Traditional fish soup in Gaideliai homestead

You can learn how to cook fish soup here, and the recipes are based on hundreds of years of fishermen's traditions in the Upper Aukštaitija region.  You'll learn all about local dining traditions, local lifestyles and traditions since the 13th century.  You can go fishing, as well as mushroom and berry picking.

The owners teach traditions about the cooking of fish soup.


The price of the services is negotiable. Before the visit please make a call in advance.


A traditional fish soup is cooked following the strict rules: the fish must be fresh and caught on site, only certain herbs are used for flavouring the soup, and it is not recommended for eaters to add even sour cream. A real fish soup should only be cooked on a bonfire and finished with a ritual, from which the soup becomes transparent and gets the subtle taste – the smouldering willow branch is taken from the bonfire and dipped into the soup.

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