Sibiu
The Hidden & Tasty Stories of Sibiu and its surroundings
the “European Region of Gastronomy” in 2019

SIBIU FOOD TOUR

  • SIBIU WALKING FOOD TOUR
  • ½ day -4,5 hours
  • MIN. 4 – MAX. 10 PERS
  • DAILY AT 10 AM EXCEPT MONDAYS, APR.- OCT.
  • EUR 35 - ADULTS
    EUR 17,5 – Children & Adolescents
    (7 to 17 years)
    Free – Children (4 to 6 years)

Sheep cheese, cranberries & wild pear brandy

The cuisine of southern Transylvania is a mosaic that reflects the multicultural gastronomic and cultural influences of the populations and various trends in society. In our region, we have 11 different cultural influences: on the one hand of those who lived here (Romanians, Saxons, Hungarians, Armenians, Hebrews and Roma), on the other hand influences of surrounding, regional or historical powers and authorities (Austrian, Turkish, Russian, French and Greek).

Our walking food tour takes you during the 4.5 hours from the Upper to Lower Old City where you’ll get to taste what makes Sibiu's cuisine so diverse and unique within Transylvania.


Our tour highlights include:

Taste some typical cheese from the Marginime area in the Southern Carpathians and our delicious sheep pastrami

Find out how nature and the territory influences the local cuisine, we will talk about the characteristics of the cultural and gastronomical mosaic in one of the oldest libraries in Sibiu

Try some wild fruits gathered from the alpine meadows and forests in the Cindrel Mountains

Sample the first Transylvanian wine brought by the Cistercian monks in the 12th century

Get an introduction in our various sweet and sour soups, the everyday meal of the locals

Experience a 200 years old Shepard recipe, reinterpreted by a small family owned restaurant – a good example of the New Transylvanian Cuisine developed during the last three years

Visit some of the hidden corners of historical Sibiu

Try some of the most representative local products, recipes and drinks such as Bazna pork bacon, fruit cakes, red currant wine and wild pear brandy


The price includes the food and drink tastings (6 products/dishes and 3 drinks) and the English speaking guide. You’ll also receive a map of our county, a map of Sibiu, five old recipes and the Sibiu City Menu brochure. Transportation to and from the food tour is not included. We also recommend you to bring a bottle of water as we walk for a while. Our tour will be outside for most of the time.

FOOD TRIPS

  • MARGINIME AND CINDREL MOUNTAINS DAYTRIP
  • 1 DAY - 9 HOURS
  • MIN. 4 – MAX. 12 PERS.
  • DAILY AT 9 AM EXCEPT SATURDAYS, APR. - OCT.
  • EUR 75 - ADULTS
    EUR 32,5 – CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
    (7 to 17 years)
    Free – Children (4 to 6 years)

Mărginime & Cindrel Mountains
True Food. Real People. Beautiful Stories.

Our day trip takes you to some lovely villages around Sibiu, in the Mărginime area, at the foothill of the Cindrel Mountains, part of the Southern Carpathians. You’ll get to experience the specific rural gastronomy and taste some of the most representative products of our region.

Route: Sibiu – Cristian – Sibiel – Gura Râului – Curmătură – Rășinari – Cisnădioara – Sibiu


Our tour highlights include:

Taste some typical salo (slănină) aged in paprika along with red onions and a delicious bread during a visit to the fortified church of Cristian (Großau).

Find out how nature and the territory influences the local cuisine, we will talk about the characteristics of the cultural and gastronomical mosaic during a walk through the village of Sibiel.

Try some local appetizers (gustări) as well as a sauce of local herbs, all recipes of the New Transylvanian Cuisine, in a refurbished barn where you also get the chance to roll your own pancakes.

Experience a traditional lunch at a family in Rășinari where you also get to taste various specialities of cheese and local alcoholic drinks.

Try the most well-known desert of Cisnădioara, the Hanklich cake together with the first Transylvanian wine brought by the Cistercian monks in the 12th century

Get an introduction in our local cuisine and read about 200 years old recipes, during a relaxing in an orchard with a nice view on the stronghold and surrounding mountains.

Find out more about small gastronomy projects in our area which is getting ready for 2019, when Sibiu county holds the title of European Region of Gastronomy.


The price includes the food and drink tastings, transportation, entrance fees to the above-mentioned sightseeing and the English-speaking guide. You’ll also receive a map of our county, five old recipes and a handcrafted local souvenir.

