From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Amata region,Zaubes village, Annas
- Phone: +371 64180700
- Web: annashotel.com
- Seats: 26
Historical and Modern
The small forest village of Annas lies less than a hundred kilometres from Riga. It hosts a design hotel of the same name, as well as the Vannas spa (“Bath”), the Kannas restaurant (“Jug”), and that’s about it. Nevertheless, Annas is a historically important village in Latvia. It used to surround a luxurious manor where Garlieb Merkel, famous Latvian intellectual and activist, served as tutor. Not much is left of the manor nowand the modern design hotel attempts to conserve the remnants and reconcile them with modernity. And that is exactly what the hotel’s restaurant, Kannas, does with local food. First comes a hefty loaf of bread, fried in lots of grease. It cannot - and does not - get more rustical than that. The food represents extremely modern Latvian cuisine with some European nuances. The herbal cream of fennel soup is served with bone marrow from local cattle, salty-sweet French Charolais cheese, and crunchy almond chips. The langoustine comes with local forest mushrooms and pumpkin. The bread brings your attention back to the origins ofitall. Local color isaddedby bittersweet Raiskumietis village beer, brewed by a traditional recipe, and Ligatne fruit wines, all brewed practically at a stone’s throw away from the restaurant, at the same Gauja region. And if those seem too extreme, it is always possible to reach for a good old Chablis or Amarone...
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