Category Archives: desserts

Cafe Central: The Ultimate Splurge

Indulging in a fancy pastry next to the Hofburg Palace in Vienna is a great experience. Bit of Background on Coffee House Tradition: The Vienna coffee house, like the English pub or the Parisian cafe, has unique characteristics that are … Continue reading

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Ice-cream on a Hot Summer Evening

Cooling off in Dubrovnik What better way to top off a great meal and to cool off on a hot summer evening—and it certainly was that! After eating at Konoba Kamenice we wandered along Stradun (the main street) on the … Continue reading

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Split: Korta Caught Our Fancy

This place was so good, that we returned for dinner the same day. Korta Konoba (konoba means local restaurant), at Poljana Grgura Ninskog 3, serving authentic Dalmatian dishes, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This restaurant is in an enclosed square … Continue reading

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Ribca: Last Stop in Ljubljana

Ribca: A Fantastic Fish Meal in Ljubljana Ribca means ‘fish’ in Slovenian. This lovely riverside place is almost literally on the water, under the first stretch of market colonnade as you approach from the Triple Bridge side. Look for a … Continue reading

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Ljubljana: Coffee With a View

One day during our stay in Ljubljana, Rod’s work colleague Gorazd Augustin, who lives here, walked us around the city, showing us what he considers the main sights and telling us many snippets of the city’s history. The people of … Continue reading

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Classic Slovenian Desserts

Classic Lake Bled and Slovenian Desserts Lake Bled and Bled town have also become well-known for a special cake, which is advertised all over town. This is a cream cake called kremna rezina (KYAYM-nah ray-ZEE-nah). It’s a layer of cream … Continue reading

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Gerbeaud: A Grand Old Dame in Budapest

An elegant experience to be slowly savored We know and love the café culture of Paris and France and we’ve tried and enjoyed many of the special coffee cafes in Vienna, such as Café Centraal and Café Sperl. So, when … Continue reading

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Icecream Break

Perfect Weather for Icecream Most of the time during our trip around Eastern Europe the weather was very hot—unseasonably so. So, the prospect of icecream became more alluring and every city had wonderful offerings. Nath was pregnant and hence could … Continue reading

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Trdelnik—A Tasty Treat

Prague: Trdelnik, or a Rolled Pastry A fun thing about Prague (besides the architecture, the castle, the old streets and bustling squares, the buskers) is an unusual-looking sweet treat. We passed many shops selling a cylindrical pastry called a trdelnik, … Continue reading

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