  • PIEMONTE FAGARAS AND HARTIBACIU VALLEY
  • DAYTRIP
  • 1 DAY - 9 HOURS
  • MIN. 4 – MAX. 12 PERS.
  • DAILY AT 9 AM EXCEPT SATURDAYS, APR. - OCT.
  • EUR 75 - ADULTS
    EUR 32,5 – CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
    (7 to 17 years)
    Free – Children (4 to 6 years)

Subalpine Făgăraș & Hărtibaciu Valley
Local Food. Sounds good.

Our food trip goes through the typical cultural landscapes of the so called Transylvanian Highlands, an eco-touristic destination where we will visit some lovely villages. You’ll get to experience the specific rural gastronomy, meet some locals and try their best products or dishes.

Route: Sibiu – Avrig – Cârța – Sâmbăta – Cincșor – Ilimbav – Hosman – Sibiu


Our tour highlights include:

Taste some typical appetizerswith organic products during a visit to the Brukenthal Summer Palace in Avrig (Freck), the residence of the former governor of Transylvania who brought the white water-buffalos, the potatoes and shamrock to our region.

Find out how nature and the territory influences the local products, we will talk about the characteristics of the cultural and gastronomical mosaic during a visit of the ruins of a Cistercian abbey in Cârța (Kerz).

Try typical, local products while meeting a small, family based producer.

Experience a unique lunch with old reinterpreted recipes, representative for the New Transylvanian Cuisine and visit the fortified church of Cincșor (Kleinschenk).

Try some of the tasty Bazna & Mangalica pork fatback and our traditional chees pancakes with dill while visiting a farm in Ilimbav (Eulenbach).

Get an insight in our local cuisine,we talk about 200 years old recipes, during a horse cart tour through the village or a walk on the hills above the village.

Meet the people of the Old Mill Project in Hosman (Holzmengen) and try their sweet pastry specialities from Luíza’s artisanal bakery.


The price includes the food and drink tastings, transportation, entrance fees to the above-mentioned sightseeing and the English-speaking guide. You’ll also receive a map of our county, five old recipes and a handcrafted local souvenir.

  • GASTRONOMY EVENTS IN SOUTHERN TRANSYLVANIA
  • DAYTRIP
  • 1 DAY - 9 HOURS
  • MIN. 4 – MAX. 12 PERS.
  • ONLY SATURDAYS, APR. - OCT.
  • EUR 35 - ADULTS
    EUR 17,5 – CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
    (7 to 17 years)
    Free – Children (4 to 6 years)

Discover the rural food culture of Southern Transylvania – Culinary events

Participate at one of the rural gastronomy events in the villages of Southern Transylvania, in the counties of Alba, Brașov, Sibiu and Mureș. Check-out the list of “My Transylvania” Association events during the season, between April and October every year.


Our tour highlights include:

Taste some typical local products and dishes during the events:

Transilvanian Brunch: Local food & cultural desert

We search for old, forgotten recipes and cook them with the local communities, neighbourhoods or families in the villages. Therefore, we use local and seasonal products. Experience the local culture during a hike or tour of the village.

Flavours and Sounds of Transylvania: workshops for rural tastes

Representative products or dishes from the rural areas are presented in a new way, our hosts show us everything and tell you the stories about the local recipes.

Picnic în Cindrel: Taste the shepherds bag

Hike along the cheese route in the Cindrel mountains of the South Carpathians. We prepare for your knapsack a variety of local products from the peasants in the Mărginimea Sibiului and guide you to a beautiful spot with a panoramic view over the area. For those who are interested in local culture we shall visit also a craftsman.


The price includes participation fee for the culinary event and the transportation to and from the village where the event takes places. The event includes the food and the non-alcoholic drinks (some 15 local specialities served as a buffet or picnic). You’ll also receive a map of our county and five old recipes.

  • PICNIC BASKETS
  • DAYTRIP
  • 1/2 DAY – 4-6 HOURS
  • MIN. 4 PERS.
  • ONLY SATURDAYS, APR. - OCT.
  • EUR 35 – ADULT / FAMILY BASKET

Picnic experience with local products in the Cindrel Mountains

A romantic snack or a great family excursion organized easily: come and visit some of our villages at the foothill of the Cindrel Mountains and get your filled-up picnic basket. From here we will recommend you three walking tours tours to some nice spots in the village and surroundings.


