Coming from the farm to table stylish concept, Fustanella is a unique organic restaurant in the surroundings of Tirana which has its own herbs and vegetables garden and holding the latest hip concept of getting as fresh as you can from earth to plate. The menu is surprising, you can find sourdough breads, fresh vegetables, byrek, creamy hummus and meat from local farmers. While farm-to-table has become a trend in cities around the globe, in Albania it is a way of life. And in Tirana, chefs can source plucked-from-the-earth produce from their farms and the country markets.
Fustanella uses only seasonal ingredients that are grown in the grounds of the farm. The restaurant comprises of a traditional stone house with a large terrace overlooking a picturesque valley. There’s a bright and airy dining room inside, but the best option is to eat outside -even in winter, if it’s sunny- looking out over the fields, vineyards and rolling hills behind. It’s the perfect place for a romantic dinner as well as for a lunch with family and friends.
The “Farm to Table” menu is based on a rich variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables from the best locally-grown produce, with the aim of promoting domestic industry and environmental responsibility. It is a mix of Albanian cuisine with influences from the Albanian diaspora in the world, including Arbreshë of Italy and Arvanitas of Greece, and neighbor Balkan countries. The farm produces a wide range of vegetables, generally local crops, but also new crops that have entered the country in recent years. Fustanella offers Mediterranean and Balkan cuisine following and reinterpreting traditional recipes cooked for centuries.
Dishes at Fustanella are accompanied by several selected varieties of wines -including the best selection of Kantina Alpeta in Berat and Medaur Winery in Koplik- and distillates, mostly local, fresh fruit juices, homemade compotes and organic teas.
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Cost: From 12€
Featured image: ©Mr. Selino (SEL KERTYTA)