недеља, 26. март 2017.

Creperie Hari's

Već neko duže vreme pokušavam da pronađem neki fini bar u kojem će akcenat biti na omiljenoj hrani moje najbolje drugarice - palačinkama! Koliko mogu da primetim u Beogradu se palačinke uglavnom svode na fast food-ove, tako da nigde ne možete lepo na miru da uživate u njima, nego je sve s nogu, što ja ne podnosim. Međutim guglajući za oko su mi zapale slike Creperie Hari's, u blizini Poštanske štedionice.

Creperie Hari's
Kada sam došla u ovaj bar restoran bila sam vidno razočarana enterijerom i kompletnom slikom lokala. Ni nalik onome što sam očekivala kada sam gledala slike na njihovoj fejsbuk stranici. Na slikama imate utisak da će vas dočekati ni manje ni više nego lokal sa stilskim nameštajem. U stvarnosti je izgledalo mnogo drugačije. Ishabani nameštaj, graja, buka, i oblaci dima. Kao da ljudi nisu čuli za ventilaciju, ko će ga znati. Jednom rečju, ovaj prostor je daleko od fine verzije palačinkarnice. Mogu slobodno da kažem da su neki fast food-ovi za ovo mesto daleko iznad. 

Creperie Hari's
No, hajde da ne bude sam hejter, da vidimo meni ovog mesta. Za početak, meni sam čekala deset minuta, i na kraju sam ga posudila od dečka za susednim stolom. Meni je toliko konfuzan da nemam reči. Palačinke jedino što su raspoređene po slanim i slatkim. Ostalo je bilo, Bože me sakloni! Među milion palačinki prosto se pogubite. Valjda bi trebalo lepo po sastojcima i nekom redu i rasporedu da bude napravljen meni?! Prosto narodski rečeno od tolike šume ne vidite drvo! E pa bukvalno tako je bilo sa mnom, od milion sastojaka nijedna nije bila po mom ukusu, ali sam se ipak posle mnogo muka odlučila da naručim Slanu palačinku sa pečenicom, mocarelom, Kritskim sirom i čeri paradajzom, dok se drugarica odlučila za Slatku palačinku sa čokoladom i jagodama. Konobar nam je na našu porudžbinu samo rekao da nema jagoda, pa ukoliko želite višnje eto! Pa dobro, da li ćemo jesti višnje ili jagode je najmanji problem zaista!


Slatka palačinka
Slana palačinka
Kada smo najzad dobile famozne palačinke, prva pomisao mi je bila - samo ovo? Palačinke koje jedem po fast food-ovima su daleko bogatije i većeg prečnika nego ove ovde. I ne bi to bio nikakav problem da se ovde cene palačinki ne kreću od 400 - 800 rsd. Pa dakle ako već plaćam toliko za jednu palačinku red je onda da puca bukvalno od priloga. Moja Slana palačinka košta 660 rsd, a Slatka palačinka košta 490 rsd. Za tu cenu očekujem kao prvo nezadimljen prostor kao da sam u studentskoj menzi, kao drugo očekujem da dobijem meni od konobara a ne da ga sama pronalazim po lokalu, a kao treće očekujem preukusne palačinke! Ni jedna stavka nije zadovoljena! Palačinke su bile izuzetno siromašne, moja konkretno je imala par šnita pečenice, dva čeri paradajza, malo Kritskog sira, i niskobudžetne mocarele a la Premia, ali je zato zelene salate bilo koliko god želite. Zaista sam je u jednom trenutku zapitala na šta ja bacam pare. Slatka palačinka opet ništa spektakularno.

Ukratko rečeno jedno izvikano mesto koje bih mogla da opišem kao fast food sa cenama palačinki kao da ih jedete na splavu ili u nekom finijem restoranu. Kompletno razočarenje, nažalost!

Voli vas vaša Gastro policija!!

https://www.facebook.com/HarisCreperieBeograd


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For a while now, I’ve been trying to find a nice bar in which the emphasis will be on the favorite food of my best friend’s - crepes! As I can tell, in Belgrade, crepes are mostly eaten as fast food, there is no place where you can sit and enjoy them, and I don’t like that. However, while googling, I stumbled on some photos of Hari's Creperie, near the Post Office Savings Bank.

