You can enjoy specialty dishes here:
|Duke's Sail (Hercoga bura) is a main course, made of oven-baked pork that has been prepared in a special marinade. It is served with caramelized sauerkraut, a variety of roasted vegetables, red bilberry sauce and horseradish.
|Dessert Charlotte's Kiss (Šarlotes skūpsts) is made of egg-curd cream and jelly mousse layers made out of two differnet juice flavours. Its mild taste is refreshed with a mashed fruit-berry sauce.
|The main ingredient of the refreshing drink Jelgava's Bellini is sea buckthorn juice, which is used also for dishes Dukes Sail and Charlotte's Kiss.
Duke Jacob of Courland and Semigallia ruled from 1638 to 1681, the period known as modernization time in the Duchy. During this period, he created 70 factories, built more than 135 vessels, developed urban crafts, built churches and schools. The Duke had the biggest merchant fleet in the Baltic Sea that delivered the produce of Courland and Semigallia to many countries around the world. Duke Jacob married Princess of Brandenburg-Prussia Louise Charlotte in 1645. She was an intelligent woman and excelled with her sharp mind and skills in financial operations. The marriage of Jacob and Charlotte was happy and they were blessed with nine children.