Old-World and modern cuisines collide at this Balkan and Mediteranean food restaurant that serves meat and veggie tapas, kebabs, and spreads
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- $75 for a seven-course tasting menu and wine pairing for two ($160 value)
- $140 for a seven-course tasting menu and wine pairing for four ($320 value)
- $29 for $60 worth of weekend brunch food for two
- $55 for $120 worth of weekend brunch food for four
The seven-course tasting menu includes crispy shaved fennel, yellowfin tuna, pumpkin bisque, creamy goat tortellini, Barnegat Bay scallops, sous-vide pork tenderloin, and hazelnut dacquoise. Each course is served with a carefully curated wine pairing.
Though inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean and Balkan regions, Balkanika isn't content to just recycle those cultures' classic dishes. The restaurant's menu brims with original tapas that present twists on traditional small plates. Chefs also revamp hearty staples such as cheese- and vegetable-stuffed bureks, grilled kebabs, exotic sandwiches, and spreads. Chefs don't buck everything having to do with Mediterranean tradition, though—they make all of their yogurt in-house and prepare a number of vegan and vegetarian items. The space itself features enough whimsical Mediterranean art, tile floors, and racks of Balkan wines to transport guests across the ocean so they don't have to stow away in transatlantic shipments of hummus.