SIBIU
The Hidden & Tasty Stories of Sibiu and its surroundings the “European Region of Gastronomy” in 2019
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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 65 – ADULTS
EUR 37,5 – 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.

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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 80 – ADULTS
EUR 49 – 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.

MARGINIME AND CINDREL MOUNTAINS DAYTRIP

1 DAY – 9 HOURS
MIN. 4 – MAX. 12 PERS.
DAILY AT 9 AM EXCEPT SATURDAYS, APR. – OCT.
EUR 80 – ADULTS
EUR 49 – CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
(7 TO 17 YEARS)
FREE – CHILDREN (4 TO 6 YEARS)

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
Râu Sadului – 35 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.

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FOOD ACTIVITIES

COOKING CLASS

½ DAY – 5-6 HOURS
MIN. 5 – MAX 12. PERS.
TUE – FRI, APR.- OCT.
EUR 100 – 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 at the Sibiu Food Hub. For the menu we will use only seasonal, local products.

INCLUSIONS:
The price includes a private cooking class as well as the four course meal and pairing with local 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 60 – 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.

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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.