After concluding the votes of members of the Good Food Academy, for the third time in cooperation with the sponsor - the crockery and interior details brand iittala - an annual list of 30 Best Restaurants was drawn up, and the first ten were announced today at a special event at the Pirklių namai in Vilnius, at the event attended by many gastronomy professionals.
In the rating of 2017, the first place was granted to Gastronomika of chef Liutauras Čeprackas. The chef was delighted with the award, but at a distance. The award was quite unexpected to him, thus L. Čeprackas greeted all the guests of the event via direct connection on a screen from Spain. During the event, the award of Gastronomika was handed to the restaurant’s team delegated by L. Čeprackas by Rolandas Viršilas, CEO of the initiator of the project, UAB Švyturys-Utenos Alus.
The voting of the members of the Good Food Academy in the project “30 Best Restaurants” is over and this year’s list is already known. As from 2 June, every day (except for Sundays), on the project’s website and on the portal 15min.lt, the list of the best restaurants of 2017 will be revealed starting with place 30, and on 29 June, during a special event in Vilnius, the top five Lithuanian restaurants of this year will be announced.
While Lithuania votes in the Švyturys-initiated project “30 Best Restaurants 2017”, “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” were selected in April. New York-based restaurant Eleven Madison Park was selected to top the list. At the same time, a heated discussion has started about this year’s restaurant trends.
The project “30 Best Restaurants” has been launched for the second time in Lithuania. On this occasion, a shortlist of 60 restaurants was compiled by the Good Food Academy and announced in Stebuklai, a restaurant which was No. 1 in 2016, today in the morning. The shortlist is to be narrowed down to 30 best restaurants. Among them, there are as many as 22 new candidates.
In June and July, thirty best Lithuanian restaurants were ranked. Having aggregated the points given by the experts, the first place was awarded to the restaurant Stebuklai headed by chef Martynas Praškevičius. However, after a review of ratings by the experts of the Good Food Academy in terms of individual components, such as food, quality of service, ambience and beverage menu, some other restaurants are found to be the leading ones.
This evening, on 5 July, all 30 best Lithuanian restaurants were announced which were evaluated by over 100 members of Good Food Academy. The title of the best restaurant in the country was granted to the chef Martynas Praškevičius who heads the restaurant Stebuklai in Vilnius.