This Prishtina institution offers high-quality home cooking in a light, airy space with a lovely outdoor area for summer dining. You can often VIP-spot among the guests who are drawn by the great food. There’s no menu but your waiter will tell you what the meat, fish and vegetarian options of the day are. They’ll be preceded by an excellent series of vegetable dishes and a beautifully-dressed trademark salad, accompanied by fresh bread baked on the premises. When the main courses come, they sizzle – the restaurant specialises in the ‘tava’ clay pots with baked meats or vegetables in creamy sauces, oil or egg.
I’m biased in favour of this place because it was the first place I ate dinner in Kosovo, and it was where I celebrated the country’s independence on the night of 17 February 2008. That night there was spontaneous dancing threading its way through the tables, but even if there is less of a party when you visit, the food will still give you joie de vivre.