Best of Bucharest takes place Saturday

Looking for some lively foodie fun this weekend? Consider paying a visit to the Little Bucharest Bistro at 3661 N. Elston for a feast of roasted pig and lamb, grape stomping, gypsy music and more with a buffet of goodies for $25. Take a look at the full press release for more on this inaugural fall harvest event.

CHICAGO (September 2014) - Little Bucharest Bistro, the popular eastern European restaurant located at 3661 N. Elston Ave in Chicago, will host its first celebration of “The Best of Bucharest” on Saturday, October 18 at 12:00 p.m. noon until 12:00 a.m. midnight.  The joyous and delicious festivities, featuring the best that the Region has to offer, will include:
·       Grape Stomping;
·       Complimentary Grape Juice;
·       Pig and Lamb Roasts;
·       Gypsy Minstrels  and Dancers;
·       Special Buffet of Bountiful Delicacies at $25 per person;
(Reservations are suggested; limit one ticket per person; dine-in only; not valid on with any other offer; beverages not included; gratuity not included).

“Join us as we showcase the BEST of the BEST in Romanian food, drink, entertainment as well as cultural traditions that you will NEVER see outside of Romania,” says Little Bucharest Bistro’s gregarious owner Branko, the host with the most!  
At 9 p.m., get ready for Branko to, literally, break plates to ward off any demons in the room!
Little Bucharest Bistro’s “The Best of Bucharest” $25 Buffet features:     
o   Appetizers: “Vinete,” Eggplant Spread with cucumber, red onions, tomato, feta and grilled pita; Roasted Beet Carpaccio,” greens, clementine, goat cheese and caramelized nuts in vinaigrette; and “Mititei” Charbroiled Sausages, beef and pork, garlic, served with greens and crispy polenta.

o   Entrees: Freshly Roasted Pig and Lamb; Award Winning" Sausage-Stuffed Chicken Thigh, served with creamy gorgonzola polenta in a rustic tomato sauce;  Chicken Paprikash, braised chicken in paprika over polenta, crème fraiche with green beans and pearl onions; Bucharest Signature Vegetarian Goulash, tomato stew with couscous and broiled eggplant; and "Sarmale" Stuffed Cabbage; pickled cabbage stuffed with pork, ground beef, and sautéed rice stewed in tomato jus served with polenta and crème fraiche.

o   Desserts: Home-made Strudel cu Mere" Apple Strudel, with raisins, walnuts, vanilla gelato and caramel sauce; and “Clatite” Warm Crepes with chocolate, strawberry or apricot sauce.

A full bar also is featured in the main dining room, serving specialty cocktails as well as an assortment of European beer, wine and brandy including “Branko's "Flaming Tea.”

Little Bucharest Bistro is open Monday – Friday from 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Saturday from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday from 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.; and closed on Tuesday.  For reservations and private party information, please call (773) 604-8500.  Complimentary limousine service, with 24-hour advance notice, is available for groups of 6 or more.
About Little Bucharest Bistro
Originally located at 3001 N. Ashland since 1970, a fixture there for more than three decades, Little Bucharest Bistro moved to Chicago’s Old Irving Park area in 2009. Known for its Eastern European food, Little Bucharest translates to “Little Paris of the East.” The restaurant blends a touch of Romanian heritage with American contemporary fare in a vibrant and modern atmosphere.  A picturesque outdoor patio also is available. For more information, visit or follow on Facebook , Twitter or LinkedIn.