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
© Good Mood Travel Magazine

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.

It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

National Prize winner Gintaras Makarevičius: “The language of painting has its own grammar”

Everyone experiences time differently. Some trace it, others go with the flow or revel in...

Lithuanian Film Week pays tribute to Lithuanian cinema in Warsaw

The Lithuanian Film Week , the most extensive presentation project of Lithuanian cinema in Poland...

Chinese lantern festival kicks off in Lithuania

An oriental lantern festival kicked off at northern Lithuania's Pakruojis Manor on Saturday night,...

Jonas Basanavičius’ return to Vilnius: Old Town cafés to offer festive menus

Cafés and restaurants of the Old Town of the capital city of Lithuania will invite everyone to have a...

World premiere of Ernestas Jankauskas’ Sasha Was Here to crown Lithuanian programme at Tallinn Film Festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (or PÖFF), the biggest international film event in the Baltics,...