Valmiermuiža is a brewery near Valmiera. A town in Vidzeme, Latvia if you want to look it up on the map. From the moment they started brewing beer it became my favorite of all the Latvian beers. No surprise that I became even happier when they opened this nice gourmand restaurant and shop in Riga.
There are two premises next to each other. On the left hand you will find a fantastic buffet and on the right hand there is the shop (works daily 10:00 – 22:00). Lots of locally produced delicacies like cranberry or quince saccades or deer meat sausages or beer flavored ice cream are for sale in this shop, as well as the many kinds of beers.
The restaurant offers fantastic food. The menu is elegant, fitted to season and local ingredients are used as much as possible. Most of the recipes have beer in them and there is a recommended beer for each particular dish.
This would be my first suggestion to anyone who would like to try local food and to taste a variety of Valmiermuižas beers or locally produced “brandavas” – homemade liquors. This spot has never let me down quality- and hospitality-wise so I have to believe you should be satisfied as well. Especially knowing that I am quite picky about my meals. Labu apetīti!