As I enjoyed my salad, I admired the gorgeous Albanian artwork on the walls. The paintings of landscapes and black and white photographs of small villages were captivating. It sparked my curiosity, so I Google searched Albanian artwork on my phone. I read that popular Albanian artwork combines their Mediterranean and Eastern European heritages to create distinctly unique pieces.
Within minutes, my Grosh arrived along with the biggest portion of bread I have ever been served. As I tore off a huge chunk of the locally baked bread, Gurra’s Chef walked over to my table, welcomed me, and shook my hand. He looked at me with an inquisitive expression and then asked, “Are you Albanian?” I replied, “No, I am not Albanian, but I like Albanian food!”
My server noticed my clean bowl and jokingly asked if I had liked it. I responded with a sarcastic, “It was ok…” We both laughed! Beaming with pride, she asked for my entrée order and I enthusiastically responded, Albanian Goulash! She smiled and assured me I would like it, as well.