You cannot fully understand a new country or city if you didn’t participate in local routine and daily rituals. If you didn’t taste products and food, either typical for that destination or those which represent new trends in local cuisine, you are not able to think you have learned it all! After this tour you will feel yourself more of a Serbian Expert!
Coffee at Dorćol
The tour starts at prominent Republic Square blow the Big Clock in Belgrade’s downtown at 10:00 am. First we will start with a morning coffee in a local charming café at Cara Dušana Street in famous Dorćol quarter. Coffee drinking is a ritual for locals that lets them enjoy a cup of energizing coffee and dynamic chitchat. At the coffee bar you will enjoy some good quality coffee prepared in Serbian manner and, in case you like it, purchase some for warming memories! Here you will hear story how coffee was brought to Belgrade and how this ritual became a solution for every private or business challenge.
Bajloni Green Market
After getting a dose of caffeine you will be ready to research one of the oldest green markets in Belgrade, known as Bajloni market even though its official name is Skadarska Market. On the way to market, you will stop by in a bakery to purchase some bruschetta for upcoming cheese-tasting on the market. By the way, it’s almost unforgivable to miss the bakery, that “holy place” for Serbs who are big fans of bread and pastry!
When you get to the Bajloni market, you will feel the taste of rural Serbia: villages where these dairy products are produced and where the fresh vegetables and fruits are grown. Markets in Belgrade are kinda live social networks where you can get well informed about all daily happenings. You will, of course, get informed on how the first market in Belgrade was set.
Pasty shop delight
The first, walking part of tour will end on the best manner possible: sweetened up in the oldest traditional pastry shop in Dorćol quarter. It is a chance to try sweets that will demonstrate you rich Balkan heritage: Serbian basis with influences of Oriental and European cuisine.
New Balkan Cuisine Time
To proceed to the next point of the tour you will get a minivan transfer to Sarajevska Street. After you have learned the basics, you are ready for the “main star” of a tour: new hot place in gastronomic stage of Belgrade – the restaurant whose menu represents the synergy of traditional grown groceries (cereals, vegetables, fruits and dairy products), new technologies of preparation and unique form of presentation. Here you will enjoy an 8-course lunch enriched with chef’s story about ingredients and preparation. It is quite an experience letting you learn about new trends in organic agriculture and development of national cuisine. You do not have to worry about securing a table for you in this emerging restaurant, as it is already booked for you!
After the lunch you will better understand rhythm of Belgrade. Upon this exciting tasting the guide will help you find your way around the city or your accommodation.