The Balkans, an eclectic region spanning the south east Europe. A long, rich history with the rise and fall of civilisations, a patchwork of societies sharing much in culture, superstitions [promaja], traditions and lifestyle.
Balkan is a way of life, the coming together of friends, old and new, of family, the village. Feasting over food made from native recipes that have been around for centuries. Balkan people are a welcoming bunch, laughing, sharing, dancing, singing.
The Balkan Butler arrived in Surry Hills with a dream to share the Balkans with the people of Sydney.
The a-z of balkan feasting
Smoky, deep, rich, tangy, and bright a condiment prepared with roasted red peppers. Favourite side dish and often described as the Balkan caviar
Alternating golden layers of thin handmade pastry and fillings. Dating back beyond the Ottomon empire.
Balkan cheddar cheese with nutty flavour and smokey aroma.
Ćevapi or ćevapčići simple and bold little skinless sausage
Bread croissant, light and fluffy crescent rolls with a savory or sweet filling
The bold Balkan chorizo, smoky or spicy
Thin crêpes with savoury or sweet filling designed to be eaten by the 100s
Sweet, spicy or fiery capsicums and bell peppers.
Juicy meat pattie stuffed with a layer kashkeval cheese
Light summer salad of tomatoes, cucumber, onion covered in grated feta
Balkan slow cooked beans