Hari's Creperie
When I came to this bar restaurant I was visibly disappointed by the interior and  the overall looks of it. Nothing like what I expected while looking at the photos on their Facebook page. In the photos, you get the impression that you will enter no less than a bar with antique furniture. In reality, it looked very different. Worn furniture, clamor, noise, and clouds of smoke. As if they haven’t heard of ventilation, who knows. In short, this place is far from fine version of creperie. I can safely say that some fast foods are better than this place.

Hari's Creperie
Well, not to be a complete hater, let’s see the menu of this place. For starters, I've waited ten minutes for them to bring me the menu, and in the end I borrowed it from a guy at the next table. The menu is so confusing, I don’t know what to say... Crepes are divided into two groups: sweet and savory, and that was it. Everything else, God help us all! You get completely lost among millions of crepes. Isn’t it easier to have a menu  with listed ingredients, to have some kind of order?! As people would say, can't see the forest for the trees!  Literally, it was like that in my case, a million ingredients, none to my taste, but still, after a lot of thinking, I decided to order the Savory crepe with smoked ham, mozzarella, Cretan cheese and cherry tomatoes, while my friend chose the Sweet pancake with chocolate and strawberries. The waiter just said they have no strawberries, but if we wanted sour cherries, those they have! Well, whether we eat sour cherries or strawberries is the smallest problem right now!

Sweet crepe

Savory crepe
When we finally got those famous crepes, my first thought was – is this it? The crepes that I eat at fast foods are far richer and larger in diameter than these here. And that wouldn’t be a problem if the prices of the crepes in this place do not range from 400 - 800 rsd, like they do. Therefore, if I already pay this much for a crepe, the filling should be rich. My Salty crepe costs 660 rsd, and the Sweet crepe costs 490 rsd. For that price, firstly, I expect a space not filled with smoke, like in some cafeteria, secondly, I expect to get a menu from a waiter without having to find it by myself, and thirdly, I expect delicious crepes! None of these conditions were met! Crepes were very poor, my had a couple of slices of smoked ham, two cherry tomatoes, a little Cretan cheese, and low-cost mozzarella, but it was filled with lettuce. At one point, I really asked myself why I waste money on this. Sweet crepe, again nothing spectacular.

All in all, a place I can describe as a fast food with the prices of the crepes as you eat them in a finer restaurant or on a popular Belgrade raft. Unfortunately, a complete disappointment!

Love, Gastro police !!

https://www.facebook.com/HarisCreperieBeograd

недеља, 19. март 2017.

Stari bunar

Kad god treba nešto porodično da slavim, imam nedoumicu gde da vodim goste, jer to su uglavnom ljudi različitih generacija i treba naći mesto koje će odgovarati svačijem ukusu. Uz malo guglanja, raspitivanja i preporuka ovaj put smo odlučili da posetimo dušanovački restoran Stari bunar.


Stari bunar

 Kao što i na sajtu samog restorana piše, ovo je mesto gde se spajaju duh novog, modernog i duh starog, umirujućeg. Elegantan enterijer, sa drvenim detaljima, fontanicom u bašti, kao i kaminom kao neizostavnim detaljom, čine da se već kako zakoračite u ovaj restoran osećate prijatno, dodatno motivisani da probate specijalitete Starog bunara.

Stari bunar - enterijer

 Kad smo pogledali meni, videli smo da će se zaista za svakog naći po nešto, jer je jelovnik domaćeg, tradicionalnog karaktera, tj. bogat, pa svako može da zadovolji svoja čula. Starija ekipa gostiju odlučila se prvo za pihtije, koje ja lično ne volim, ali oni su se svi složili da su to najbolje pihtije koje su jeli. Sudeći prema njihovom iskustvu, ovaj restoran slobodno može, između ostalog, da navodi pihtije kao poseban specijalitet.

Pihtije

Dok je deo društva uživao u pihtijama, mi ostali smo se odlučili za srpsku zakusku (700 rsd), koja se sastojala od pršute, sira, zelene salate i projica. Naše uživanje bilo je potpuno kao i uživanje ljubitelja pihtija, kvalitetna pršuta i ukusan sir sa toplim projicama su još jednom pokazali da su kombinacija koja ne može da omane. 

