EVENING PROMENADE

Discussing the culinary day of a typical Bulgarian, you cannot ignore the tradition of an evening walk around the city. It is a time of complete relaxation after the stresses of the day, time to meet friends. This unhurried wandering along the downtown streets is part of the daily ritual. So regardless of the fact, whether we are in the great capital of Sofia, or in the tiny factory Gabrovo, in port Burgas or mountainous Plovdiv, we couldn't help but be impressed, that it is some invisible force that pulls the inhabitants out of their homes to the traditional Corso.

In hot, the evening air smells like popcorn, offered insistently by street vendors. Music is heard from the open door of the restaurant, the streets fill with monotonous ones, a buzzing buzzing noise. The café gardens separated by rows of colored light bulbs come to life. You enter here for a moment of conversation with friends. An order from a waiter does not have to be large - a glass of rum or a glass of cognac mixed with Coca-Cola is enough for social gatherings.. It can also be a cup of strong and sweet coffee, which is brewed here in small crucibles, called "jezwe”. It is mixed with water and sugar, and then heats it up, preventing it from boiling. "Cezve” several times it comes closer and moves away from the flame, waiting, so that a tasty "butterscotch" is formed on top. A popular way to brew coffee is also to include "Jezwe."” in hot sand. This is how you always drank coffee here. So today, although the menu cards do offer coffee ,,in marine style” - with alcohol and coffee "melange” - with cocoa, and coffee with cream or "schwarzkaffe"”, nothing is in competition with the little ones, metal crucibles.