Serbia doesn’t immediately spring to mind Europe’s ultimate foodie destination – but its certainly no slouch, offering Balkan classics, pepper-based side dishes and doughy desserts, among other delights.
Serbians love to eat, and food is an important part of the home. When visitors arrive, you can expect to be offered treat after treat, and when you sit down to eat anywhere in Serbia you can expect portions to be large. While travelling, sample the local dishes in a cosy kafana (a traditional tavern serving coffee, drinks, snacks and small meals), or go for tradition-with-a-modern-twist at a trendy restaurant like Ambar, sat on the River Sava in buzzing Belgrade.
Add in some sweets, a cold-clearing swig of the local fruit brandy, and a glass (or two) of wine from one of the country’s breathtakingly lovely vineyards, and you’re guaranteed a memorable culinary experience.