..the place we ended up at was perfect.
We had sorrel soup, a fantastic herring dish, a local beef dish we loved, and potato pancakes with apple sauce and lingonberries. Tim is a good sharer!
I asked the server what was the national drink of Latvia and she said Riga Black Balsam, so I had it. Here are only some of the ingredients of Riga Black Balsam:
“The traditional recipe was created by Abraham Kunze, a pharmacist living in Riga. ((A pharmacist!)) It is made from 24 all natural ingredients, including 17 botanicals. The ingredients that contribute to the complex and versatile flavor of Riga Black Balsam include common roots and herbs such as Valerian, Wormwood, Black Pepper, and Ginger, as well as rare ingredients such as Gentian, Linden flower, and Peruvian Balsamic Oil.”
It did taste a little medicinal, designed as it was by a pharmacist.