From Belgrade to Belgravia: A Taste of the Balkans (vegetar'n options)
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Why is Balkan cuisine so hot right now? Come and find out! Welcome to my home a minutes walk from Victoria station, where I will take you on a journey through Serbian cuisine over a few glasses of wine and a Serbian schnapps to top it off. We will explore wood-smoked, slow-roasted, pickled, stewed and caramelised treats of Serbia. There is no other dining experience like this anywhere in London. Not quite Belgrade (and not quite Belgravia) but each course is made with love using ingredients made in, or representing the character of, a different neighbourhood of Belgrade to take guests on a journey of Serbia through its cuisine.
"Welcome to Serbia"
Welcome to Serbia! Mezze platter with "ajvar", "kulen" and cheeses
Mezze to start: the most famous Serbian national dish "ajvar" (roast red pepper dip) with a selection of cured meats and Serbian cheese served with homemade dense bread ("pogača")
**Note: if the weather is nice we will precede this with a welcome drink on the balcony overlooking our garden
One glass of Serbian pear or plum schnapps will be served.
Succulent pork shoulder slow-roasted for hours in onion and rosemary, inspired by the kafane of Skadarlija.
Veg option: Slow-baked pepper broad bean and onion casserole.
Served with crispy roasted potatoes and green leaf salad
Accompanied by a glass of wine from the Balkans - TBC
Warm apple and hazelnut* crepe stack (Palačinke s jabukama)
Drawing influence from the Austro-Hungarian part of Belgrade: Palačinke (thin pancakes, or palatschinken) folded up around slow-cooked apple, sprinkled with smashed hazelnuts and a caramel sauce *nut-free version available for guests with allergies
1 glass of pear or plum schnapps will be served as a digestif