In the basket, you will find everything you need for a cosy picnic:

  • Picnic-blanket
  • Plate & cutlery
  • Glasses and napkins
  • Regional products

Locations where the picnic baskets are available:

Cisnădioara (Michelsberg) – 9 km from Sibiu

Rășinari – 11 km from Sibiu

Sibiel – 23 km from Sibiu

The price includes the picnic basket for 4 persons, the transportation from Sibiu to the chosen village and return as well as a recommendation flyer with 3 options for the walking tour.

FOOD TRAVEL PACKAGES

  • SHORT GOURMET WEEKEND IN SOUTH TRANSYLVANIA
  • 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
  • MIN. 4 – MAX. 12 PERS.
  • FRI - SUN, APR. - OCT.
  • EUR 175 – ADULTS
    EUR 125 – CHILDREN (UP TO 14 YEARS; WITH OWN EXTRA BED IN DBL)

Sibiu & Transylvanian Highlands
Local food, local stories, local handcrafts

Experience during our short weekend package the gastronomy of Southern Transylvania, you’ll get to experience the specific rural and urban gastronomy and taste some of the most representative products of the region.


Our travel package includes the following highlights:

1.) Food tour Sibiu – 4,5 hours (Friday or Sunday depending on the arrival time)

Our walking food tour takes you from the Upper to Lower Old City where you’ll get to taste what makes Sibiu's cuisine so diverse and unique within Transylvania.

2.) Food trip: Discover the rural food culture of South Transylvania/ Culinary events– 1 day (Saturday)

Participate at one of the rural gastronomy events in the villages of Southern Transylvania. Check-out the list of “My Transylvania” Association events during the season, between April and October every year.


INCLUSIONS

Our price includes:

  • Accommodation – 2 nights in a central located guesthouse/hotel in Sibiu (3*)
  • Pick-up and return transfer from/to the Airport Sibiu
  • The Food Tour Sibiu (walking tour in the historical centre) on Thursday
  • One Food trip on Saturday which includes: participation fee for the culinary event and the transportation to and from the village where the event takes places. The event includes the food and the non-alcoholic drinks (some 15 local specialities served as a buffet or picnic).

EXCLUSIONS:

Meals outside the package, personal spending such as photo tax for the museums, souvenirs, etc.

  • LONG GOURMET WEEKEND IN SOUTH TRANSYLVANIA
  • 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
  • MIN. 4 – MAX. 12 PERS.
  • FRI - SUN, APR. - OCT.
  • EUR 275 – ADULTS
    EUR 192 – CHILDREN (UP TO 14 YEARS; WITH OWN EXTRA BED IN DBL)

Sibiu, Mărginime & Transylvanian Highlands
Local food, local stories, local handcrafts

Experience during our long weekend package the gastronomy of Southern Transylvania, you’ll get to experience the specific rural and urban gastronomy and taste some of the most representative products of the region.


Our travel package includes the following highlights:

1.) Food tour Sibiu – 4,5 hours (Thursday or Sunday depending on the arrival time)

Our walking food tour takes you from the Upper to Lower Old City where you’ll get to taste what makes Sibiu's cuisine so diverse and unique within Transylvania.

2.) Food trip: Mărginime & Cindrel Mountains – 1 day (Friday)

Our day trip takes you to some lovely villages around Sibiu, in the Mărginime area, at the foothill of the Cindrel Mountains, part of the Southern Carpathians. Our route: Sibiu – Cristian – Sibiel – Gura Râului – Curmătură – Rășinari – Cisnădioara – Sibiu

3.) Food trip: Discover the rural food culture of South Transylvania / Culinary events– 1 day (Saturday).

Participate at one of the rural gastronomy events in the villages of Southern Transylvania. Check-out the list of “My Transylvania” Association events during the season, between April and October every year.


INCLUSIONS

Our price includes:

  • Accommodation – 3 nights in a central located guesthouse/hotel in Sibiu (3*)
  • Pick-up and return transfer from/to the Airport Sibiu
  • The Food Tour Sibiu (walking tour in the historical centre) on Thursday
  • 2 Food trips (Friday and Saturday) which include the food and drink tastings, transportation, entrance fees to the sightseeing spots, a English-speaking guide, a map of Sibiu city, a map of our county and five printed old recipes.

