Transylvanian Slow Food Gastronomy: seasonal ingredients from local farmers come alive in age old recipes prepared with care.
Naturally grown, mindfully harvested, and phenomenally cooked. It’s that simple.
Even if you’re not a foodie, we guarantee you’ll appreciate what’s going on in Transylvania nowadays. You just have to like food. Really good food.
After we restored the Saxon house, we focused our efforts to the White Barn. We converted the old buffalo stables into a kitchen and the hay stacking area into a dining area furnished and decorated with restored regional pieces. Behind the nowadays barn-restaurant there is a beautiful orchard where you can relax while enjoying our authentic or slightly reimagined Transylvanian recipes.
The ingredients we use are from within a radius somewhere close to 75 km from Viscri. Our menu changes daily or weekly, based on the ingredients we have available from our local farmers, and the season we are in. This means that the tomatoes we use are that sweet because Lucian picked them the day they arrived on your plate.
The team at Viscri 32 is strongly rooted in the village. Our social business model ensures a sustainable support of the local economy by hiring only fellow villagers. Besides us, Alexu and Mara, our staff is made up of eight neighbours, many of which are working with us as their first job, and many of which come from vulnerable social groups.
Most of them have other work to tend to before and after they leave 32, like taking care of their animals or studying for high school exams. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding with their lack of experience, and also for the free English lesson they get while taking your order.
Throughout the year, we organise tastings of locally made products and boutique Transylvanian wines. Mara also invites fellow chefs and hosts cooking sessions inspired by the gastronomical traditions and folklore of our village. Their creations delight guests by celebrating fresh, high quality, locally grown ingredients.
Please get in touch for a tasting menu, a wine pairing, or just to find out what Mara and our small team of ladies from the village are cooking this week. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our network of peasants, farmers and friends, let us know. We want to ensure you have an authentic experience of Transylvanian life during your visit.
+ Making a reservation is highly recommended. Please call ahead to check our availabilities: +40755084084