Restaurant La Gil Bucuresti has made quite a name for itself in the local Romanian restaurants scene. On the one hand, it’s a very traditional Romanian eatery. You get all the basic Romanian dishes presented in an unpretentious low-key way. This eatery really goes out of its way to present the honest to goodness, back to basics appeals of Romanian cooking. This is no small feat considering that too many chefs try to create fusion recipes that really don’t do justice to whatever is distinctive, charming, and memorable about Romanian cuisine. Thankfully, this particular restaurant has decided not to go that route. Instead, it embraced the traditional and mined it for all the nuggets of flavor and texture it can get. This is the kind of culinary innovation every cuisine should experience.
Make no mistake, the way forward is not to present yourself as some sort of clone of some other cuisine. Instead, it’s all about introducing yourself to the world. it’s all about making the case for everything distinctive and charming about your particular cuisine.
But don’t let its simplicity fool you. There’s a tremendous amount of taste and character in each and every dish this restaurant serves. It is no surprise that a lot of seasoned travellers go to this restaurant to learn a thing or two about proper dish preparation, dish presentation as well as the right kind of restaurant ambiance.
This is happening because Romanian cuisine is fast spreading throughout the world. More and more people are tuning in the cuisine enjoyed by different countries. Mexican food is getting quite popular. Italian food is a global phenomenon. I have no doubt that given the way things are going, Romanian food or at least Eastern European cuisine will become a lot more popular than it is now.
A lot of this is due to the fact that a tremendous amount of restaurant travellers, these are people who travel primarily to sample many different restaurants, have fallen in love with the kind of cuisines served by Restaurant La Gil Bucuresti.
It’s only a matter of time until you start seeing Romanian restaurants popping up in places like Paris, London, San Francisco and many other areas. It’s easy to see why there’s such a need for this because people are always looking for variety. People are always looking for food off the beaten path.
After all, how many times can you eat Chinese food in a single month? The same goes with Mexican or Italian food. Pizza, hotdogs, hamburgers, burritos, they get old really quickly. You want to break out of that box.
Thankfully, more and more restaurants have been inspired by places like Restaurant La Gil Bucuresti.