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Shtastliveca Restaurant with a World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ nomination

The Veliko Tarnovo based restaurant Shtastliveca was nominated in European Cuisine Category for the prestigious World Luxury Restaurant Awards™. The posh restaurant also has branches in Sofia and Stara Zagora. It is the first time the World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ set foot in Bulgaria and only one more restaurant in the country received a nomination – Secret by Chef Petrov (https://www.facebook.com/Secret-by-Chef-Petrov-Sofia-191216524604017/).

Here are some excerpts highlighting the idea behind the high appraisal and some key features about the restaurant from the official World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ site:

Translated from Bulgarian “Shtastliveca” means “The Lucky One”, and is a nickname of one of the most famous Bulgarian novel writers who lived at the end of 19th Century – Aleko Konstantinov. The interior design of the restaurant is inspired by urban home style which was popular in the 30’s of the 19th Century. The rich menu offers a choice of authentic European and interpretations of Bulgarian national cuisine. A fresh lunch menu is available for each day of the week and for each seasonal menu products are carefully selected which are typical for the particular season. Shtastliveca Restaurant is all about feeling at home, as well as experiencing a collection of flavours and aromas for each season and taste.

The World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ aims to highlight special features of restaurants, thereby increasing competition globally and ultimately raising the level of food quality and the standards of service in the luxury restaurant industry.

Luxury Restaurants are selected for nomination based on the following criteria:

  • interior design to a high standard– the seating area and table decoration should reflect a smart/stylish atmosphere
  • good quality food, to the standard of haute cuisine – chefs must serve food with excellent presentation, showing attention to detail
  • excellent service reviews– the restaurant should have positive reviews and be well recommended for excellent service.

Source: http://www.luxuryrestaurantawards.com/about

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/Restaurants.Shtastliveca/

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Hemus Highway – one step closer to coming true

The project for the construction of Hemus Highway lot passing by Veliko Tarnovo was yesterday submitted for assessment and coordination in the Municipality by the design company that prepared it. Officially Hemus Motorway will run north of Polikraishte, about 13-14 km from the old capital. There will also be a large road junction where Hemus intersects the planned expressway between Ruse and Veliko Tarnovo. The Ruse – Veliko Tarnovo Expressway is to cross the current Sofia – Varna main arterial road near the village of Momin Sbor.

Also yesterday the government in resignation of Boyko Borisov decided to advance the allocation of nearly 23 million leva for the continued construction of Hemus Highway. It was once again stated that the completion of motorway is one of the main priorities of the Cabinet and is a key factor for the development of Northern Bulgaria.

Source: http://www.velikotarnovo.utre.bg/2017/01/11/409402-proektut_za_magistrala_hemus_do_veliko_turnovo_e_vnesen_za_suglasuvane

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New tourist map of Veliko Tarnovo available

Veliko Tarnovo now has a new tourist map which is available for free – you can grab your copy from the Tourist Information Centre at 5 Hristo Botev Str as well as from the sites which are advertised on it. The first circulation is of 10,000 pieces. The map itself measures 48×35 cm and is bilingual (Bulgarian and English). The most prominent historical and cultural sites are marked on it as well as information about transport, places to dine and entertain and various types of services provided in the town.

Source/Image http://times.bg/news/view/6846/Nova-turisticheska-karta-na-Veliko-Trnovo-se-predlaga-na-gostite-na-grada

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The new Palace Cinema opens on December, 16th

The new Palace Cinema in Mall Veliko Tarnovo will open to the public on Friday (16th December). There is still no official website, but on Thursday a telephone number will be released for reservations. The new theatre will meet its audience with 3 completely refurbished halls. All of them are kitted out with the latest state-of-the-art technology, including silver screens, which allows guests to enjoy blockbusters on the venue’s exclusive to Bulgaria 3D system Volfoni for an immersive experience. Two of the halls are equipped with unique rocking chairs and the 50-seats VIP hall promises luxury setting that will make you wish the movie never ends. The first flicks which you can see are Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Collateral Beauty and Inferno, and the animation movies Sheep & Wolves and Moana.

Source and image: http://mallvt.bg/bg/article/cinema%20palace

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Lovely weather over the weekend for a trip to the Christmas Market


The weather forecast shows that Saturday and Sunday are set to be warm and dry with plenty of sunshine so if you still haven’t visited the Christmas Market in Marno Pole Park, Veliko Tarnovo, the weekend seems as the right time to do it. The Market is open every day from 10 am till 8 pm and will continue up to December, 31st. This year the Greek Kontosouvli Chalet is in the spotlight – it attracts everyone with sizzling sounds and delicious aroma coming from the grill. Kontosouvli is actually a big kebab traditionally slow roasted on a spit turning over charcoal pit. The treat is priced at 6 leva per kg. The adjacent chalet is selling mulled wine and wormwood wine at 2 leva per 200 ml. At the Christmas market you will also find Kazanlak Donuts, kattami (stuffed flatbreads) and Turkish delight. A variety of souvenirs, everyday items and toys are also available. A mini fairground with Ferry Wheel and Santa Post Office will keep the little ones entertained.

Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/christmasbazaarvt/

Images: Internet and https://www.facebook.com/christmasbazaarvt/

Source: http://www.borbabg.com/2016/12/05/%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%BD%D0%BE-%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5-%D0%BB%D1%83%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%BF%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BA-%D0%B8-%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%82/

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Low cost airlines and cargo flights from Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport

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Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport

Two well-known budget carriers and cargo flights operators will fly to and from Gorna Oryahovitsa airport according to information published today in Borba Newspaper; the names of the companies remain undisclosed though. Investmentс of nearly 32 million leva over a period of 35 years are laid down in the development plan for the air complex, which was provided to the government with regard to the concession procedure by the concessionaire Civil Airport of Gorna Oryahovitsa. With the submission of the development plan the new owner takes possession of the airport and its assents. The prospects for the airport are very good – it is becoming one of the most promising as less than ten kilometres away, near the village of Polikraishte, will be the junction where the future Hemus Highway and Ruse – Veliko Tarnovo Expressway will intersect.

Source: http://www.borbabg.com/2016/12/08/%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%84%D0%BD%D0%B8-%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%BE%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%BF%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B8-%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B3%D0%BE-%D0%B8-%D0%B1%D0%B8/

Images: Internet