From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Universiteto g. 14, Vilnius
- Phone: +370 522 01600
- Web: kempinski.com/en/vilnius/hotel-cathedral-square/dining/restaurants/restaurant-telegrafas
- Seats: 65
Fine and rare
It’s no big surprise that a restaurant around the corner from the Presidential Palace, across from the Cathedral of Vilnius would be suitably regal. Likewise, it’s no shocker that this establishment serves elegant cuisine, most of it European, some of it nouveau-Lithuanian. On the European side there is a duck liver terrine with fresh figs and Pedro Ximenez, a hearty lobster bouillabaisse and steamed halibut with kale and miso broth. On the inventive local side there is the piece de résistance and signature dish Treasures of Samogitia Forest; roe deer with potato dumplings, sautéed wild mushrooms, blueberry gel and Jerusalem artichoke crisps, a dish that conjures virgin woodlands and musty moss, it suggests the flavors of a walk in a dewy pine forest. The bread service is a dreamy pile of pillowy softness, probably the best bread we’ve had in a long time. Accompanied by good French butter, irresistible. Majestic Telegrafas is located in the Kempinski Hotel, the former Vilnius Telegraph House. It lends itself to grand soirées and celebrations. Preferably in the company of one of the skillful bartender’s cocktails, Apple fallen from a tree tastes exactly like that; a juicy, very ripe and tart, cold late autumn apple...
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