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Eat and Cry with Joy (with Ela)

2 reviewsSofia, Bulgaria

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Experience hosted by Ela

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Have you seen the movie Eat, Pray, Love? Well, it could be shot in Bulgaria without any problem :)
You can’t experience Bulgaria without tasting the Bulgarian food!
Bulgarian cuisine may seem similar to other Balkan ones, but what makes our dishes unique is the fine balance between meat, yogurt, cheese, and local vegetables. Except for the incredible fresh food we have many saucy, messy and beautifully spiced cooked meals. And you will be surprised how much these masterpieces cost!

Come and have a rich Bulgarian dinner in a traditional restaurant, with folklore atmosphere and a program with national dances.

Friendly company, extremely delicious food and genuine guide stories also guaranteed.

You will also hear about Sofia’s rich history.
Have you seen the movie Eat, Pray, Love? Well, it could be shot in Bulgaria without any problem :)
You can’t experience Bulgaria without tasting the Bulgarian food!
Bulgarian cuisine may seem similar to other Balkan ones, but what makes our dishes unique is the fine balance between meat, yogurt, cheese, and local vegetables. Except for the incredible fresh food we have many saucy, messy and beautifully spiced cooked meals. And you wil…

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What's included

  • Food
    My personal selection of traditional meals, specially selected menu for din...
  • Drinks
    What is a Bulgarian dinner without the famous rakia?
    Or Bulgarian wine...
From ₹3,410
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ela

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello, my name is Ela and I live in Sofia.
I've always loved making foreign friends and showing them around.

I am also a big fan of our traditional food and I am sure once you try some Bulgarian tastes you won't be able to resist them too. I remember how much I missed it when I lived abroad, even for a few months!

Here in Bulgaria, a big part of the bonding between people happens over meals. We enjoy welcoming guests and always make sure they are well-fed and taken care of.

Hablo un poco español también, ven conmigo para probar la comida búlgara :)
Hello, my name is Ela and I live in Sofia.
I've always loved making foreign friends and showing them around.

I am also a big fan of our traditional food and I am sure once you try some Bulgarian tastes you won't be able to resist them too. I remember how much I missed it when I lived abroad, even for a few months!

Here in Bulgaria, a big part of the bonding between people happens over meals. We enjoy welcoming guests and always make sure they are well-fed and taken c…
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Where you'll be

We will have a solid dinner in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant with live national music and dances.
Our planned visit will last about two hours.

2 reviews

Andreas
June 2019
Ela was super cheerful and friendly. It was clear she was passionate about this gig and wanted to leave a good impression. She knew a lot about the local culture and had good advice on activities and where to visit. The restaurant we went to had a folk dance program going on and I got invited to participate and learn a few steps. It was fun! I had heard good things about Bulgarian cuisine from friends, and they weren't lying! I loved everything I tried. There was a small gift at the end too ;) I recommend!
Ela was super cheerful and friendly. It was clear she was passionate about this gig and wanted to leave a good impression. She knew a lot about the local culture and had good advic…
Sinisha
June 2019
Ela was very kind, sweet and smiling with positive attitude. She was also very fun and passionate about what she does. The menu was pre-selected, varied and very taste (you should really come very hungry there with empty belly ;). The restaurant had a unique folklore atmosphere and the folk dances program was impressive - a true representation of the Bulgarian spirit. She told me about the lives of the people in Sofia and Bulgaria, and shared with me the local ones - things you can not learn from a simple trip. She advised me which other places to visit, again as local, not tourist and many more tips. She invited me to dance "horo". At the and Ela gave me a small gift. Overall I really recommend this experience.
Ela was very kind, sweet and smiling with positive attitude. She was also very fun and passionate about what she does. The menu was pre-selected, varied and very taste (you should…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Come hungry because Bulgarian food is wealthy for every taste and we Bulgarians get off the table only when we are full and happy. But do leave space for every meal :)

What to bring

Smiles, curiosity and appetite :)

Cash if you would like to order something additional