How not to steal traditional dishes into oblivion, but to present them in a modern way, what wines to pair with them so that the pleasure is maximum, and all this with respect zero waste principles, is the backbone of the educational workshops held by the famous chef Branko Ognjenović for restaurant owners, chefs and waiters in Požega-Slavonia County.
Famous chef Branko Ognjenović showed how to serve Slavonian tradition in a modern guise, but also to offer a better selection of dishes for people with specific dietary needs in the restaurants of the Požega-Slavonia County.
This gastronomic initiative is part of the project "Golden Slavonija Eno & Gastro", which already two years carried out by the Tourist Board of Požega-Slavonska County, with the aim of enriching the catering offer of Golden Slavonia, serving tradition in a modern guise, but also a larger selection of dishes for those with specific dietary needs.
"In restaurants today, we have more and more requests for gluten- and lactose-free dishes, for vegan and vegetarian meals. I am sure that now, thanks to these workshops, restaurateurs can respond much more easily to such requests from guests, but also better present the variety of dishes with local ingredients and include them in their offers. I happily shared ideas with the winemakers about what to offer in the wine tasting rooms, without talking about classic cold cuts", says the chef Branko Ognjenović, stating eggplant cream, bean pâté, tortillas with pumpkin seed pesto or crackling cream as some of the options.