Since we´re on a holiday in Bucharest for some days now, we decided to invite my family out for a better meal. Choosing a restaurant would normally sound like a nice and simple task, but proved to be a mine field this time. Not this one, not that other one, not in the city centre, ´cause the buildings are crumbling down, not traditional food, ´cause it´s not properly cooked, but not Italian, either, ´cause you don´t go to town to eat spaghetti, you get the point… The whole thing turned into a quarrel and I and my father no longer speak for the moment. Democracy was never the strong point in our family.
We decided to go for Indian, since it was such a huge success in Vienna. The four of us: me and V, my brother and my sister-in-law met at Haveli, supposedly the best Indian restaurant in Bucharest. And we can´t complain- the service was attentive, the place was nice (clean and with a non-smoking area) and the food was delicious. We´ve had better Indian food, but Bucharest is only just getting started, so. Besides, aside for the chicken being a bit dry, we couldn´t point to anything in particular.
We had butter chicken, chicken vindaloo and chicken kardai, with yummy butter nan and steamed rice. And although we were all too full, we couldn´t skip dessert! So we had mango ice-cream, which was absolutely fabulous!
After some spicy chicken, beer and laughs, we decided to go out for drinks, at our favourite café and bar- Origo. They have the most delicious cocktails ever and we couldn´t wait to share the secret with our dearest family. Unfortunately they weren´t as impressed as we are, I think they need to travel a bit more and maybe even live a bit abroad to fully get it. 😉
Toasting for family and friendship, we talked about my brother and his wife taking a trip to Oslo in August and how much we´d love to show them around! 😉 How we´d go swimming from one of the islands outside the city, how we´d go out for beer by the harbour in the evening and have a barbecue in the park one day.