2018, the Centenary year of Latvian Independence "Latvijas Valsts Simtgade" - Latvija 100
Come join us in raising a toast to this lovely Baltic country!
This experience is intended to introduce to you a beautiful country, Latvia, tucked away in the northern reaches of Europe, by the Baltic Sea, with its rich and unique culture and heritage.
My Latvian husband has his own favorites of Latvian cuisine, and so here, we have curated some of them to be served as hor d'ouevres and presented in a high tea, served in a beautiful Bangalorean garden setting!
Riga Black Balsam liqueur!
Latvia's famous Riga Black Balsam liqueur! Which can be consumed either as a shot for those brave enough to try it! Or as a cocktail, or coffee with a dash of Black Balsam.
-Potato pancakes are a Latvian favorite, served with a side of cream.
-(sēnes in Latvian) are found in abundance in the forests in a very wide variety, in the summer time. Gathering mushrooms is a favorite summertime activity, to be made into "sēnu mērce" or mushrooms in sauce.
-Or a saltwater fish called šprotes, is served on rye bread, very different from the fish we find here in this country.
The summertime in Latvia also calls for a variety of cold soups and salads, including:
- Biešu salāti, beetroot cold soup - aukstā zupa (auksta biešu zupa), potato salad - kartupeļu salāti.
And we also serve:
- Vistas kotletes
There will be plenty of local seasonal fruit, garden salad and dip, and cold beverages.
Sweets or saldumi
-We have red velvet and vanilla cupcakes and fruit cups.
And finally, what's an introduction to Latvia without the famous Riga Black Balsam liqueur! Which can be consumed either as a shot for those brave enough to try it! Or as a cocktail, or coffee with a dash of Black Balsam.