Albanian cuisine suffered from isolation and rationing for many decades, but as a country we are now indulging in the fruits of the land! Everything is fresh and delicious and we know where to get the best ingredients on offer. We have a small, cozy kitchen in our Villa with a Star and a garden, too! This will make a perfect base for chopping onions and sampling delicacies – we can also visit our Memorabilia Collection on site and chat with our parents (they’ve plenty of tragicomic stories from the communist period when they were students, workers or professionals in Albania, the former European equivalent of North Korea.)
We are also arranging cooking classes with some of the best chefs in the country including a couple in the region of Elbasan that gives birth to some very local dishes that are high as delights from Albania in the Ottoman cuisine of Istanbul restaurants. None can do those better than our friends of Central Albania anyway.
Ju befte mire! (Local version of Bon Appetit!)