On the first day, when we arrived to Maribor, we decided to eat at the first terrace that came in our way. The sausage with red cabbage, a dish that is more reminiscent of the German cuisine, had a good taste, but is wasn’t what we were looking for, something traditional.
The second day, we had more time and also we had the pleasure to meet Damjan Obal, who is more than a local blogger, and who told us some interesting information about the city. He took us to a brand new restaurant, called Rotovz that has just opened a few days before we got there. It is so new that is has no website yet. The restaurant is located in the central square; in a building from witch’s balcony Hitler once hold a speech. (If you plan to visit this place -and I recommend you to do so-, you could easily find it).
Following Damjan’s recommendation, we ordered roast beef with rosemary, and baked potatoes with a local wine on the side. Before we placed our order, we found out about a bio cattle farm in the Northern part of the city, Maribor Hill, which seems to be quite famous in this area and not only. The meat prepared in this restaurant comes from this farm.
I’m not sure whether the chefs watched GurmandApetit or not, but I am absolutely positive that, I had the best roast beef ever. It was really exceptional the aroma-mixture of the dish: some flavors were distinguishable only after a few seconds of chewing, while others just after you swallowed; there was a mesmerizing smell all the way through and the meat was really tender, prepared just right, at medium level. From now on, I will have an issue eating roast beef, because my standards were raised significantly.
At night, we had dinner at one of the terraces specially set up for the Lent Festival, Maribor’s biggest and most important festival.
We ordered a portion of the famous cevapcici, which is not one of my favorites, but is not bad either. However, I was very happy about the ketchup that we got, instead of mustard, which was actually a kind of pepper paste, something similar to iubiforty.
You can find some pictures about the people we met yesterday here, you can find Damjan, his colleagues, our waitress and the chef who prepared the cevapcici.
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