Champagne, everyone! Two of the finest restaurants in Kaunas, ‘uoksas’ and ‘Monte Pacis’, have been included in the third edition of the White Guide Nordic, the leading restaurant guide in Sweden since 2005 (and launched in Denmark in 2014).
The new edition of the White Guide Nordic will be released on Monday the 31st of October – featuring 325 restaurants in the Nordics and 60 in the Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. All of the entries include an informative review based on recent, actual visits by reviewers (more than 80 team members!), a rating on food, service, beverages and ambiance and of course all the factual information you need to get there.
The guide will be able for purchase through established channels, in addition to being distributed via partners. Besides the printed guide, e-book and the website, it will also be available as an app from the iTunes App Store. You can read more about the guide and browse through the list of restaurants here.
Photo by 'Monte Pacis'
Meanwhile, let’s introduce you to the kaunastic options in the guide. ‘Monte Pacis’ (a restaurant and a hospitality complex) is located in the Pažaislis monastery, worth visiting for its extraordinary baroque architecture – and for the food, too! The restaurant chef Ernestas Viršilas has mastered the symbiosis of historical recipes and modern technologies; a lot of the products come from the restaurant’s own ecological garden.
A real treat is the camaldolese monks bread, baked fresh every morning. Its recipe hasn’t changed since the 17th century. And have we mentioned the wine list that includes more than 200 entries..?
Chef Ernestas Viršilas; Photo by 'Monte Pacis'
'uoksas'; Photo by Tastemakers.lt
‘uoksas’ can be found right in the heart of Kaunas, on Maironio street. The name means a little hole in a tree where birds like woodpeckers reside. The restaurant itself is a unique vision of what Lithuanian cuisine could be. Contemporary yet always reflecting on what our country has to offer at a certain moment. We insist you try the tasking menu and if you’re lucky enough to be in Kaunas on Saturday or Sunday, that’s when the incredible ‘uoksas’ brunches are held. Be sure to like their Facebook page, too, as that’s where new collaborations with other restaurants initiated by the chef Artūras Naidenko and his team are announced – or reviewed with mouth-watering pictures.