Year 2017 - in the spirit of European Region of Gastronomy 


To preserve the gastronomic traditions and the variety of local cuisine, to use local products and to promote the Gauja National Park as a tourism destination by showing to ourselves and others how rich and unique we are – those are the goals of the European Region of Gastronomy. In 2017 the Riga-Gauja region is bearing the title of European Region of Gastronomy, and it also includes Valmiera.

The nature in Latvia is not only beautiful, but also tasty. A plate served in each season has its own colours, flavours and set of vitamins. Being close to the nature is something special in Latvia. It is hard to find a forest in which during autumn you will not come across young and old mushroom “detectives”, able to notice a mushroom hiding under the colourful leaves. In summer we gather flowers and, yes, also weeds to turn them into tasty tea or even natural medicine for the harsh winter time.

More on that read HERE.