Athens – Kuzina

I am starting my food experiences in Athens with Kuzina because it became my favourite and will never forget all the things I ate there.

The restaurant terrace has a lovely view of Akropolis. I think whoever goes to Athens must have a dinner or drink something with this amazing view. You need to make a reservation. We made our reservation before we went to Athens and we had a really nice table. There are time slots in this restaurant for the reservation and you need to have your dinner in 2 hours. Our reservation was from 19.30-21.45. We had a chance to see the sunset. I am not sure if this system is for terrace tables or all tables.

We chose “Zucchini balls” and “Grilled meat balls” as appetizers. “Zucchini balls” is so similar to “Mucver” in Turkish cuisine but these ones were juicier. I don’t have enough word to describe “Meat balls”. They are the most delicious meat balls in my life. I tried it in so many places. But this was something different. I could have eaten it every day during my Athens trip but I need to try something else. Portions are so big. “Meat balls” could be a main course because there are four pieces in one portion and it is enough for a person. We also ordered “Fresh green salad” with the appetizers. Portion was big as usual and they were generous in terms of the ingredients.

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Main courses were “Risotto with pumpkin” and “Chicken fillet”. I normally don’t like risotto because most of the places have mushroom risotto or cheese risotto which I don’t prefer. In this restaurant, they do pumpkin risotto. I just took a spoon of it and feel in love with risotto. It is not overcooked, taste is amazing. If my first experience with risotto was this one, risotto would be my favourite food. Now, I have really high expectations for risotto when I go to a restaurant.

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My only dissatisfaction was “Chicken fillet”. It was too dry for me and nothing special about the taste. This was the last food for me after all these amazing tastes may be that’s why I didn’t like it. But I suggest you to choose something different than “Chicken fillet”. There are many options.

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We also ordered a bottle of wine. Total bills was 91 euros for two appetizers, one salad, two main courses and one bottle of wine. The restaurant is on the Michelin guide. This price is normal for a Michelin guide restaurant.

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Before we left the Kuzina, we wanted to meet the chef – Aris Tsanaklidis. He was so kind and smiling. I want to thank to him and his team from here.

You can learn more information about Kuzina here.

 

 

 

 

Zagreb – Boban

Some of you may familiar to “Boban”. The restaurant is owned by Croation footballer, Zvonimir Boban. Probably, football lovers will know him.

Boban restaurant is close to Nicole Tesle street. It is on Michelin Guide 2018. That’s how we discovered this restaurant.

There are both indoor and outdoor area. You need to make reservation for outdoor.

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We had one “Bruschetta”, “Rustica”, “Tagliatelle con vitello” and wine. Bruschetta has one piece of bread but it is quite big. If you are two people, one portion will be enough as a starter.

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Tagliatelle con vitello was amazing. It includes veal, sage and Grana Padano (Italian cheese). It is a hand-made pasta. Pasta is super thin and melting in your mouth. I am not a fan of pasta but I can be fan of this pasta.

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Rustica includes beefsteak with roasted patato, rockets, red radicio and tomatoes. It is a huge portion. Beef was perfectly soft.

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We have paid 287 kuna – approximately 40 euro. I highly recommend you to have dinner at Boban. Prices are affordable. It is one of the candidates in 2018 to get a Michelin Star. They deserve it. Try to go to Boban before they get the star. Prices may increase after they get the star. ☺️

You can learn more information about Boban restaurant here.