Ostrovo: "Ideal For A Day/Evening Out Of The City" Ostrovo Sveti Naum Tip by johngayton
Ostrovo Sveti Naum, Ohrid: 4 reviews and 11 photos
This is another place we visited as part of Euromeet 2011 when we had a lazy day touring by bus from Bitola to Ohrid.
This is a spectacularly sited eatery occupying its own island on a mini lake at the source of the Black Drim River, just down the road from the St Naum monastery. For our pre-arranged dinner we had exclusive use of the whole of the patio on the decking which jutted out into the water, reminescent of the recently-visited pile dwelling at the Bay of the Bones.
Obviously as a group we created our own buzz but nevertheless I was impressed with this restaurant - proper simple cooking, good service, an atmospheric location and little hints of elegance all added up to make for an excellent finale to our day.
Favorite Dish: The meal commenced with Macedonian salad, freshly baked bread, a platter of relishes, dips and condiments and a more than welcoming glass of Rakija.
This was followed by the National dish of Tavche Gravche - which is basically "baked beans" but certainly not that of the same ilk as those of Heinz. This was a substantial pot of subtly-spiced oven-baked white beans in a red pepper sauce topped with an equally substantial hunk of meaty sausage. Fortunately we still had some bread and our waiter was on hand for the beer order as sausage without bread and beer is kinda anathemic to me.
I think there was also a layered chocolate and nut torte to finish but our end of the table settled for another round of beers.
Address: St Naum
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: On the lakeshore about 30 km south of Ohrid - you can either drive, take a cab or even hire one of the water taxis. In both the latter cases you should negotiate and agree prices etc before setting off.
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