The Michelin Guide, renowned globally as a prestigious benchmark for culinary excellence, has officially made its debut in Lithuania, marking a significant milestone in the country's culinary history. In total, the inaugural MICHELIN Guide Lithuania recommends an amazing number of 34 restaurants, including four restaurants awarded one Michelin Star; four restaurants highlighted as Michelin Bib Gourmand for their great quality and great value cooking; and one recognized with a Michelin Green Star, for being a role model when it comes to sustainable gastronomy.

The unveiling last week is a testament to the burgeoning gastronomy scene in Lithuania, which has been gaining international recognition for its innovative approach to traditional cuisine and use of local ingredients. The four one-starred Michelin restaurants, Restaurant Demo, Restaurant Dziaugsmas, Restaurant Nineteen 18, and Restaurant Pas Mus, are all located in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, while other Michelin restaurants are more geographically spread, and you will find Michelin recommended restaurants also in, for instance, Trakai, Kaunas, Klaipeda, and Palanga.

After Michelin unveiled its first guide in Estonia in 2022 and in Latvia in 2023, Lithuania is the last of the three Baltic countries to join the Michelin Guide. The Baltic countries now feature one two-star Michelin Restaurant and six one-star Michelin restaurants, together with a very solid number of Michelin Bib Gourmand, Michelin Green Star, and Michelin recommended restaurants. This is a firm recognition of the dramatic development in Baltic gastronomy in recent years and has, in general, given the restaurant scene in all three countries a significant lift. The Baltic countries are the NEW EUROPEAN FRONTIER of Michelin. Via Hansa & Borealis, which have for many years been involved in promoting haute cuisine and table culture, are working with the restaurants and the tourism boards organizing gastronomic tours and experiences for customers and guests. For your next Michelin adventure in the Baltic states, please contact: kylli.karing@viahansaborealis.com

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