This is How the Gypsies Do It: “The Best of Bucharest” October 18

For over thirty years Little Bucharest Bistro, 3661 N Elston Ave, has been sharing the cuisine and culture of Romania. On October 18th, they’re hosting an all-day celebration. The Best of Bucharest will feature grape stomping, both pig and lamb roasts, Gypsy minstrels and dancers, and a buffet of “Bountiful Delicacies” (menu below).

The celebration begins at noon and runs until Midnight, but you may want to make sure your plates are clean by 9 pm. That’s when owner Branko will – literally – break plates to ward off any demons in the room.

Reservations are recommended and you can make them by calling 773-604-8500.

Buffet Menu

  • Appetizers: “Vinete,” Eggplant Spread with cucumber, red onions, tomato, feta and grilled pita; “Roasted Beet Carpaccio,” greens, clementine, goat cheese and caramelized nuts in vinaigrette; and “Mititei” Charbroiled Sausages, beef and pork, garlic, served with greens and crispy polenta.
  • Entrees: Freshly Roasted Pig and Lamb; Award Winning” Sausage-Stuffed Chicken Thigh, served with creamy gorgonzola polenta in a rustic tomato sauce;  Chicken Paprikash, braised chicken in paprika over polenta, crème fraiche with green beans and pearl onions; Bucharest Signature Vegetarian Goulash, tomato stew with couscous and broiled eggplant; and “Sarmale” Stuffed Cabbage; pickled cabbage stuffed with pork, ground beef, and sautéed rice stewed in tomato jus served with polenta and crème fraiche.
  • Desserts: Home-made Strudel cu Mere” Apple Strudel, with raisins, walnuts, vanilla gelato and caramel sauce; and “Clatite” Warm Crepes with chocolate, strawberry or apricot sauce.

Photo credit Brock University






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