Best gastronomic destinations are being elected in Lithuania: 16 projects from various areas of the country have applied to be named the best in Lithuania and presented to foreign tourists, the State Department of Tourism (VTD) reports.
Šakotis, one of the entries for Lithuania's best gastronomic item
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Which will be introduced to Lithuanian and foreign tourists as the best in Lithuania - beer of Pakruojis manor, šakotis, a traditional tree cake, or local Baltic Sea fish - will become clear this autumn.

"It is a great opportunity to promote culinary features of one's region and attract foreign tourists as well. Tourism trends are similar worldwide - we want to travel more and explore the lesser- known areas, and when we get there we want to taste delicious local food and bring back some original, traditional gifts," says Jurgita Kazlauskienė, the VTD head.

After a thorough evaluation of the applications submitted, 10 projects will be selected, which further will compete for the name of the best. These 10 destinations will be visited by a commission of experts and, according to the evaluation criteria, four most interesting projects will be selected. The contest finalists will be announced at a special event of awards, and the best elected project will be presented in Brussels along with the best gastronomic projects from all European Union countries.

VTD has received project applications from all over Lithuania, although the majority of applicants offer to taste Lithuanian fish.

VTD will create short promotional videos about the contest winner and finalists.

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