From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Elizabetes iela 22-3, Riga
- Phone: +371 201 22220
- Web: entresol.lv
- Seats: 50
A dependable classic
Rapidly evolving gastronomy is most often characterized by turbulence. There are no guarantees that you’ll get the same menu and a similar experience next time you return to that new favorite place. That’s why we like Entresol, it’s impressively dependable and solid. They’re probably not trying to be the country’s best restaurant, but they’ve definitely contributed to the development of the new Latvian cuisine and helped shine a light on it. Knapas, or Latvian-style tapas, don’t exist anywhere else. And we’re not talking about things that come out of tin cans and jars, served straight up with bread; these are amuse-sized little bites such as smoked duck with pumpkin purée, octopus with potato or rabbit pâté with lingonberry jelly. The kitchen recommends fashioning your own appetizer by choosing three from the vast variety featured on the menu, more than half of them have local accents, all boast the unmistakable aromas of truly fresh ingredients. If you happen to visit on the early side of lunch, you’ll spot local farmers personally delivering newly plucked produce to the restaurant’s doorstep. The ostrich filet main course is a truly Latvian creation. Unbelievably, the giant birds are farmed all over the Baltics these days. This one is served grilled with potato foam, marinated mushrooms, reduction sauce and the value-added bonus of grilled ostrich heart. The waiters in Latvian restaurants don’t usually entertain their guests with too much information, Entresol is a pleasant exception. Here they always point out specials and explain everything in detail. There’s something to be said for quality and consistency, not everything needs to inventive and new...
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