Six of us stopped here for a very late lunch a few hours before we had to make our way to the airport for the trip home. We sat outside initially (until a thunderstorm let loose and even us stoic Brits had to accept a table indoors), and service was OK though the waiting staff seemed a tad disinterested.
We all went for three courses - pork ears with stewed sour cabbage and horseradish was my choice. Perfectly OK but I guess peasant food is just that - you can't make a silk purse ......... (pun intended). The layered potatoes with herring, and the grey peas with bacon had similar responses from around the table. My main of pike-perch with a celery/carrot puree and beetroot sauce elicited a slightly better rating, as did others' rack of lamb and duck fillet. Once inside and away from the driving rain we concluded with puddings, of which the rye-bread 'pastry' with cream and cowberry sauce scored very highly. Beers and wines seemed well priced, as did the tasting menu at 19 Lats which we didn't feel we had time for, but which a couple of us would have tried in other circumstances. The bill of under 150 Lats between six, which included pre-meal drinks and coffees, certainly didn't break the bank
It's possible we had been spoiled by visits to Maja, Vincents and 3 Pavaru, but this 'homely' food did seem a little dowdy in comparison, and although there was nothing below par on our visit, its Tripadvisor ranking of 4th best in the city does seem a mite generous.
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