This is a short report on my first and very quick visit to Vilnius, Lithuania.
After the fact, it seems to me that it took me more time to travel to Vilnius and back, than stay in the city.
I flew in from Vienna, on a Dash-8 airplane. Among the passengers were the basketball team of Ulker, in Turkey. Really tall boys when you see them next to you.
Straight to the office for our meetings.
Vilnius is the European Capital of Culture in 2009, with Linz of Austria. As a result, a lot of money has been spent to spruce up the historical center. Here you see the building of the Vilnius Philharmonic.
Around 7 in the evening, a colleague from the office and I went to dinner at “La Provence”, one of the good restaurants in town. It is an old house, beautifully preserved, the food they serve is mainstream with a modern touch.
I chose the venison tournedo with foie on top, potatoes, chenterelles and black truffle. The meat was medium rare, as it should, and it was delicious! The combination with the foie was also a good one, it worked!
I walked to the office, had my meetings, and then time to go for the return trip to Vienna.
Au revoir Vilnius!