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Why I ate the menu; the Premier Gastronomy Festival

Nov 04, 2012 No Comments by

I’m a huge fan of TV cookery shows and, as a bit of foodie, I love to cook most days. So it is always with considerable pleasure for me to blog about food in Bansko. This time, I was especially excited to be invited on the media opening day of the Gastronomy Festival. This was [...]

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The Essential Guide to Bansko

Mar 30, 2012 15 Comments by

It’s now out. Ready for free download. The new Essential Guide to Bansko E-Guide. 71 pages of  tips and info to help transform your Bansko experience, in both summer and winter seasons. Like many Bansko businesses, here at Bansko Blog I receive emails from both regular and new Bansko visitors wanting to know Bansko tourist information. Firstly, I [...]

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Kohinoor: More than an Indian restaurant in Sofia

Mar 21, 2012 No Comments by

Staying a few nights in Sofia means many things to different people. Alexander Nevski Church, Vitosha mountain, NDK (for concerts), Opera house Sofia restaurants and many late night clubs. But there’s one place that has become my regular Sofia restaurant… it’s the 100% no smoking Kohinoor indian restaurant in the centre of Sofia. Dining ambiance [...]

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Soprano’s: ski chic Italian style

Dec 26, 2011 1 Comment by

The advertisement for Soprano’s restaurant is difficult to ignore as it’s draped over the Happy End, just opposite the gondola lift. But, when trying to find in depth reviews of of this place, I was getting mixed messages. So I asked my top foodie friend, James for his opinion of Soprano’s. James  joined me for a review [...]

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St Ivan Rilski, Preslav and the Sushi

Dec 23, 2011 No Comments by

Bansko sushi cravings continue. And it’s the new sushi bar at the St Ivan Rilski hotel that is the subject of our review. To help me, I brought along my friend, James Hughes. James is a fully trained chef, and has worked in the hospitality business since leaving school. He is one of the early [...]

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Christmas and New Year in Bansko: a foodie special

Dec 20, 2011 8 Comments by

Christmas and New Year in Bansko is followed by thoughts of three questions: will there be snow? is everything open? where is good to eat? 1. Will there be Christmas snow? Ohhh YES indeed there will be. Although after last week’s false hope, even I was  beginning to wonder. It’s snowing right now. See live web [...]

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Sushi in Bansko: Turning Japanese

Dec 05, 2011 No Comments

The Bansko Restaurant scene is like hibernation in reverse. The new bars and restaurants are awakening as the days shorten. Before taking a look at sushi, this last weekend was impressive. Many Greek students in town celebrating their students weekend. So more restaurants, bars, cafes and takeaways opening their doors. When Friday arrives, we will [...]

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