The village of Bistritsa (also Bistritza, Bistrica, or Бистрица in Bulgarian) is now considered a remote district of the capital city Sofia. In recent years a lot of Sofia citizens have settled there to commute daily – they’d rather travel to work twice a day, but enjoy Bistritsa’s fresh air and beautiful nature up in the mountain. Bistritsa is just 10km away from the city.
Set in an old wagon, the place has a simple, yet functional design, and a simple, but regularly updated menu list – just several dishes to choose from. The concept of the restaurant is clear – fresh food of hand-picked seasonal products, beautifully presented with a captivating blend of spices.
In a country that doesn’t have a Michelin-star restaurant yet, Bulgaria’s capital offers a remarkably good selection of fine-dining places to choose from.
A real culinary gem in Sofia is Secret by Chef Petrov, who is one of Bulgaria’s well known celebrity chefs. Continue reading
What are the ingredients of a fine dining experience? By definition, fine dining is a style of eating that usually takes place in elegant restaurants, where especially good food is served to guests, often in a formal way.
Apart from the good food, it’s all about the atmosphere of the place. Continue reading
In recent years North Macedonia has been recommended as a food and travel destination, very easily accessible from most countries in Europe. The small former-Yugoslavian country was featured in Food & Travel magazine, Lonely Planet and CNN and definitely deserves a visit. The country is popular among backpackers and adventure travelers however it has much more to offer, especially to gourmet food and wine lovers. Continue reading