A PIECE OF SPAIN IN BUCHAREST

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Review: Alioli, Bucharest

Iubesc mancarea din Spania, asa ca oricand poftesc la ceva dau fuga cu drag la Alioli. Au un meniu minunat si multe bauturi aduse direct din Spania. Daca nu stiti ce sa alegeti, atunci eu va recomand Paella (cu carne, fara sau cu fructe de mare) nu aveti cum sa dati gres.

Cea mai recenta vizita a fost la a doua locatie deschisa de Alioli in Bucuresti: La Finca. In Spania, “finca” este o proprietate rurala, o ferma am putea spune, iar cei de la Alioli reusesc sa te scoata din jungla urbana din Bucuresti … pana si ospatarii sunt din peisajul suta la suta latin: calzi, amabili si glumeti.

Am ajuns acolo direct de la birou, cu pofta de mancare din plin, asa ca aperitivele au disparut instantaneu, fara sa mai am timp sa vi le arat. O portie delicioasa de jamon, insotita…

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REVIEW: STADIO RESTAURANT BUCHAREST

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Stadio, asa cum ii spune numele este un restaurant care se adreseaza iubitorilor de sport, dar nu numai. Nu trebuie sa fii pasionat de fenomen ca sa dai o fuga pana acolo si sa incerci cateva feluri de mancare delicioase. Decorul industrial si atmosfera relaxata te cuceresc imediat chiar daca nu le ai cu sportul. Daca esti pasionat in schimb, micile detalii te vor cuceri pe loc, pe masura ce le vei observa. Stadio, as you may suspect is a restaurant that targets sports fans, but it’s not reserved especially for them. You do not have to be a sports aficionado to visit this place and try some delicious food. The industrial decor and the relaxed atmosphere you’ll find there make a lovely impression. If you are a sports fan, you will find small details at every turn of the eye.

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REVIEW: PAINE SI VIN

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Pentru mine mancarea este una dinte micile placeri ale vietii si intotdeauna ma bucur atunci cand gasesc in Bucuresti un loc special, care ma face sa imi doresc sa revin din nou si din nou ca sa incerc gusturi speciale. E fix ceea ce mi s-a intamplat cu Paine si Vin. Food has always been one of life’s small pleasures for me, this is why I am always happy when I discover great places in Bucharest, making me want to go back again and again for a delicious bite. Here’s my recent experience at Paine si vin.

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REWIEW: TRATTORIA BUONGIORNO

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Incet-incet descopar ca imi place foarte mult sa va scriu despre … mancare. Asta si pentru ca sunt gurmanda de cand ma stiu. Cu greu ma convingea mama in copilarie sa nu mananc toata ciocolata intr-o singura zi si sa pastrez si pentru restul saptamanii. Principiul e simplu: “Traieste clipa”. Ma bucur pe moment de ce am si daca nu imi ramane si pentru mai tarziu … pai atunci asta e. Macar am fost fericita mai devreme.

Sa trecem deci, la fapte. Saptamana trecuta mi-am delectat papilele gustative la Trattoria Buongiorno (de pe Lascar Catargiu).

Am incercat Ravioli rosso con Buratta in traducere libera: Ravioli proaspete, muguri de pin, smântână dulce, parmezan. Buuunnnn rau de tot, iar sosul de smantana a fost perfect, nu a ingreunat deloc preparatul.

I’m just realizing that I love to write for you about … food. It’s because I’ve been a food lover since I can remember. In my childhood, my mom could barely get me to save a piece of chocolate for the next day. It’s really easy actually: I prefer to live in the moment and enjoy what I have now. If I don’t save some for later … it’s not a loss. At least I was happy while it lasted.

Let’s get down to business. Last week I’ve delighted myself with some delicious food at Trattoria Buongiorno (located on Lascar Catargiu Street).

We’ve tried Ravioli Rosso con Burrata: Fresh ravioli, pine nuts, cream, parmesan. Reallyyyyy tasty. The cream sauce was just right, not heavy at all, just a delight with the rest of the ingredients.

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REVIEW: DINING AT SAINT GEORGE, BUCHAREST

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Cand nu am timp sau bani sa calatoresc, imi place sa ma simt ca in vacanta in Bucurestiul meu. Asa ca la fiecare pas prin oras incerc sa gasesc frumusetea ascunsa a locurilor prin care trec. Ca sa nu ma plictisesc niciodata, imi place sa ies in locuri cat mai diverse, si sa incerc lucruri cat mai diferite. E valabil si atunci cand vine vorba de o cina in doi. Din cand in cand, mancarea gatita in casa nu e de ajuns, ai nevoie doar de un locusor linistit, unde sa bei ceva si sa mananci ceva bun. When I don’t have the time or money to travel, I like to take a moment and feel like I’m on vacation in my Bucharest. I try to find the hidden beauty of the city with every step I take. I don’t like to visit the same places every time, it would be boring, so I try to mix it up and try different things. This also counts when we’re planning a dinner out for two. From time to time homecooked meals are not enough, all you need is a quiet place to drink and eat something tasty.
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A PIECE OF SPAIN IN BUCHAREST

