On the shore of Lake Paplovinis, by the sculpture of Ignas and Lina, sits a cosy hotel and restaurant "Žuvėdra". The wide selection of European and national food in the restaurant`s menu also features dishes of East Aukštaitija culinary heritage which are available from Thursday to Sunday. The "Žuvėdra" restaurant invites visitors to try potato sausage, stuffed potato dumplings (cepelinai), cheese with honey or cold beet soup made in the local tradition. On weekends you will be offered a speciality of local culinary heritage, the soup "poliauka", the recipe of which is borrowed from a local woman, Brone Kaulakyte-Bagdoniene. Herself, she got her lesson on how to cook it from her grandmother. The dish is supposed to be 150 years old or even older. Not every family could afford "poliauka" at that time. It was considered to be holiday`s meal of the middle and upper peasant class. The main ingredient was a pig`s trotter, which could well be substituted with a pig`s shoulder with offal. To make the soup more satisfying, housewives would add a little flour. Dried boletuses, which abound in this area in a good summer, were added for flavour. The soup is served with cold potatoes and considered fine when jelly-like and slightly bitter. Bon appetit!