Join us as we travel to Bulgaria with Maya Pencheva. Never had Bulgarian food before? Neither had we, but we're big fans now! Bulgaria cuisine shares similarities with Persian, Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine. But don't take our word for it.... try for yourself!
$50 per person
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Elderberry Ice Tea
Elderflower isn’t just for cold and flu remedies! At home, my father would make this drink from scratch every summer. You may want to bring champagne, vodka or gin to create your own cocktail.
Yogurt salad, eggplant-pepper spread, and grandma’s cheese sticks
This combo is a perfect combination of colors and flavors! The creamy yogurt salad (yogurt mixed with diced cucumbers, walnuts, and fresh dill) compliments the garlicy eggplant-pepper spread (eggplant, roasted peppers, garlic and parsley). My grandma’s cheese sticks are the perfect utensil to sample both dips.
Vegetarian. Gluten-free and vegan options are available upon request.
Shopska Salad with a shot of Rakia
This salad is a national dish of Bulgaria. Fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and roasted peppers, are topped with green onions, parsley, and Bulgarian feta cheese (much creamier than its Greek cousin). Typically, the salad course is the longest course as we leisurely talk with friends and sip on rakia, the national drink of Bulgaria. There is no gathering without this grape brandy. NAZDRAVE! (for good health)!
Vegetarian and gluten-free. Vegan version available upon request.
My mother taught me how to cook this classic Bulgarian dish. The base of diced potatoes, ground beef & pork, onions, and tomatoes is topped with a layer of eggs, yogurt, and touch of flour. Garnished with creamy dressing of yogurt, made from Bulgarian yogurt starter.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free versions available upon request.
My true passion is baking, so I’m happy to share two of my favorite desserts with you. Tikvenik is a typical Christmas Eve dish, that can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert. These rolls of handmade filo dough, are filled with shredded pumpkin, cinnamon, sugar, and walnuts.
Vegetarian & Vegan. Gluten-free desserts available upon request.
I’ve made sandy cookies so many times throughout the years, that they’ve become my signature cookies that everyone loves, and always wants more! The jam center are the star of these buttery cookies.
Vegetarian. Vegan and gluten-free desserts available upon request.
Maya grew up in Sopot, a beautiful mountain town, in the middle of Bulgaria and a part of the famous Rose Valley. Her most cherished childhood memories were spending her summer school breaks with her grandmothers. Maya would wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread in the oven and the sound of ingredients being chopped for the next meal preparation.
“My grandmas were my first teachers and both imbedded the joy of cooking for the rest of my life,” says Maya. “Even in my day to day life, I use a combination of my grandmas’ and my parents’ recipes.
Maya loves to when she’s cooking, but her real passion is baking. She worked at a bakery and a restaurant in Bulgaria, where she picked up different tricks and techniques in the kitchen. Currently, Maya is majoring in Biology at University of South Carolina Aiken.
Maya is excited to cook for Chow Club.
“In my opinion, the food is the most easy bridge people can cross and experience different cultures,” she says.
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