It is one of the world’s oldest cities and looks back on around 8,000 years of history: Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second city and the European Capital of Culture 2019, is a vibrant place. Nearly untouched by mass tourism, it harbours many culinary secrets.
Nicolai Borukov knows all about the diversity found in the food of Bulgaria and Plovdiv: he has been living in the city for 26 years. As the chef and owner of nine restaurants, he has dedicated his life to the deliciously diverse cuisine of Bulgaria. To him, Plovdiv is among the country’s leading culinary regions. It offers countless types of meat, cheese and vegetablesand is blessed with the tasty porcini mushrooms from the Rhodope Mountains.