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Review: Alioli, Bucharest

Iubesc mancarea din Spania, asa ca oricand poftesc la ceva dau fuga cu drag la Alioli. Au un meniu minunat si multe bauturi aduse direct din Spania. Daca nu stiti ce sa alegeti, atunci eu va recomand Paella (cu carne, fara sau cu fructe de mare) nu aveti cum sa dati gres.

Cea mai recenta vizita a fost la a doua locatie deschisa de Alioli in Bucuresti: La Finca. In Spania, “finca” este o proprietate rurala, o ferma am putea spune, iar cei de la Alioli reusesc sa te scoata din jungla urbana din Bucuresti … pana si ospatarii sunt din peisajul suta la suta latin: calzi, amabili si glumeti.

Am ajuns acolo direct de la birou, cu pofta de mancare din plin, asa ca aperitivele au disparut instantaneu, fara sa mai am timp sa vi le arat. O portie delicioasa de jamon, insotita de deliciosul sos aioli din partea casei.

Pentru partea a doua am ales paella, facuta ca la mama ei acasa. Totul a mers ca uns cu sangria racoritoare, servita la carafa.

A fost incalzirea perfecta pentru vacanta care va urma … pentru ca am ales o populara destinatie din Spania pentru balaceala de anul asta 🙂

Mai jos puteti vedea cum arata prima locatie Alioli din Bucuresti, si ce oaspeti de seama au trecut pe acolo.

I love Spanish food, so whenever I crave something I head out to Alioli. They have an amazing menu, topped off with great Spanish drinks. Paella is my favorite dish here so go with this if you can’t decide. You have multiple options: chicken, vegetarian or seafood.

I recently visited the second Alioli location in Bucharest: La Finca. In Spanish, Finca is a rural property, a ranch we could say, and the Alioli staff and decor take you out of the Bucharest urban jungle … even our waiters were 100 percent Latin: warm, kind and able to crack a good joke.

We arrived straight from the office, with a big appetite, so the tapas we ordered disappeared instantly, and I failed to take a picture. I was a delicious Jamon plate, accompanied by a delicious aioli sauce, with compliments from the house.

For the second part, we chose a tasty paella, that tasted exactly like the delightful ones from Spain. It all went down with a refreshing sangria.

It was the perfect warm-up for the following vacation … because we chose a popular Spanish destination for our summer trip this year 🙂

You can read below about the other location Alioli from Bucharest and what are the famous guests have eaten there.

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PRANZ LA THE BARREL / LUNCH AT THE BARREL

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A venit si vremea calduroasa, perfecta pentru plimbari lungi si relaxante. Asa ca, dupa ce am batut centrul Bucurestiului in lung si in lat am decis sa iau o pauza de pranz la The Barrel.

Vremea era perfecta, asa ca am luat loc pe terasa primitoare. Atmosfera misto, de vara, angajati amabili si saritori si turisti peste tot in jurul meu. Mai-mai sa cred ca am aterizat in vreo metropola vestica.

Meniul e aratos si mancarea nu a dezamagit. Patronii localului s-au orientat spre mancarea britanica si au ales bine. Daca nici englezii nu mai stiu ce si cum sa manance … Preturile sunt ok pentru Centrul Vechi al Bucurestiului, mai mult, exista si o oferta pentru mesele de pranz. Eu m-am aruncat la o salata mediteraneana si am ales bine. Printre altele, salata continea si branza calda, rumenita. Am mers apoi pe oferta de pranz, muschiulet de porc marinat, servit cu cartofi prajiti si salata verde. Yam! Aici patronii au lasat englezismele de-o parte, prezentarea a fost suta la suta romaneasca.  Totul a mers bine de tot alaturi de un pahar de bere. Cheers mates!

The warm weather is finally here, it’s perfect for taking long and relaxing walks. After I’ve visited Bucharest’s Old Town, I’ve stopped for a lunch break at  The Barrel.

The weather was very hot, so I took a seat on the welcoming terrace. Hip atmosphere, nice employees, and tourists all around me. I almost thought I’m in a western European city.

The Menu looks good and the food didn’t disappoint us. Most of the food is British inspired and the prices are good. They even have a lunch special offer. My first choice was the Mediterranean salad, which contained warm grilled cheese. Then I’ve tried the lunch special: marinated pork with fries and salad. Yam! This time, the plate looked 100 % of Romanian inspiration. All of these accompanied by a glass of beer. Cheers mates!