22 Jun A Humble Culinary Hero That Beats The Heat
The warm summer days are officially settled in our neighborhood bringing the tension of unbearable weather and sudden rain storms that can flip our mood in a matter of seconds.
The spring is still here in our restaurant – in Vuka Karadzića 11. – for all of those who choose to hide from the dessert-like temperatures or cloudy days and easy their mind with a portion of an authentic soul food from this area.
And along with the summer, the new ‘visitors’ in town are a bunch of fresh and hand-picked ingredients – so it’s only fair that we save the spotlight for the true June hero with many different faces and flavors – a home made salad.
There are numerous influences that shaped the identity of the Serbian culture and cuisine – from mediterranean, austro-Hungarian and even oriental – all that led to a versatility and diversity of the customs from one part of the country to another. The thing that we always had in common was a shared love for a good piece of meat, a fine and hot plate of cooked meal and a homemade piece of bread to complete that entire pleasure.
And we wouldn’t lie if we said that most of us considered oddly shaped vegetables as a punishment when we were kids, being chased by a grown up around the table to eat it for its healthiness and even bribed with something sweet after. But those exact bites – of our grandparent’s fresh tomatoes from the garden, or that bitter-harsh tip of the paprika that always forced us to make funny faces – takes us to that exact table filled with laughter and family and bunch of meals, and freshly-picked vegetables from underneath the shade of a tree where we would lay down after a great meal to rest our stomachs.
Instead of the shade of that old tree, we recommend that you let yourself go to the cool bites of the hand-made salads which recipes we inherited, preserved and boldly adapted for you to enjoy as a perfection. Travel around the flavors of the traditional Europe with some of our trademarked salads such as : Greek, Serbian and Šopska…
Our challenge your taste buds for a dish of something hot and spicy with our chilli paprikas and many more domestic specialties.