Wine & Dine Guide

  • 2017-01-25
  • Sturmu Svyturys, Vilnius

Located in the unique Vilnius district Užupis, Sturmu Svyturys is a cozy restaurant meant for the city, but is permeated with the Lithuanian seaside tradition and allusions of lagoon waves, wind and longing of endless waters. It is well-known for its exclusively fresh Lithuanian fish from the Curonian Lagoon and the coast of the Baltic Sea, which comes daily to the restaurant straight from experienced fishermen. The catch is displayed on the counter, coated with ice chunks, so the guests can choose which fish of the day they would like to have prepared by inventive chefs.

The interior is intended to honor the lagoon fishermen – without them the legend of Sturmu Svyturys flavors would not exist. The walls are decorated with oars, marine-themed paintings and portraits of fishermen. All this creates a cozy environment for a chat with a gourmet dish, which is perfectly complemented with carefully selected wine.

The food is prepared using copper utensils and stoves, which help to keep the most delicate characteristics of fish flavor. Sturmu Svyturys is the only restaurant in Lithuania where all the dishes are cooked from fresh Lithuanian fish, not frozen. The fish caught during different seasons is combined only with the enhancements specific for a particular season: vegetables, fruits and herbs. This is a game of nature, creative chefs, and your taste creating the intrigue, which is so hard to resist.

The chef of Sturmu Svyturys devotes a lot of time searching for the best combinations of the best fish dishes and wine, so the guests of the restaurant can constantly enjoy discoveries of new flavors. In cooperation with the very best Austrian, German and French wine makers, the restaurant’s wine cellar is constantly replenished with wines brought from Wachau, Kremstal, Kamptal, Mosel, Rheingau, Pfalz, and Champagne regions. The wine cellar is originally located in the Old Icehouse in CapeVente. All year round, it is kept at an optimal temperature of 9-10°C, suitable for wine. An exceptional collection of quality Riesling and Grüner Veltliner is stored there and is delivered to the restaurant from Cape Vente every week. Champagne lovers can appreciate rare and unforgettable champagne from an exclusive manufacturer.
Come try for yourself at Užupio Str. 30, Vilnius, or call +370 656 98000 to book a table.