Medieval Dining Experience in Riga: Restaurant Rozengrāls - Adventures of Anette

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Medieval Dining Experience in Riga: Restaurant Rozengrāls

In the center of Old Riga you can find a medieval restaurant called Rozengrāls that offers authentic cusine from the Middle Ages in an ancient wine-vault first mentioned in scripts dating back to 1293. In addition to giving you the chance to experience dishes from a distant past a visit to this restaurant also gives you the chance to enjoy the charming medieval atmosphere of the vine cellar.
The experience begins as soon as you stand outside the restaurant, where you can enjoy the sight of some of their medieval artifacts, and if you're lucky there might be some staff members dressed up in medieval clothes too.

At the day we went to visit Rozengrāls there was a man in medieval clothing who was at making a helmet..!

The restaurant is situated in a quiet street in Old Riga

Medieval wagon outside the restaurant..!

The restaurant itself is rather dark, it has no windows and is only lit up by candle lights. The atmosphere is quite nice though!

Their menu is indeed quite interesting; a lot of the dishes comes with extra information so you can actually read about their historical origin in the menu.

The staff inside the restaurant is also dressed in medieval clothing.

It was not the most amazing culinary experience I've ever had, but as a cultural experience it was defitely worth taking the trip here. I would not recommend eating fish here, unless you don't mind it when the fish is both whole and boney. Of course I should have thought about this before ordering a medieval style dish with fish in it, which I unfortunately did not.. Still, knowing that the dish originated from some historical medieval wedding made the experience more interesting.

For more information about the restaurant, please check out:

Rozena 1, Rīga, Latvija
tel./fax : +371 67224748

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Anette came to Japan as an exchange student in 2010, met the love of her life and got stuck. From her base in Tokyo she writes about her experiences as a full-time worker in Tokyo and about her travels in Japan and abroad. She's a free-spirited adventurer who'd gladly trade a trip to the shoppingmall for a hike in the forest any day.

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The classical story about a girl who went for a one-year exchange program to Japan, fell in love and got stuck there. Starting out as a student in Kyoto in 2010 I now work full-time in Tokyo as a hotel consultant, and write mostly about my travels, working life in Japan as well as a bunch of random stuff.
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