I admit, I am a foodie; one obsessed with ingredients and the interactions between them, with dishes that look as gorgeous as they taste, and with menus that change with the seasons. Especially if these dishes and menus are rich in plants, veggies, and herbs – garden-grown and smelling of Mother Earth – then I will totally patronize the place. The place I have been patronizing since it opened is Thana Rostiçeri, located on Arbëria quarter, in one of the most stylish areas of Prishtina.
I love the place because it consistently offers variety and quality. A herb garden, a neat terrace with a few tables and chairs, a wooden door you push to step into the spotlessly clean area of the restaurant, with places to sit and an open kitchen. The interior is low-key sophisticated, abundant in authentic elements, clean lines, and perfect color-palette clashes.
The food is simply divine. Every single ingredient is fresh, and seasonal, coming straight from small local farms. The owner and chef is an artist of taste buds. The combination of dish elements results in such savoury food that you want to go back again and again. I love their homemade elderflower drink, the salads, and the variety of local alcoholic beverages from beer and wine to gin and brandy. A place named after the ancient Illyrian goddess of forests and hunting, run by modern-day goddesses of healthy, conscious eating habits.