…

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La Mère Germaine in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is small village that lies 12 kilometers north of Avignon in southeastern France with just over 2,000 of population. Its popularity is attached to the red wine production of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) and in the medieval period, to the castle that sits above the village that was built for the popes who…

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Strasserwirt in Strassen, Austria: Serving High Quality Tyrolean Cuisine

There are 400 years of history in the walls of Strasserwirt Hotel while the dining hall of the restaurant is much “younger” at 175 years old. Dating back in 1744, Strasserwirt Restaurant showcases stubes with the quintessential Tyrolean style mixed with accents of different materials and periods. Wood, stone, silver and linens of subdued beige…

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Truffles and Wine at Chez Serge in Carpentras, France

Truffles, foie gras, Mont Ventoux meat, exceptional French wines, what else can you ask for in a French restaurant? Chez Serge is one of the best and most popular restaurants in Carpentras, a town in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azure region (southeastern France). It’s a destination for the French gastronomic lovers. Proprietor Serge…

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Restaurant Christian Etienne: 30 Years of Michelin Star in Avignon, France

Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a dramatic city to explore with a rich history to reveal as you take every single step in its cobblestone roads. Between 1309 to 1377, during the Avignon Papacy when the popes moved away from Rome, seven successive popes resided in the Palais des Papes. Even after the…

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