Behind the counter of her shop opened since Tuesday, Adela Strimb invites her clients to a journey through the gastronomy of her native Romania.
On the shelves of her shop devoted to Romanian and Balkan products, rue de Clermont, spread all the flavors that have rocked the childhood of Adela Strimb. “We have cabbage in brine traditionally prepared with ground meat and rice. Adding smoked bacon is a typical dish that can be used at Christmas. Here, cakes and chocolates that are usually attached to the tree with the children. There, drinks, wines of Cotnari and Jidvei, liqueurs and spirits. It helps to find the taste of the country … “, says the shopkeeper arrived in France in 2004.
From aperitif to dessert
After years in the Paris region, the couple and their little boy want to live in the countryside. They finally set their bags in Thiers, last April, seduced by “very green landscapes, mountains and farms reminiscent of Romania.”
With a touch of nostalgia, Adela named her boutique Dor de casa that could be translated as ” homesick” . To soften the distance, it offers a wide range of appetizers (savory cakes, sodas, beers …) to dessert (preparations for traditional pastries, fresh cakes, cookies …). To complete the menu, Adela shows her vegetable pies alongside spices, soups and other large jars filled with gherkins, red cabbage or beets. In the freezer, she has guts and “mici”, a mixture of minced meat and spices. In a refrigerated showcase, she ordered the unavoidable smoked meats and some cheeses.
What feast his expatriate compatriots while putting the mouth water of the curious.