Timisoara’s food tour
Discovering a destination means also discovering the local gastronomy. This tour offers you the chance to discover Romanian gastronomy and local history.
Of course, we’ll start with a starter :). We’ll talk about food and about the beginnings of Romania and Timisoara’s history. Then we’ll walk to the old downtown (Unirii Square) talking about the Ottoman history of Timisoara and how the city was conquered by the Austrian Empire.
Next is a vegetable soup. Soups (ciorba) are typical for a Romanian lunch, that’s why we must try one.
We’ll continue to a building belonging to the fortification system built in the 17th century. Here we’ll talk about the star-shaped fortresses, typical for the 18th century and we’ll try the famous sarmale (cabbage rolls).
We will continue our walk towards Libertatii Square, the old administrative center of the city. Next is Victory Square. Here we’ll talk about the last 125 years of history in Timisoara: defortification, WW1, Timisoara becoming part of Romania and WW2. We’ll see the Opera house, the beautiful palaces built 100 years ago and the Orthodox Cathedral.
We must be hungry already, so it’s time for some mici (minced meat rolls).
Next is Maria Square and the Reformed Hungarian Church, the place where the Revolution against the Communist regime started in Romania. We’ll talk about those days and about how Romania changed after that.
Last stop is for desert. Of course we’ll try papanasi, a very simple but irresistible typical Romanian dessert.
This tour comprises 2000 years of history, 5 dishes and around 3km of walking (burning some of the calories involved in the menu J).