Srpska zakuska

Kad je došlo na red naručivanje glavnog jela, tu smo se podelili na ljubitelje jagnjetine (2000 rsd 1kg) i teletine ispod sača (980 rsd) i u ljubitelje ribe. Ja spadam u ljubitelje teletine i mogu samo da vam kažem da mi je izuzetno drago što sam otkrila još jedan beogradski restoran sa kvalitetnom, tradicionalnom hranom, koja i uslugom i specijalitetima drži visoke standarde. Jagnjetinu lično ne volim, ali po osmesima i pohvalama ostatka mojih gostiju znam da sam ih dovela na pravo mesto. Drugarica i sestra koje su jele soma na žaru (2200 rsd 1kg) takođe su rekle da je to jedan od boljih ribljih specijaliteta koje su jele. Vina Život teče (2500 rsd) i Chardonnay Radovanović (2300 rsd) su nam svima kompletirali ovaj gastro užitak.

Jagnjetina ispod sača

Teletina ispod sača

Som na žaru

 Prosek godina gostiju je, kao u većini restorana ovog tipa, raznovrstan, pa shodno tome svi imate moje preporuke da ih posetite. Ljubazno osoblje će vam pomoći u tome da osetite maksimalan užitak.

Voli vas vaša Gastro policija!!

http://www.restoranstaribunar.com/ 

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I’m always facing a dilemma choosing where to go whenever I need to celebrate something with my family, because they are mostly people of different generations and I need a place that will suit everyone's taste. With a little help from google, inquiries and recommendations, this time we decided to visit the restaurant Stari bunar, at Dusanovac.

Stari bunar
As the website of the restaurant says, this is where you combine the spirits of the new, the modern and the old, soothing. The elegant interior, wooden details, garden fountain, not to forget the fireplace, all these make you feel comfortable as soon as you step into this restaurant, extra motivated to try the specialties of the Stari bunar.


Stari bunar - interior
When we looked at the menu, we saw that there really is something for everyone, because the menu is local, traditional, ie. rich, so everyone can satisfy their senses. Older members of the family decided for some Aspic, which I personally don’t like, but they all agreed that those were the best ones they ate they ate. Judging by their experience, this restaurant is free to advertise their Aspic as a specialty, among the other ones.


Aspic
While they enjoyed the aspic, the rest of us ordered Serbian hors d’oeuvre (700 rsd), which consisted of prosciutto, cheese, lettuce and corn bread muffins. Our enjoyment was complete as the one of the aspic lovers, quality prosciutto and delicious cheese with warm corn bread muffins once again showed that they are the perfect combination, one that never fails.

Serbian hors d’oeuvre
When the time to order the main course came, we divided into three groups- the fans of lamb roast(2000 rsd per kg) ,the fans of veal roast(980 rsd) and the fans of fish. I belong to those who like the veal and I can only say that I'm very glad I discovered another Belgrade restaurant with high-quality, traditional food, in which both the service and the cuisine hold to a higher standard. I personally don’t like lamb, but after the smiles and compliments of the rest of my guests, I know that I brought them to the right place. My friend and my sister who ate Catfish cutlets on grill (2200 rsd per kg) also said that it was one of the best fish dishes they ate. Wines Zivot tece(2500 rsd) and Chardonnay Radovanovic (2,300 rsd) were a perfect complement to this gastronomic delight.


Lamb roast

Veal roast

Catfish cutlets on grill
The average age of guests is varied, as in most restaurants of this type, and accordingly, I recommend to everyone to pay them a visit. The friendly staff will help you in experiencing the maximum delight.

Love, Gastro police !!

http://www.restoranstaribunar.com/


недеља, 12. март 2017.

Duomo

Ove nedelje bilo mi je potrebno da provedem mirno popodne sa drugaricom. Tako je uvek sa mnom par dana pred ispit. Osim faktora mira, bitan je i faktor blizine, tako da je po stavkama ovonedeljni pobednik Duomo. I naravno Stari grad.
Duomo
Smešten u ulici Strahinića bana, ovaj restoran me je odmah namamio da provirim šta se to krčka u njemu. Pravi duh osterije se odmah primeti, sa tamnim drvetom koje dominira i udobnim dvosedima (što je meni jedan od bitnijih faktora u restoranima). Pošto je u mom kraju ranije sam par puta svraćala na vince, ali nisam ništa probala od hrane. Ni sama ne znam kako sam uspela da odolim mirisima, ali ženski karakter je čudo. Zato sam ovog puta rešila da sve nadoknadim. Pa da se bacimo na meni!

