From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Friča Brīvzemnieka iela 7, Liepaja
- Phone: +371 26 630 222
- Seats: 70
Liepaja’s restaurants were never famed for their gastronomy, but that all changed overnight when Chef Jolanta Bula and Mixologist Juris Budnikov moved into town and brought along their expertise from high-end Riga restaurants. M’O, located in an imposing, red brick building, was made for them, it’s the perfect place for the duo to display their prowess. The bar is the first thing every visitor encounters upon entering, and the dining room has a good view of the action in the half-opened kitchen that cranks out Italian-, Spanish-, and French dishes made with Latvian accents. A tuna tataki-tapas is so large it almost creeps off the plate, in any other Latvian eatery this would be considered a small-ish main course. Every mouthful of it is a joy, the tuna perfectly prepared, hiding under a pile of juicy cherry tomatoes and leafy greens. The duck entrée is served Latvian style, in an oxtail stock. Most ingredients are ubiquitous restaurant-favorites, starting with the salmon and ending with the beef, but M’O tweaks things in a rare way that makes each dish an immediate standout. The wine list is interesting, and the wait staff excels at suggesting pairings. You’d be missing out though, if you didn’t taste the house cocktails before calling it a night...
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