Transylvania's Gastronomy: Tour of Sibiu's Local Food Scene

Cristian With: Cristian
Sibiu has been recently named the European Region of Gastronomy in 2019. Besides its delicious local cheese, cranberries and wild pear brandy, there are many other culinary delights to discover! Transylvanian cuisine is a mosaic that reflects its rural tradition, multicultural influences and various modernist trends and reinterpretation. Ready for a Romanian culinary experience?


Moments to expect during the Sibiu food tour:

  • Introduction to Transylvania's cuisine & tasting at a local food market

    Introduction to Transylvania's cuisine & tasting at a local food market

    We start our tour in Sibiu's oldest library where I will tell you how the region's particularities influenced local cuisine. Then, we head to Cibin Food Market where you will taste typical cheese from the area, Sibiu's famous sheep pastrami, Bazna pork bacon and some local wines. And browse through many food products - all homemade and homegrown by the locals!

  • Gourmet reinterpretation of old recipes

    Gourmet reinterpretation of old recipes

    Next, we head to a gourmet restaurant where traditional recipes from Transylvania are reinterpreted, so we understand how gastronomy evolved over the years. You will get an introduction to Romanian sweet and sour soups, the everyday meal of the locals and taste the delicious reinterpretation of a 200-year-old Shepard recipe before being delighted with a glass of tuica - the traditional Romanian drink.

  • Leave room for desert!

    Leave room for desert!

    And since no meal is complete without a desert, our final stop will be in a private household garden where we will try a delicious homemade tarte or pie with the season's wild fruits gathered from the alpine meadows and forests from the mountains around Sibiu - which you can see in the distance!

Your total: €55
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Location details

  • Starting point: Sibiu
  • Nearest airport: Sibiu or Cluj International
  • Nearest train station: Sibiu
  • Landscape: Urban
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