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2013-03-03

Crayfish Eating Championship 2012 July

Crayfish Eating Championship

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2013-03-03

WE TAKE PART

KAZIUKO FAIR 2012

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2012-02-02

Meeting of the members

The members of East Aukstaitija culinary heritage network met in Utena College Tourism Center in January 26 to discuss action plan for the year 2012. The new plan was approved. The members also shared their business experiences and new ideas regarding culinary heritage network activities.

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2008-12-23

New record

On 11th December Joint-stock company Romnesa opened a restaurant-bakery in Strigailiškis village, Ignalina district. This restaurant also houses a museum of tree-cakes baking. Here, not only the equipment used for tree-cake production but also the tools of Milk way and Grain way are displayed. Romualdas Spulis, the head of company Romnesa, has visited many enterprises dealing with tree-cake production and collected the history of tree-cake. The exposition in the restaurant demonstrates which type of tree-cakes are made in Poland, Sweden, Hungary, Germany and Japan. Upon prior booking you can bake your own Lithuanian tree-cake and also taste tree-cakes baked after recipes from other countries.
On the opening day a huge tree-cake has been baked. It was so huge that a representative of agency Factum acknowledged it beat the record. The Lithuania’s biggest tree-cake was 2 meters 30 centimetres high, weighed 64,7 kilograms and had a “girth” of one and a half meters.

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2008-08-20

The Second Crayfish Eating Championship (19-07-2008)

Many guests, journalists and local inhabitants gathered at rural homestead "Prie Bravoro" of Erika and Ramūnas Čižai in Dusetos village (Zarasai municipality) on July 19. Hosts of the homestead belonging to East Aukštaitija Culinary Heritage Network have initiated already the second crayfish eating championship. 44 participants have expressed the will to compete in the crayfish eating contest. The host of the event Antanas Laurinkevičius has announced a campaign of increasing the crayfish population of the lake of Sartai and has invited all participants to the lake of Sartai. Willing that Sartai will again be full of crayfishes, the host of the homestead has released to the water little crayfishes from the bridge.
Ramūnas Čižas has explained to the participants the rules of contest, has showed how crayfishes have to be eaten and explained that the winner will become the participant, which will eat the crayfishes fastest, cleanest and precisely according to the rules. Some participants have eaten crayfishes together with their shells and in this way have lost the possibility to become the winners. The most successful was Romutis Stočkūnas from Pakruojis, who has left behind last year crayfish eating champion Audrius Barzda from Dusetos, won the first place and took home symbolic prize - the wooden crayfish.
All eager to buy crayfishes were able to do so as well as to enjoy the concert which closed down the championship.

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2007-04-23

Discover the Country of Lakes

Utena County Governors Administration and Latvian Directorate of Euroregion Country of lakes implemented the project Development of Culinary heritage as a network and method for regional tourism development in the context of Euroregion Country of lakes /Discover the Country of Lakes.
- CH network meetings, individual consultations, training;
- 1 international route and 2 local routs established;
- tourism marketing strategy of Euroregion for 2005-2008;
- 43 articles (in magazines, newspapers, internet, etc.);
- 5 reportages on TV (4 reportages on local TV, 1 reportage on national TV);
- 1 CD film;
- 40277 brochures, leaflets, maps;
- marketing souvenirs (bags, cups, aprons), banner;
- 2 test tours for mass media representatives;
- 7 study visits for businesses and tourism specialists (2 to Germany, 2 to Latvia, 3 to Lithuania);
- 7 tourism exhibitions (Matka in Helsinki, ITB in Berlin, Lato in Warshaw, Balttour in Riga, Vivattur and Baf in Vilnius, Leisure and Entertainment in Kaunas);
- 2 seminars (2005-05-25 in Latvia and 2005-08-04 in Lithuania);
- 2 conferences;
- there were established three new members of culinary heritage network of East Auktaitija: cafe "altinis", hotel-restaurant "uvėdra", CJSC "iaudinių mėsinė".


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