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Riga can thank Heinrihs Erhards, for bringing affordable gourmet to town. In comparison with his trend-setting small menu projects, Laivas is the most mature, full-scale and personal establishment. And furthermore, it is a gastronomical meditation on his first gourmet experiences. In the eighties, Laivas was top 3 restaurant in Jürmala, and a favourite special occasion retreat of Erhard’s family. Now, Heinrihs regained and multiplied its former glory. The cuisine concept could be described as ‘Nordic with seasonal twist on intercultural menu bound with Latvian cuisine’. Latvian and Nordic fish, smoked, grilled, steamed, fried, boiled, tartarted on the spot and expertly combined with seasonal vegetables and herbs. Fresh and juicy vegetarian and meat grills and very special, extremely healthy and yummy vegan, raw food desserts with super food. Perfect river view and one of the best terraces in Jürmala, yet affordable!