A natural magnetism
A country attuned to the rhythms of nature and its bountiful harvest, Latvia celebrates its Centenary with a showcase of their enchanting cuisine at Food&hotelasia2018.
Nature is at the heart of Latvia. From its beautiful forested landscapes to pristine beaches, the Baltic Sea to its many rivers and lakes, nature and its changing seasons provide infinite inspiration for Latvians and Latvian cuisine, where natural and fresh produce take center stage, boasting purity and authenticity. The Riga-gauja region was named the European Region of Gastronomy in 2017 and its capital city, Riga, described as the Baltic Capital of Gastronomy. In a country where old meets new, Latvian cuisine has maintained its links to nature while simultaneously producing innovative contemporary culinary creations.
Celebrating their Centenary this year, Latvia makes its debut at Food&hotelasia2018, showcasing the country’s rich culinary offerings at their national pavilion. Once again, with nature at the core of the products on display, 10 companies will be available to reflect the diversity of Latvia’s food industry.
Highlighting that nature is key to authentic production processes, Mottra Caviar (mottra.lv), purveyor of exceptional caviar, uses only the purest, preservative-free artesian water as part of their traditional sturgeon farming methods. Science is also employed for an environmentally conscious approach when harvesting these crystal, clean and pure caviar.
Nelleulla (nelleulla.com) from Riga, known as forest chocolate, is inspired by the pristine Latvian forests surrounding the city. Flavoured using berries ubiquitous in these forests, from cranberries, red berries, blackcurrant and blueberries to Nordic berries such as corn flower and sea buckthorn, these luxurious treats elegantly reflect nature’s wilderness.
Enjoy slow-dried, nutritious, gluten-free and healthy snacks from Rāmkalni (ramkalni.com) and The Beginnings (thebeginnings.lv), which are bursting with vitamins and fibre. Crafted purely by Mother Nature and these artificial flavour enhancers-, preservatives- and colourant- free snacks are inspired by Latvian fields, gardens and farm produce. Made from real fruits, vegetables, super-berries and nuts, they make sin-free snacking possible.
Finally, Lat Eko Food (latekofood.lv), producer of an extensive premium range of sugar-, additive- and preservativefree organic juices, purées and baby food, ensures the whole family eats healthily. Expect bursts of spring flavours in the Pear and Strawberry fruit spreads, or autumn, in the Mango, Pumpkin & Sea-buckthorn juice.
Meet with the producers from this amazing country, where nature is an essential part of life and the dining table is replete with its gifts. liaa.gov.lv/en foodlatvia.lv
NELLEULLA Chocolate Lat Eko Food