Archive for Bars and Restaurants

Stragata A Mehana That’s Winning Me Over

Feb 05, 2015 No Comments by

I keep getting requests for information about traditional Bulgarian restaurants in Bansko. I must admit I have not been able to offer more variety in my traditional “mehana” recommendations because, after a while, I felt I’d tried it all. Generally speaking, I am more tempted by the international additions to the Bansko restaurant scene. But [...]

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Tuesday Pasta Night At The Kempinski

Jan 30, 2015 No Comments by

Whilst I was trying to work out how many centimetres of snow will fall today the 10th day of 12 (now 14) days of snow, I received a press release from the Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko. They are a sponsor of Bansko Blog, so bear this in mind, but I only recommend venues that I [...]

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Leonardo Restaurant; You Should Be So Lucky

Jan 18, 2015 No Comments by

Leonardo is something Bansko needed. A comfortable but upmarket feel, quality of ingredients and cooking, professional service.

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Food, Drink and Party In Bansko

Jan 17, 2015 No Comments by

Bansko restaurants, bars, and clubs change every year in Bansko and this season is no exception. The opening weekend and the New Year holidays were the real test for Bansko – the town was full of people checking out the old and new places. So did I. Here is what I found. New owners, chefs, and [...]

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Kempinski Earns Title Of Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel

Nov 24, 2014 No Comments by

For a second consecutive year, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko won the coveted accolade for “Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel” at the annual World Ski Awards 2014. The winners were announced during the official gala ceremony, which took place on Saturday, 22 November at Hotel A-ROSA Kitzbühel in Austria as part of a three-day programme of [...]

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Transforming Bansko; Le Passage The New Entertainment Complex

Nov 11, 2014 7 Comments by

My recent podcast with Blake Gee as one of the managers of the new Le Passage entertainment building reveals the exciting plans for what looks set to be a bold move to bring something new and different to Bansko. The restaurant and bar scene has always been one of Bansko’s strong points. But now I [...]

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Japanese Fusion In Bansko

Nov 08, 2014 1 Comment

I cannot help sharing with you my latest and definitely the best so far culinary experience in Bulgaria. And it was here in Bansko. I went to the 3rd Premier Gastronomy Festival at the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort. It’s an annual event and specialises in bringing famous chefs to Bansko. I’ve always enjoyed the food here [...]

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