At Christmas, traditions come to the fore. We crave the usual tastes and smells, as the long-awaited, intimate atmosphere is not complete without them. Traditions are preserved everywhere, but in a different way—this time we’ve looked at the specialties of the region, which made up a whole Christmas menu. We prepared with the recommendation of traditional restaurants for the listed ones to create an insanely festive atmosphere!
Fisherman’s soup | Hungary
Menza Restaurantand Café
The fisherman’s soup, also called fish paprika, is a Christmas favorite in Hungary, but of course, it is different everywhere: in the Danube regions they like the rich version, with noodles, in the vicinity of Lake Balaton, they like the less thick, spicy soup, and at the Tisza, the focus is on the fish. With Hungarian fish, onions from Makó and paprika from Kalocsa! We recommend the Menza Restaurant, where you can enjoy it in a stylish retro environment.
Kuba | Czech Republic
V Zátiší Restaurant
In the Czech Republic, hot appetizers are usually served after the soup, so Christmas Kuba is second on our menu—which is also a side dish. The pearl barley delicacy is usually made with mushrooms and flavored with red onion and garlic, marjoram and cumin, among others. You can also get grilled bacon on it, and we recommend the V Zátiší Restaurant for the perfect taste experience.
Caltaboş | Romania
Caru’ cu bere Restaurant
Caltaboș is a pork liver sausage, but may also contain other offal such as spleen, heart, lungs and kidneys. Unlike other types of Romanian sausages, they are cooked on the stove, flavored with garlic and bay leaves. It is served cold, with bread and raw onions or pickles—it is worth tasting in the beautiful Neo-Gothic Caru’ cu bere Restaurant.
Vareniki | Ukraine
Vareniki is a kind of dumpling, made from pasta, but the filling can be anything—cabbage, meat, mushrooms, cottage cheese, cherries, currants, potatoes and more. Variety is typical in Ukraine anyway at Christmas, at least 12 dishes will be on the festive table! We recommend one of the oldest restaurants in Kyiv, the Pervak, with its rooms on various themes.
Fritule | Croatia
Bokeria Kitchen and Wine Bar
There is no festive dinner without dessert. The fritule is a Croatian Christmas specialty, resembling little donuts, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The addictive delicacy, which can be made quickly, is worth looking for in the Bokeria’s offer, where you can dine accompanied by better than better wines.
Menza Restaurant and Café | Web | Facebook | Instagram
V Zátiší Restaurant | Web | Facebook | Instagram
Pervak Restaurant | Web | Facebook | Instagram
Caru’ cu bere Restaurant | Web | Facebook | Instagram
Bokeria Kitchen and Wine Bar | Facebook | Instagram
Source: Culture Trip, Mindmegette, TasteAtlas