Delightfully Delicious Destination – Riga
Riga just start they way to the title of one of European gourmet capitals, nevertheless culinary tourism to Latvia has already gained popularity among tourists from Northern and Central Europe. A unique food and drink experience lure tourists just like museums, recreation and shopping. Following the trend, official site of Riga www.liveriga.com has presented a new section “Delightfully Delicious Destination”, bringing information about Latvian culinary traditions and local gourmet items. April, the second month of calendar Spring and first month when warm spring weather enters our country, is announced to be a month of birch sap.
In early spring the nature of Latvia generously presents the elixir of health – birch sap that refresh the mind and strengthen the body after the winter. Freshly tapped birch sap is a little bit sweet and very healthy. But sap is also fermented by adding some raisins, slice of lemon, twig of juniper that will relish a special taste to birch sap. Cool, fermented birch sap is very refreshing and incomparable! Latvians have even learnt to obtain champagne and wine from birch sap.
Latvia has long and established traditions of tapping and drinking birch sap and if you wish to try this delicious local drink, then April is a perfect month for your Latvian vacation!