Homemade Plum Rakiya
This year the Festival of Plum in Troyan, near Veliko Tarnovo, will be held from 19 to 22 September.
The event will offer residents and visitors a rich folklore program with shows and concerts of various dance formations, Berkovska brass music, Trayana folklore ensemble and a youth night with the participation of instrumental groups.
A grill-flavoured fest with lots of cheerful music will be held near the Peter and Paul Monastery close to the town of Lyaskovets, not far from Veliko Tarnovo. The event will take place from September, 1st till September 6th.
This will be a special celebration dedicated to the quality and tradition of Bulgarian taste accompanied by nice music and the aroma of tasty temptations sizzling on the BBQ. Bulgarian producers will present traditional meat products and dishes, and foreign chefs will show their masterpieces at the event.
Every Saturday of August and September the Tsarevgrad Tarnov Municipal Tourism Agency offers the residents and guests of Veliko Tarnovo the unique opportunity to watch the Tsarevgrad Tarnovo – Sound and Light Audio-Visual Show with a glass of wine from the VIP terrace overlooking Tsarevets Fortress at the cost of 16 leva. On 15th, 22nd and 29th August the attraction can be seen from 9.30 pm; on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September 2015 the show will be aired from 9 pm.
Tickets can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre near the main post office or on-line at www.soundandlight.bg.
This Saturday (08.08) Nikyup will once again become the capital of watermelons – the Fourth Watermelon Fest will take place. The official kick-start of the fest is at 6 pm.
It’s summer time and the heat outside is outstanding. You are looking for cool, pleasant atmosphere and want to eat something tasty? Here are some suggestions for great restaurants that offer nice summer gardens / terraces with wonderful panoramas:
Two entrepreneurs have studied in Germany to find a new healthy way of providing snacks to their children and the rest of Veliko Tarnovo. They have learned how to transform nuts, seeds, cracked millet and honey into delicious alternatives to wafers and chocolate. Many of the ingredients are sourced locally and provide a great source of energy. The couple studied in a pastry school in Germany which has given them the skills to set up and transform a former bakery and grain store in the village of Musina. They are adamant that all of the ingredients are natural and the new health bars don’t contain any glucose or other additives to sweeten or bind the mixture. Other natural ingredients include pistachios, cranberries, almonds, apple, pecan and plum. They have chosen their current location as it is more cost effective to produce the new healthy bars in Musina rather than in the centre of Veliko Tarnovo. Similar foods are already produced or imported into Veliko Tarnovo, but this has a negative effect on cost and guarantee about the source of ingredients.
A bakery in Veliko Tarnovo is distributing FREE bread to anyone who maybe in need. The euro initiative project is setting up mobile teams to visit the districts of Veliko Tarnovo and the villages around the entire municipality. Anyone can apply to receive the free bread supplies but the main beneficiaries are the poor and those with social benefits. The initiative will last two weeks starting from today. There is already an established schedule of locations and times to promote the “Campaign of free Bread”