Traditionally in Bulgaria around Easter and the May holidays, the consumption of the lamb meat is rising and it is traditionally present on the festive table. It is a red meat that comes from young sheep under 1 year of age. Not only is it a rich source of high-quality protein, it is also an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc, and vitamin B12. Therefore, regular lamb consumption can stimulate muscle growth and accelerate the formation of red blood cells, helping to prevent anemia.
We of the digital guide of Plovdiv selected some really delicious suggestions that will make you lick your fingers and celebrate the forthcoming spring holidays properly.
We start our tour with the tempting offer of Odeon. There, CheHarrwilwelcomallamloverwith a juicy steak with pilaf rice and a side dish of spinach, dried tomatoes, and a wild garlic puree. For an appetizer, we suggest you try the traditional Easter salad, but in a variant with quail eggs and yoghurt spheres, which contribute even more to the lighter and more ethereal flavor.
Another place with a thematic offer - the lamb chops in Toro Grande are not to be missed and you can always add a delicious side dish of homemade potatoes, and the combination of lamb skewers with baba ghanoush is also something although not traditional, but guaranteed delicious.
In the latest addition from the Torro family - Torro Boulevard, temptation comes exclusively in the form of a burger with lamb and halloumi. Who has said that street food can‘t combine festive traditions and innovative recipes together?
It's not accidental that Porky's BBQ is often referred to as the best barbecue place in the city, and we would add - as the place where there is always a huge choice of freshly cooked meats prepared in an irresistible way. Lamb sweetbread with butter, garlic, and fresh onion are not new to fans of this type of meat, and Easter is the right time to try them out.
When talking about meat, moreover delicious and qualitative meat, we can’t skip other two proven restaurants in the city under the hills - Hemingway and Memory. There you can enjoy lamb meatballs as a starter and then continue with a slowly roasted meat with a bulgur. In Memory, they offer an oven-baked lamb roll with herbs - for greater freshness in the spring season.
With its opening, Central promised that the Bulgarian cuisine, presented and interpreted in an innovative way, will be the basis of their menu. For Easter, they will observe the custom and welcome us with painted eggs and Easter bread but they will challenge our taste buds with a lamb head in a veil over a ragùof vegetables and lamb offal. Normally, in the menu you will also find lamb kebap in the menu, and for the holidays - lamb, roasted in Gergiov style with drob sarma and green salad.
The unmistakable quality of lamb meat, its exquisite taste, and gentle texture predetermine its presence in the seasonal spring menus, so we advise you to enjoy it and try out the rich palette of new offers with high health and culinary value in the best restaurant in Plovdiv.