Are you visiting Bucharest in winter? Don’t forget to include Aviatorilor Neighborhood and Primăverii Neighborhood to your sightseeing list. My suggestion is to start your day by enjoying art at MARe/Muzeul de Artă Recentă and then warm up with hot chocolate and a delicious lunch at Zexe Braserie. Make sure you leave room for dessert, too!
I confess, desserts are the main reason why I go to Zexe Braserie. Ana Consulea, the Pastry Chef, and her team, have updated the classic desserts and old recipes to modern taste. They use French confiserie techniques and they have a very elegant pastry style, but some of their sweet creations are inspired by old Romanian recipes, dated before the communist era.
To name some of my favorites, I would recommend the following: Poirot (with dark chocolate and pear), Miss Coco (chocolate and coconut) and Medovik (honey, caramel cream).
Whether you are looking for something sweet or salty to eat, you will find freshly prepared food here, made with high-quality ingredients.