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On The Table Read, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, Lithuania’s capital Vilnius city has awarded its restaurant ecosystem three real stars in the constellation Fornax.

Lithuanian Dining

Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, has a gastro scene that is worthy of international recognition when it comes to food culture. The ultimate dining experience is created by talented modern chefs who combine contemporary trends with traditional cuisine.

Only 138 restaurants worldwide receive the prestigious Michelin Guide award, and Vilnius’s culinary talents meet all requirements. It is only a matter of time before they receive that honor. In the meantime, as a token of appreciation for Lithuanian gastronomy week, the city has already awarded its restaurants three real stars in the sky.

Inga Romanovskienė. ©Go Vilnius on The Table Read
Inga Romanovskienė. ©Go Vilnius

Vilnius’s gastro scene is a favorite of both locals and visitors who are looking for unique and delicious experiences.

“We believe its top-level culinary talents are worthy of all Michelin stars for their ingenuity, constant striving for unexpected flavors or combinations, and boldness in all of their creations.” said Inga Romanovskien, Director at Go Vilnius, Vilnius’s official tourism and business development agency.


The stars are a token of appreciation from the city to the restaurants that celebrate Vilnius’s multicultural culinary heritage while adding a contemporary twist. Additionally, the initiative demonstrates to the world that Vilnius has exceptional eateries that astonish even the most discerning experts.

The stars are 46.43, 177.99, and 371.05 lightyears away, and they are all part of the Fornax constellation, which is visible in autumn and winter. The three bought and registered stars, which can be seen on the Night Sky Guide app, are called “G’Astronomic Vilnius” and are meant “for restaurants that make up Vilnius’s gastronomic ecosystem, which shine so bright they’re worthy of real stars.”

Evalda ikauskien, President of the Lithuanian Hotel and Restaurant Association, and Jaroslav evski, President of the Lithuanian Chefs and Confectioners Association, have received the certificate confirming the stars’ registration on the Star Registration website.

A light artist named Kotryna “alkait” rendered its imagery in an installation that was displayed on the MO Museum terrace, which is situated in a favored gastro district. Additionally, the presented constellation was brought down to Earth in a form that is more accessible to fans of food and stars.


The history, multiculturalism, and current life of Vilnius serve as inspiration for the restaurants in our capital. Our younger generation of chefs are very driven. They travel the world, study at prestigious schools, pick up new trends, and then pass them on to gourmets around the world through local products and heritage.

Exceptional dish from 14Horses restaurant. ©14Horses on The Table Read
Exceptional dish from 14Horses restaurant. ©14Horses

As a result, Mrs. ikauskien added, “This recognition is important to us because it shows the level of culinary expertise that local talents possess and how it compares to the global standard.”

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Over its rich, almost 700-year history, Vilnius has become popular for its generally multicultural combination food, along with traditional Lithuanian dishes like bright pink cold beetroot soup, potato dumplings, fried bread, and other unique delicacies that can be found almost anywhere, including canteens, traditional cuisine restaurants, and beer pubs, the contemporary cuisine incorporates flavors from Lebanon, Japan, India, Nepal, France, Germany, Italy, and Mexico.

Vilnius has seen a boom in fine dining over the past ten years. It was built by a diverse new generation of chefs who actively traveled, studied, and worked abroad before returning to Vilnius to demonstrate their new skills in the Vilnius gastro culture. The city’s gastronomic scene was featured on the VICE Munchies channel this fall, and Robert Makłowicz, a Polish food critic, journalist, and TV personality, was one of the international travelers who appreciated the new era of foodie culture.


Because of their capacity to wow even the most discerning foodies, Vilnius’s numerous chefs believe they are deserving of the Michelin Guide award. For instance, award-winning chef Deivydas Praspaliauskas is one of the most well-known culinary talents in the nation. He is also the owner of the highly successful Scandinavian/Baltic haute cuisine restaurant Amandus, which is in the hip Užupis District. With creations like a beef donut, beetroot-licorice bread, and pumpkin broth with rabbit and hazelnuts, Mr. Praspaliauskas has impressed diners at the restaurant.

Another star of Vilnius’s culinary scene and executive chef of Gastronomika, one of Lithuania’s best restaurants, is Liutauras eprackas. Both an innovative tasting menu and a more conventional à la carte menu, both worthy of a true gourmet, can be found at the restaurant. wagyu steak served with ultra fries and Padrón pepper, kingfish tartare, and foie gras served with chestnut soup and shimeji mushrooms.
In addition, the chefs at Vilnius collaborate closely with the farmers in the area to provide guests with an exceptional dining experience that combines seasonal delicacies, sustainably sourced and home-grown ingredients, and fresh farm-to-table produce.

14Horses Restaurant at Senators Passage. ©14Horses on The Table Read
14Horses Restaurant at Senators Passage. ©14Horses

For instance, there are two fine dining restaurants, Nineteen18 and 14horses, in The Senators’ Passage, a tightly knit community of shops that sell items from a sustainable organic farm called Farmers Circle, local farmers’ delicacies, wine, baked goods, flowers, and interior design items. The concept of Senators’ Passage can be compared to that of Noma, a Danish restaurant with a Michelin star and a similar food philosophy. There, an urban farm grows fresh food for the restaurant’s meals.

In anticipation of the Michelin recognition, Vilnius’s chefs continue to wow foodies with exquisite dishes. However, the capital’s diverse culinary scene is one of the attractions for international visitors looking for a gastronomic vacation.

Go Vilnius

Go Vilnius is the official tourism and business development agency of the City of Vilnius. The agency provides visitors, investors, relocating talent, entrepreneurs and businesses with all the essential information they need to know about the Lithuanian capital. Go Vilnius offers information on everything from real estate to leisure activities in Vilnius, simplifying the process of traveling, relocating to, or investing in Vilnius.

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