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Market Visit and Private Bulgarian Cooking Class in Sofia with Hotel Transfers provided by Traveling Spoon

Market Visit and Private Bulgarian Cooking Class in Sofia with Hotel Transfers

Market Visit and Private Bulgarian Cooking Class in Sofia with Hotel Transfers
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from £85.54 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Kremena and Dimitar will pick you up and drive you to Zhenski Pazar, one of Sofia’s oldest markets where you can find a variety of local produce, honey and wine. Explore the market and purchase a few ingredients for your cooking class in your host's apartment that has some of the best views of Sofia. Join your hosts in their kitchen to cook some of their favorite Bulgarian dishes during your 1-hour hands-on Bulgarian cooking class. Learn to stuff peppers with rice and meat the traditional way and make tarator (cold soup of Bulgarian yogurt, cucumbers, nuts and garlic). The meal you cooked and will be served is prepared according to Bulgarian culinary traditions using fresh and seasonal ingredients, with a modern touch. Dimitar loves to experiment with ingredients and might surprise you with a unique dish of his own creation! Enjoy dishes such as banitsa (cheese pastry), guvech (vegetable and meat stew in a clay pot) or moussaka (minced meat and potato casserole) as well as dessert!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Meet Kremena and Dimitar at their home and drive 20 min in their car to the Zhenski Pazar market. It is one of Sofia’s oldest markets where you can find produce, honey, wine as well as clothing and pottery. Walk through the market with Kremena and Dimitar and get immersed in Bulgarian market life, learning about regional produce that is sold by the vendors here. Purchase a few ingredients before returning to their home for your cooking class. Learn to make stuffed peppers with rice and meat or mish-mash (onions, peppers, tomatoes, cheese and eggs) and tarator (cold soup made of Bulgarian yogurt, cucumbers, nuts and garlic). You can expect to cook together for about 1 hour, before sitting down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare at their dining table. Please note that if your group is larger than 3, you will learn to cook in shifts as Kremena's kitchen can only accommodate 4 people at a time.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P388
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Private market tour and cooking class with your host Dimitar • Home cooked meal (lunch or dinner) • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses) • Coffee and/or Tea • Private transportation • Round-trip hotel transfers
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Kremena and Dimitar will meet you at the concierge desk of your hotel and will drop you back to your hotel at the end of your culinary experience.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Private market tour and cooking class with your host Dimitar • Home cooked meal (lunch or dinner) • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses) • Coffee and/or Tea • Private transportation • Round-trip hotel transfers
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Kremena and Dimitar will meet you at the concierge desk of your hotel and will drop you back to your hotel at the end of your culinary experience.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Menu may vary depending on the season
If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Private, personalized experience
Notes: Kremena and Dimitar can offer vegetarian and vegan meals on request.
Languages spoken: English, Greek
Near public transportation
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Local couple hosting cooking class
May 2019 • Couples
We were lucky to be hosted by this couple during our recent visit to Sofia. We enjoyed an evening in their apartment with spectular views with food and drinks prepared for us. We were picked up at our hotel and then taken to a local market to obtain items which were used to prepare our meal. Kremena provided time to shop for souvenirs if interested. They used local ingredients and gave us some interesting facts about them. Dimitar a trained chef showed us different techniques for preparing our meal. They are able to accommodate any requests you may have for specific meals. We recommend them highly and the class was the highlight of our trip!
Written 29 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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soulhacker
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Amazing Bulgarian cooking experience with locals!
It was an amazing evening with Kremena and George! I visited Sofia for a weekend trip and what I wanted to do most
thanost57500
thanost57500
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Sofia in the sky!
Dining in Dimitri and Kremena’s flat on the eighteenth floor was like dining on a fluffy cloud. The food was hones
snoshreder
snoshreder
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Bulgarian food cooking class
We spent a magical evening with Kremena and Dimitar! They were the highlight of our trip to Bulgaria. We spent th
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