Ertlio Namas, Vilnius
Raising the bar once again for the city’s dining scene, culinary-wise this elegant little space is a step back in time as dishes are based on Lithuanian recipes from centuries past.
Ertlio Namas is a unique family space where refined historical Lithuanian cuisine gracefully meets modern culture and technology. Lithuanian historical cuisine is characterized by seasonality – people would serve the goods that could be picked in the kitchen-garden, hunted in the woods, caught in the river or lake.
The house of the 17th century built by Jurgis Ertlis, the master of stonemasonry and carpentry, will allow you to know history differently – not via museums, books or guide stories. Here you will breathe in, smell and taste authentic history. You will wonder, admire, discover and savor. When in Ertlis house, be prepared not to hurry – rush does not go with nobility. During the tasting dinner, trying unique dishes and indulging in the process, you will surely find time to communicate with the family, friends or colleagues – such moments are exceptionally valuable and will be remembered long.
Ertlio Namas’ high-class cuisine features both a four and six-course tasting menu. Crawfish soup, breast of goose, lamb loin and quince cooked in honey, each noting the century the recipe is taken from, while the exceedingly helpful staff recommends a suitable wine. As much fun for small groups as it is for couples, Ertlio Namas is a Vilnius highlight and should definitely be on everyone’s to-visit list.
The address is 7 Sv. Jono g., Vilnius. Reserve ahead via +370 690 33300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.