From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Pilies g. 34, Vilnius
- Phone: +37067541191
- Web: www.amandus.lt
- Seats: 70
The Power of Inspiration
Deivydas Praspaliauskas, the owner and head chef of Amandus, hastobeoneof the most vibrant personas in modern Lithuanian restauration. The list of restaurants hehasestablished is lengthy. And his very own restaurant is its logical apogee. The organisational pinnacle reached, Deivydas focuses his remarkable energy on food. Amandus stretches through two floors at the fashionable Hotel Artagonist in Vilnius. The ground floor, meant for hotel guests, offers up a short à la carte menu and a three-course degustation menu. The basement is Deivydas’ signature space. The longer degustation menu served here changes monthly. This month’s menu draws inspiration from Japan. The water is purified with Ubame oakcoal and the recommended drink to accompany the dessert is Japanese apple wine. Plum and cherry dominate the sauces. The medium rare duck seems tobeoneof the chef’s special favourites –it resurfaces from menu to menu, is always perfectly cooked andsurrounded by seasonal accompaniments. And when Deivydas is not out seeking inspiration elsewhere, you will undoubtedly meet him inoneof the dining halls. This man will not be restricted to the kitchen. Customer feedback is oneof his primary sources of inspiration. On your next visit, you might well encounter something your own suggestions inspired. This is the power of inspiration...
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