Perfect Bulgarian Food in Sofia

24 Apr 2016

Dear Lord! Have you ever had a meal that knocks your socks right off? Have you ever been introduced to a new cuisine and every bite tasted perfect? This doesn’t happen often but it happened in Sofia, Bulgaria at the Hadjidraganov’s Houses restaurant. The restaurant is located on the north side of the city. It is styled like a traditional Bulgarian home. It looks like someone moved the house right out of the countryside and plopped it right down in the middle of the city.

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We started our meal with a traditional Bulgarian shopska salad. It was basically a small amount of vegetables layered in a large amount of cheese. Daddy likes. The cheese was amazing and it reminded me of feta because it was salty. It was a ginormous portion which we were told was normal for Bulgaria. I tried to pace myself but it tasted so good I couldn’t stop eating!

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I guess the alcohol was getting to my head because I forgot to mention we started with some Bulgarian cognac which is called Rakia. It was very strong and not for the faint of heart. Right after the Rakia we jumped into some Bulgarian wine which possessed a flavor I have never tasted before.

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What better way to try a new cuisine then order a bunch of traditional meat? For this we went with a wide assortment. We basically killed an entire ecosystem and put it on our table. We were highly recommended the lamb because it was super fresh. Butchered 10 minutes earlier. I’m joking. We also got a sword of various meats. The sword was on a wooden platter of more salad and fries. Fries!

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Every bit of meat simply melted in our mouths. All of it was seasoned perfectly and I must admit that I fell in love. As you can see from the photos, it was a ton of food.

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We gorged ourselves on this perfect food. When it was time to have more we quickly went for the opportunity. No it wasn’t another entrée, it was time for dessert. For this we went with a very sweet orange cake and an order of goat yogurt with berries. Pro tip: eat a bite of both desserts to have the experience of a lifetime!

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As I said, this is not a common occurrence. Normally, when I’m introduced to a new cuisine there are things I don’t like. However, with this meal, I loved every single item that we ordered. If you have a chance to go to Sofia, Bulgaria then you absolutely must try the Hadjidraganov’s Houses restaurant!

Dear Lord! Have you ever had a meal that knocks your socks right off? Have you ever been introduced to a new cuisine and every bite tasted perfect? This doesn't happen often but it happened in Sofia, Bulgaria at the Hadjidraganov's Houses restaurant. The restaurant is located on the north…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 10
Value - 9.5
Feng Shui - 9.5
Convenience - 9
Service - 9.5

9.5

Wow!

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Hadjidraganov’s Houses Restaurant

Restaurant

ul. “Kozloduy” 75
1202 Sofia
Bulgaria

Phone: +359 2 931 3148

 

Grand Hotel Sofia Review (Sofia, Bulgaria)

24 Feb 2016

Bulgaria was one of those places that I didn’t know anything about. I have friends from there, but had never visited in the past. It was time to check it off my bucket list! My first stop was Sofia. I stayed at the Grand Hotel Sofia. The hotel is overlooking a nice park in the very center of the city. I must say that this area of Sofia is the best area that I’ve seen. I was surprised to find the amount of high-end shops and brands that I recognized. They have it all folks! Sofia covers a large area, but if you’re a tourist, a lot of the sites can be found around the city center.

 

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Grand Hotel Sofia Review (Sofia, Bulgaria) Blog Bulgaria Europe Hotels

Grand Hotel Sofia Review (Sofia, Bulgaria) Blog Bulgaria Europe Hotels

Grand Hotel Sofia Review (Sofia, Bulgaria) Blog Bulgaria Europe Hotels

Checking into the hotel in the afternoon allowed me to check out the amazing view from my room. The park is beautiful and the weather while visiting was mostly sunny. Perfect. The room beat my expectations! The color scheme was a bit interesting from what I’m used to, but still gave a nice executive feel. I’m not sure how large the room was, but it was definitely massive. A great place to teach a yoga class. Zing.

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The bathroom styling was very nice. Perhaps my alma mater played a role in my opinion. All I saw was green and white!

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Grand Hotel Sofia Review (Sofia, Bulgaria) Blog Bulgaria Europe Hotels

The next day after, eating copious amounts of food, my conscience checked in and I went to the gym. The gym was about half the size of my room but smashed in was lots of equipment. A good place to get Pierre’s swell on!

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Grand Hotel Sofia Review (Sofia, Bulgaria) Blog Bulgaria Europe Hotels

Grand Hotel Sofia Review (Sofia, Bulgaria) Blog Bulgaria Europe Hotels

The breakfast is in a very classic styled dining room. A very formal setting and a place that also serves other meals later in the day. A wider selection of food than I could’ve ever imagined was waiting for me at the breakfast buffet. A nice touch is that they have a section devoted solely to Bulgarian cuisine! Both days the breakfast hit the spot!

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The high point of this hotel would have to be the location. There is no better place to explore the city from than at the Grand Hotel Sofia. The entire experience was in order. Overall, the staff did a good job and the food was excellent. I think that the Grand Hotel Sofia is a great choice for a stay while exploring Sofia, Bulgaria! Enjoy!

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Bulgaria was one of those places that I didn't know anything about. I have friends from there, but had never visited in the past. It was time to check it off my bucket list! My first stop was Sofia. I stayed at the Grand Hotel Sofia. The hotel is overlooking…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.4
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 7.3
Convenience - 8
Service - 7.1

7.7

Solid!

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Grand Hotel Sofia

Hotel

1 Gurko str.
1000 София
Bulgaria

Phone: +359 2 811 0811