Duomo - eksterijer

Duomo - enterijer
Duomo je restoran-osterija-picerija tako da je meni u skladu sa tim. Duh Italije se prosto oseti na svakoj stranici. Posebno oduševljenje bilo je kada smo u meniju videle - Pasta Karbonare - po italijanskoj recepturi! Moram da naglasim da je meni ovog restorana jedan od onih koje obožavam, sva jela vas mame da ih naručite, prosto ne možete da se odlučite šta da naručite. Međutim, odluka je morala biti donesena, tako da je izbor ovog puta pao na Rolovane suve šljive, Taljatele Karbonara i Piletinu sa brokolijem i gorgonzolom.

Rolovane suve šljive

Piletina sa brokolijem i gorgonzolom

Ćabata

Taljatele Karbonara
Pa da krenemo redom. Predjelo - Rolovane suve šljive (380 rsd) - bilo je servirano sa palentom i čeri paradajzom. Šljive su zaista bile savršene, dok je sa palentom bilo i više nego jasno da je podgrejana, i spremljena mnogo ranije. Prosto mislim da je bezveze da restorani na takvim sitnicama kao što je palenta koja je i više nego jeftina kada se nabavlja, dobijaju minuse od gostiju. Što se tiče drugog jela - Taljatele Karbonara (750 rsd) - istina je! Zaista su pripremljene po originalnoj italijanskoj recepturi! I bile su preukusne! Pored recepta, naravno bitni su i sastojci, te pohvaljujem ovim putem kuvara na izboru pančete. Treće jelo bilo je - Piletina sa brokolijem i gorgonzolom (750 rsd) - i ovo je jedno od boljih jela koja sam jela. Piletina je bila toliko sočna da se topila u ustima, sir i brokoli su dodatno doprineli mom užitku. Jednostavno, ovo je jelo u kojem sam svim čulim uživala dok sam ga jela. Svaka čast!! Pored ovih jela, naručile smo i ćabatu, koja je bila sveža, topla, i ukusna. Pravi italijanski obrok, nema šta.

Pored bogatog menija, ovaj restoran ima i bogatu vinsku kartu. Pored naravno vina na flašu, imate mogućnost i naručivanja vina na čašu. Ovde ćete čašu vina platiti od 180-450 rsd. Ranije sam bila skeptična u naručivanju jeftinih vina, pošto sam se par puta opekla, međutim ovde to nije bio slučaj. Ovde sam čašu crnog italijanskog vina platila 180 rsd i bila sam prezadovoljna! Postalo je jedno od mojih omiljenih vina što zbog ukusa što zbog cene.

Kada se sve sabere i oduzme ovo je zaista jedan kvalitetan italijanski restoran. Kuvar zna šta radi, i definitivno ono što piše u meniju ćete i dobiti. Cene su takođe i više nego korektne, čak se može reći da su i malo niže nego što smo navikli da viđamo po restoranima. Što se tiče gostiju. što bi moja baka rekla - dolazi fin svet, pa je i to jedan od pluseva i razlog više da se ponovo vratim. Tople preporuke!!

Voli vas vaša Gastro policija!!


NAPOMENA: Na žalost do objavljivanja našeg posta, restoran Duomo je zatvoren, a umesto njega je sada na istoj lokaciji i u istom prostoru restoran Ogledalo, koji ćemo uskoro posetiti.

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This week I needed to spend a quiet afternoon with my friend. I always need that a few days before taking the exam. In addition to quietness, proximity is also an important factor, so according to these conditions the winner of this week is Duomo. And of course the Municipality Stari grad.


Duomo
Located in Strahinjića bana Street, this restaurant immediately lured me into taking a peek of what's cooking inside it. The true spirit of osteria is immediately noticeable, dark wood dominating and comfortable loveseats (which for me is one of the most important factors in restaurants). Since it’s in my neighborhood, I stopped a couple of times before for having some wine, but I haven’t tried the food. I don’t even know how I managed to resist the smells, but the nature of woman is a miracle. Therefore, this time I decided to make up for all. So let's get to the menu!


Duomo - exterior

Duomo - interior
Duomo is a restaurant-osteria-pizzeria so the menu is in accordance with that. You can simply feel the spirit of Italy on every page. We were especially glad when we saw in the menu - Pasta Carbonara - traditional Italian recipe! I must emphasize that the menu of this restaurant is one of those that I love, all meals entice you to order them, you just can’t decide what to order. However, the decision had to be made so this time we chose Rolled prunes, Tagliatelle alla Carbonara and Pollo con gorgonzola and broccoli.


Rolled prunes

Pollo con gorgonzola and broccoli

Ciabata

Tagliatelle alla Carbonara

So let's begin. Starter - Rolled prunes (380 rsd) – served with polenta and cherry tomatoes. Prunes were really perfect, but it was more than clear that the polenta was made much earlier and just reheated. I just think it’s bad that restaurants get bad reviews based on such small things as polenta, which is more than cheap when purchased. As for the other dishes - Tagliatelle Alla Carbonara (750 rsd) - it's true! Indeed they are prepared according to traditional Italian recipe! And they were delicious! In addition to the recipe, ingredients are also important, and I commend the chef’s choice of pancetta. The third dish was – Pollo con broccoli and gorgonzola (750 rsd) - and this was one of the best dishes I ate. The chicken was so juicy, it melted in my mouth, cheese and broccoli have further contributed to my enjoyment. Simply, I enjoyed with all of my senses while eating this dish. Well done!! Besides these dishes, we ordered Ciabata, which was fresh, warm and delicious. Real Italian meal, indeed.

In addition to the rich menu, this restaurant has an extensive wine list. Next to bottled wines, you have the option of ordering wine by glass.  For a glass of wine here you will pay from 180-450 rsd. Earlier, I was skeptical about ordering inexpensive wines, since it wasn’t good a couple of times, but this time that wasn’t the case.Here, I payed 180 rsd for a glass of red Italian wine and I was very happy! It has become one of my favorite wines both because of its taste and its price.

All in all, this really is a quality Italian restaurant. The chef knows what he's doing, and you definitely get what it says on the menu. Prices are also more than fair, I can even say that they are a little lower than the ones we are used to see in restaurants. As for the guests. as my grandmother would say – refined people come here, this is one of the pluses and all the more reason to come back. Warm recommendations !!

Love, Gastro police!!

http://www.duomo.rs/



NOTE: Unfortunately until the release of our post, Duomo restaurant permanently closed, and instead of it, at the same location, in the same area, the restaurant Ogledalo opened, which we will soon visit.

недеља, 05. март 2017.

Boutique

Zimski dan, gradska vreva, hladno vreme. Posle posla, umorna i gladna, tako bi mi prijalo da sednem negde na Trgu, ili okolini, jer prevelika je gužva i hladnoća da bih razbijala glavu gde pojesti nešto u prijatnom ambijentu. Moja najbolja drugarica i ja zaključujemo da je konačno došlo vreme da posetimo Boutique.

Ovaj caffe-restoran poznat je po konstantnoj gužvi, tako da ako hoćete da dođete bez rezervacije često nećete naći mesto, međutim, mi smo imale sreće, pa smo ovaj put našle slobodan sto i pored velike gužve.

Boutique
 Ukoliko volite gužvu i da budete u središtu gradskih zbivanja, Boutique je idealan za vas, a bilo da se odlučite da sednete dole, ili na spratu, uživaćete u pogledu na Trg republike. Lepo uređen i moderan enterijer svakako će doprineti da ugođaj bude potpun.

Boutique - enterijer
 Zanimljiv i raznoliki meni nas je malo bacio u nedoumicu šta prezalogajiti, ali na kraju smo se odlučile, ja za Hrskavu piletinu salatu (685 rsd), a drugarica za Caprese piletinu (945 rsd). Uz jelo su nas osvežile Coca-cola (200 rsd) i točeni Hoegaarden 0.3l (235 rsd). Uz Caprese piletinu drugarica je dobila i ukusan, svež hleb. Generalni utisak, što se tiče oba jela je da smo, iskreno, ipak očekivale malo više od Boutique-a. Jelo jeste bilo ukusno i lepo dekorisano, ali piletina je u oba jela bila suva, a jela su ipak bila takva da bi se očekivalo da bude sočnija, naročito u Caprese piletini. Ovako ste dobili dva jela koja nisu ništa specijalno i koja možete da pojedete na svakom drugom mestu. S obzirom na lokaciju i popularnost, trebalo bi malo više da se potrude, ima potencijala, ali ga treba iskoristiti.

Hrskava piletina salata

Caprese piletina

Hleb
 Za desert se drugarica odlučila za Čokoladnu mus tortu (335 rsd) za koju je rekla da je jedna od boljih, možda čak i najbolja koju je jela, idealna za ljubitelje čokolade. Lepa dekoracija ni ovde nije izostala. Ja sam se, možete da pretpostavite, i ovaj put odlučila za jedan od meni omiljenih kolača - Cheese cake (295 rsd) i moji utisci nisu ništa bili različiti od utisaka moje drugarice.

Čokoladna mus torta
 
Cheese cake


Za uslugu sve pohvale, konobar je bio izuzetno srdačan i ljubazan i doprineo je opuštenoj atmosferi. Što se tiče ekipe, mislim da je suvišno da naglašavam da ima svih generacija, kao i dosta stranaca, što je i više nego logično, s obzirom na lokaciju.

Ovo je svakako restoran koji ima dosta kvaliteta, na šta dodatno ukazuje to što se nalaze i u Knez Mihailovoj ulici i na Novom Beogradu (Bulevar Milutina Milankovića). Nadam se da će, uz neke korekcije, biti još bolji, kako bismo opet rado bile njihovi gosti.

Voli vas vaša Gastro policija !!

http://www.boutiquerestoran.com 

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Cold winter day, crowded city. After work, tired and hungry, it would feel so good to sit somewhere around The Republic square, or close to it, because it's too crowded and cold to even think about where to eat something in a pleasant atmosphere. My best friend and I conclude that it’s finally time to visit the Boutique.


This cafe-restaurant is known for being constantly full, so if you want to come without a reservation, you probably won’t find a table, however, we were lucky, so this time we found a table despite the large crowd.

Boutique
If you like being in the crowd and being in the center of city events, Boutique is ideal for you, and no matter if you decide to sit on the ground floor or upstairs, you will enjoy the view of the Republic Square. Beautifully furnished and modern interior will certainly help to complete the atmosphere.

Boutique - interior
The interesting and varied menu made it difficult for us to decide what to eat, but in the end I chose Crispy chicken salad (685 rsd), and my friend Caprese Chicken (945 rsd). With that we sipped Coca-cola (200 rsd) and draught Hoegaarden beer 0.3l (235 rsd). With the Caprese Chicken my friend got some tasty, fresh bread. The general impression, for both of the dishes, is that we, honestly, expected a little more of this reastaurant. The dishes were indeed delicious and beautifully decorated, but the chicken in both dishes was dry, and the dishes were such that it was expected them to be juicier, especially Caprese Chicken. Thus you get two dishes that are nothing special and that you can find in any other place. Due to the location and popularity, they should show a little more effort, the potential is there, but it needs to be used.

Crispy chicken salad

Caprese Chicken

Bread
For dessert my friend chose The chocolate mousse cake (335 rsd), for which she said is among the better ones, maybe even the best she ate, ideal one for chocolate lovers. Beautiful decoration wasn’t missing here either. As you can assume, I decided  for one of my favorite cakes -Cheese cake (295 rsd) and my impressions weren’t different from those of my friend.

Chocolate mousse cake

Cheese cake

All the praises to the service, the waiter was extremely kind and friendly and he contributed to the relaxed atmosphere. As for the guests, I think it is superfluous to point out that there’s a lot of foreigners, people of all generations, which is more than logical, given the location.

This is definitely a restaurant that has a lot of quality, and the fact that they have a restaurant both in Knez Mihailova Street and in New Belgrade (Boulevard of Milutin Milankovic) further indicates that. I hope they do even better, with some corrections, so we can gladly visit them again.  

Love, Gastro police !!