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The Irish Harp: A Bansko Evening To Remember

Jan 18, 2017 No Comments by

Brian, the owner of The Irish Harp in Bansko, has made his mark on the culinary scene here for many years now. So I was delighted when he invited me to try the cooking of his new chef. Seeking feedback is always good for any business, so I highly appreciate Brian’s desire to listen to, and [...]

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New Year’s Eve: What To Do & Where To Party

Dec 31, 2016 No Comments by

The Bansko temperature dropped; but the snow did not arrive actually in Bansko on Thursday. It felt like it should have snowed here. It even tumbled from the sky, glistening in all its white glory, just a few kilometres across the valley. But it hardly fell here in Bansko. Borovets did quite well with the [...]

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Tomahawk Steak House Review

Dec 18, 2016 No Comments by

I felt a good deal of curiosity as entered the new Tomahawk Steak House located in the Astera hotel building. I had met the owner, Dobrin, at Smoky Mountain Bar and Grill which is located just 30 metres away. Dobrin may be well known to long time regulars to Bansko from the Perun Steak house, [...]

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5th Premier Gastronomy Fest 4th to 20th November 2016

Sep 30, 2016 No Comments by

The Premier Luxury Resort Hotel Gastronomy Fest is approaching on the 4th to 20th November 2015. The PR event titled “Eat That Art” provided a perfect chance to get to know Ermia hotel group’s new General Manager Vassiliki. Honest, fun and full of energy and passion Vassiliki must be heard in the audio podcast below. [...]

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Leonardo’s Summer Menu

Jul 06, 2016 No Comments by

Leonardo’s has long been a fovourite of mine and none more so than in the summer months. Located and owned by the 5 star hotel, Lucky Bansko, this modern Italian restaurant has a new menu that is both family friendly but also has enough foodie credentials to keep fussy people like me happy all summer. [...]

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Easter Skiing Snow And Après Ski Forecast

Mar 22, 2016 No Comments by

Bansko for Western Easter (rather than Eastern Orthodox Easter (see this wikipedia linkis nearly upon us. But before I talk about the forecast, I can report that the last two weeks snow conditions have been tremendous. Fresh snowfalls meant great of piste days and cooler temperature and sunshine lead to especially enjoyable days on the [...]

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Egur Egur Armenian Cuisine Comes To Bansko

Jan 27, 2016 No Comments

I am always happy to find something different on the Bansko restaurant scene. Everyone needs a change from the shopska salad and meats in the mehanas and the ubiquitous burgers and doners. I found a breath of culinary fresh air in the newly opened Armenian restaurant Egur, Egur. Hilda Kazasyan, the owner, is the most [...]

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