Catering

Saloons, cafes and other places in small towns and the countryside which offer tasty dishes made of local products and on the basis of traditional Latvian recipes – ones which differ from region to region.

  • Special programmes are offered to visitors, with meals, stories about holiday and everyday traditions, and songs. Sometimes visitors are involved in preparing the food.
  • Menus use local names for dishes along with explanations and a discussion of the local dialect.
  • Providers of Latvian foods also use ethnographic styles for interior design, as well as dishes, furniture, textiles, etc., from local craftspeople.
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Latvia

House of traditions "Zvanitaji" in Rucava

The wooden building was erected in the late 19th century and features a museum which demonstrates the way in which people lived more than 100 years ago.  Exhibits include household objects, the Rucava folk costume, socks and decorated mittens.  Various events involving discussions, singing, games, dancing and weaving are organised, as are cultural and educational programmes such as “Evening Activities” and “A Rucava Banquet” with local foods from lower Kurzeme.

Latvian cuisine: Buns, sourdough porridge, homemade bread, honey, herbal teas.

Distance from countries capital city259   Season4-10   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Pre-order required Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The “Kannas” restaurant

The restaurant is in the restored mansion of the Anna Estate. It works with local farmers and offers dishes made from Latvian ingredients.

Latvian cuisine: Stock with chanterelles, rabbit dishes.

Special foods: Blackberry-balsamic soup with cottage cheese ice cream.

Seminars   For parties   Distance from countries capital city90   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available
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Estonia

Viitna Tavern

Viitna Tavern is one of the few 19th C tavern and post station buildings preserved in Estonia to date. Originally landlords and other rich folk had their rooms and a horse stable in the building’s left wing; today it is a canteen and Estonian handicraft shop. The right wing was for peasant folk chambers and a stable; today it houses a restaurant featuring national dishes on its menu.

Distance from countries capital city74   Season1-12  
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Latvia

The “Pie Jancuka” café

The café is in the basement of the Līgatne Cultural Centre. There is a summer terrace alongside the Līgatne River.

Latvian cuisine: Herring, cold soup, sausages, pork haché, hunter’s sausages, pork ribs, pancakes with cottage cheese, potato pancakes.

Special foods: The “Pie Jančuka” pork chop.

Distance from countries capital city71   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The “Rivas krogs” saloon

The saloon is alongside the Liepāja-Ventspils road (P111), alongside the restored wooden bridge across the Rīva River. The interior design is based on the sea. During the autumn, the large windows open up a view of salmon leaping across the dam of the windmill.

Latvian cuisine: Chilled soup, baked potatoes in their jacket, baked filet of flounder and cod, baked herring in a sea buckthorn marinade, pork chop with mushrooms, sausages with marinated onions, grey peas with bacon, mashed potatoes, stacked rye bread, oatmeal with whipped cream.

Distance from countries capital city205   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

The “Tervete” beer bar

The bar is in Tirgus Square in the historical centre of Dobele, offering Latvian cuisine and Tērvete beer, which is brewed from Latvian ingredients. A summer terrace is open during the season.

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, grey peas with bacon, Tērvete steak haché, Tērvete leg of pork.

Special foods: Tērvete cheesecake.

Distance from countries capital city73   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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Latvia

The “Cope” café

The watermill was restored in the 1920s and renewed operations in 1992. It offers a look at historical mechanisms and the milling process, while the café offers pancakes made of the flour that is ground at the mill.

Latvian cuisine: Herring with cottage cheese and boiled potatoes, pancakes with mushrooms, cheese, vegetables, meat, honey, cream, cottage cheese, ice cream and caramel.

Distance from countries capital city73   Season1-12   Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

The “Priedes krogs” saloon

The saloon is the Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum. It is an historical saloon that was transported to the museum from Vecumnieki, preserving the smokestack, bread oven, etc. Dining can be accompanied with demonstration of crafts and performances by local musical groups. Latvian weddings are organised here, as well.

Latvian cuisine: Sprat sandwiches, lampreys, stuffed pike, a dish of three types of onions, bull testicles in a creamy sauce, grilled piglet, homemade country bread, soup cooked on a campfire, pancakes.

Special foods: Priede saloon roast in loganberry marinade.

For parties   Distance from countries capital city14   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

Kafejnica "Uguntina"

The cafe is situated in the centre of Jekabpils city, not far from the river Daugava. They offer rooms for banquets and celebrations,as well as celebration organization services.

Working hours Mon-Thu: 10.00-22.30; Fri-Sat: 10.00-03.30; Sun 11.00 – 22.30

Distance from countries capital city136   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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Latvia

Vakars Uz Ezera

Restorāns atrodas pusstundas braucienā no Madonas."Vakars uz Ezera" ir ekskluzīva iespēja vakariņot īpaši - uz ūdens, Kālezera vidū, izbaudot saulesrietu. Katrā "Vakars uz Ezera" vakariņošanas reizē tiek izvēlēti citi pavāri.

Season5-9   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups