Last week it was the most incredible weather we’ve had so far in Blagoevgrad. During the week I really tried to enjoy it as much as I could: doing my homework as I lay in the sun next to campus and I got as much frozen yoghurt as possible (trying not to harm my diet).
When it’s great weather I’d like to eat something cold. I don’t know why, maybe because it’s hot outside and I need a fresh and cool feeling from the inside? I remember my mom always making delicious potatoe salads, when it was really nice weather outside. She would put eggs, boiled potatoes, tomatoes, tuna fish and lettuce all together. I love that salad!
During the weekend I went out for lunch and ordered a salad every time. The only salad I had until then was Shopska salad, which I LOVE! Before last weekend I didn’t order salads too often on purpose, because I didn’t want to waste the opportunity to try something Bulgarian. But since it was really nice weather I decided I should at least give the salads a chance and next to that I really felt like having a salad.
So why not try as many salads as I can this weekend and write a review on salads? I even dragged my friends down to the main street on Sunday to have lunch with me so I could have a salad. We ate at this restaurant we had never been before. We actually noticed the restaurant a week ago. It is located at the river, which seemed really nice. You have a really nice view on the river and you can hear the river flowing. Nice background music, just saying! We also tried to figure out what the name of the restaurant was and as my American friend (who takes Bulgaria class) tried to translate it, this is what we came up with: ‘Chance’.
I ordered the ‘Village Salad’, having no clue what the ingredients were and praying it was nice, since I was starving! It was a good bet, I might say, because it turned out to be a really nice (and huge I might add) salad. It was a salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce and of course a cheese topping!
What I’m about to tell you now is kind of off topic because it’s not about salads, but it’s about a dessert I had in that restaurant. Again, clueless of what it would taste like, I ordered Fried Milk. I was trying to figure out what Fried Milk could be when I thought: ‘Why not order it?’ You know me, trying all new kinds of food. Bravely I ordered the Fried Milk, which was the most expensive dessert on the menu. I wish I could tell you what it was, really, I wish. But I’m still not sure what it is. It tastes like yoghurt, but when you stir it, it looks like dough. Anyway, it was delicious! It was also served with honey and crushed walnuts. I really recommend you this one, if you ever see it on a menu!
I think the salad I had in restaurant Chance (I really hope the name is correct!), was the best I had last weekend. Other salads I had were the Greek Salad and a Smoked Salomon salad, which was spelled as Smoked Saimon in the menu. So I was hoping I would really get Salomon, and not Saimon and whatever that might have been.
I was curious to if I would be the only one who enjoys a salad when it’s nice weather outside, so I interviewed my friend about what kind of food she enjoy’s when it feels like summer. You can watch the interview in the video underneath. I also included some shots from the restaurant in the clip. Also, don’t hesitate to leave a comment and/or tell me your favorite ‘summer dishes’. Enjoy!