EXCLUSIONS:

Meals outside the package, personal spending such as photo tax for the museums, souvenirs, etc.

FOOD ACTIVITIES

  • COOKING CLASS
  • ½ DAY – 5-6 HOURS
  • MIN. 8 – MAX 12. PERS.
  • TUE - FRI, APR.- OCT.
  • EUR 45 – ADULTS

Cooking class with local recipes

Get to learn how to cook two traditional recipes from Southern Transylvania, which have been reinterpreted by a local chef.During the cooking class, we invite you to try also some of the local alcoholic drinks. At the end we will be serving together with you a nice 4-course meal.

The cooking class takes place in the "Șura Școală Sibiel", a small gastronomy school located in a barn in the village of Sibiel, at the foothill of the Cindrel Mountains.

For the menu we will use only seasonal, local products.


INCLUSIONS:

The price includes the transfer from Sibiu to Sibiel and return, as well as the food (4 course meal) and the drinks.

  • TASTING MENU AND WINE PAIRING
  • ½ DAY – 2,5 - 3 HOURS
  • MIN. 8 – MAX 20. PERS.
  • 7:00 PM, TUE - FRI, APR.- OCT.
  • EUR 55 – ADULTS

Tasting menu & wine pairing –
New Transylvanian Cuisine

Experience some 200 years old recipes, redesigned by a local chef: 5 plates with local ingredients + 5 wines from Transylvania + 1 Sommelier = memorable feast

The private dinner takes place in a small – family owned restaurant in Sibiu. For the whole menu, we will use only seasonal, local products.


INCLUSIONS:

The price includes the food and drinks of the 5-course menu.

GROUPS OFFERS

  • PRIVATE CHEF – DINNER IN THE CITADEL
  • ½ DAY – 2,5 - 3 HOURS
  • MIN. 15 – MAX 30. PERS.
  • 7:00 PM, TUE - FRI, FEB.- DEC.
  • EUR 99 – ADULTS

CINĂ ÎN CETATE: A private chef, in a beautiful location in the citadel of Sibiu

We organize for you an outstanding dinner experience by renting some of the best locations in the historic centre of Sibiu where we serve you a great 5 course tasting menu designed only with seasonal, local products and using old, reinterpreted recipes.


INCLUSIONS:

The price includes the food and the drinks, as well as the transportation from the hotel to and from the location of the private event.

  • PRIVATE CHEF – DINNER IN THE NATURE
  • ½ DAY – 3 -4 HOURS
  • MIN. 15 – MAX 20. PERS.
  • 6:00 PM, TUE - FRI, APR.- SEPT.
  • EUR 55 – ADULTS

CINĂ ÎN NATURĂ: A private chef, in a beautiful outdoor location near Sibiu

We organize for you an outstanding dinner experience by finding and preparing a beautiful outdoor location not far from Sibiu, where we serve you a great tasting menu designed only with seasonal, local products and using old, reinterpreted recipes.


INCLUSIONS:

The price includes the food and the drinks, as well as the transportation from Sibiu to and from the location of the private event.

  • RURAL MUSIC AND TASTINGS
  • ½ DAY – 3 - 4 HOURS
  • MIN. 10 – MAX 20. PERS.
  • DAILY, APR.- SEPT.
  • EUR 35 – ADULTS

Traditional dinner with cheese and brandy tasting in Măriginime

Taste our rural specialities along with local music and folklore.The highlight of the dinner is a tasting of five local cheese varieties and alcoholic drinks produced by the host himself.


INCLUSIONS:

The price includes the food (3 course meal and cheese tasting) and the drinks, as well as the transportation from Sibiu to and from the location of the private event.

  • LIVE COOKING SHOW
  • ½ DAY – 3 HOURS
  • MIN. 10 – MAX 30. PERS.
  • DAILY, APR.- SEPT.
  • EUR 45 – ADULTS

Live cooking show –
New Transylvanian Cuisine

See how traditional recipes from the area are cooked today and try some of the local alcoholic drinks in a historical courtyard of Sibiu’s centre while serving the 5-course meal.


INCLUSIONS:

The price includes the food and the drinks, as well as the transportation from the hotel to and from the location of the private event.

CONTACT

Please send us an E-mail at tours@transylvanian-taste.com or contact us by Phone 0040-722-396.755 to book the desired tour.