As hard as we searched we had been unable to find a Bulgarian restaurant in the DC-NY area. Fortunately, our friend Jill invited us to join her and her boyfriend David at an international festival hosted at the NYU Washington, DC campus. We scoured the festival looking for any country we might have missed and just as we were about to give up…we found the Bulgarian booth! The booth was delightful and the lady running the booth was kind enough to share her experiences and love for Bulgaria. Also fortunate, they had free samples of banitsa - a spinach pie similar to Greek spanakopita – and boy did we sample!
Now, I realize this might be cheating, but the truth of the matter is we were desperate and still have so many countries to do that I am going to let it slide…just this once.
We also tried some other samples from countries on our list but decided not to count them.