June 13, 2024

Four Vilnius Restaurants Awarded First Michelin Stars 

On June 13th in Vilnius, the MICHELIN Guide officially announced Lithuania's inclusion in its prestigious culinary ranks. Four Vilnius restaurants - Džiaugsmas, Demoloftas, Pas Mus, and Nineteen18each received their first MICHELIN star. 

Additionally, four restaurants - Gaspar’s, 14Horses, Le Travi, and Nüman - were recognized as Bib Gourmand establishments for their excellent value for money. The MICHELIN Guide, meticulously compiled by anonymous experts, also recommended 26 more eateries across Lithuania for their exceptional food and drink offerings. 

“We are delighted to present the first MICHELIN Guide to Lithuania. This completes the Baltic trilogy, and the MICHELIN Guide now fully covers the region. Each of the 34 featured restaurants has earned its place, showcasing a range of styles from classic to modern, and local to international cuisine,” stated Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guide. 

Minister of Economy and Innovation, Aušrinė Armonaitė, expressed pride in Lithuania’s recognition, stating that this acknowledgement proves our chefs are world-class and invites travellers to experience Lithuania’s authenticity through its culinary excellence.