Serbian Food | Mt Prospect | Balkan Taste

Fast Bites

Appetizers! In Serbian cuisine they include Antipasto with prosciutto, salami and and a range of cheeses such as kackavall and feta, spreads like Ajvar (pepper and eggplant spread) and kajmak (aged sweet cream) and delicious and hearty pastry such as gibanica, burek and other filo dough pita pastries with a variety of meat, cheese and vegetables such as spinach and potato.

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Serbian Antipasto

Serbian Antipasto

Proscuitto, salame, Feta, Kackavall, Ajvar, Kajmak

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gibanica

gibanica

Serbian Filo Pastry with Cheese

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lepinja with kajmak and egg

lepinja with kajmak and egg

Home made bread (lepinja) with kajmak and egg

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Serbian everyday cuisine bursts with healthy ingredients and flavor! you can call it fresh, well seasoned with herbs and spices and is usually a combination of meat with a main vegetable cooked or baked together so that the flavors blend. It is usually seasoned with sea salt, black pepper and Paprika and a blend of herbs. Onion, garlic and carrots add flavor to most dishes. It is said that Serbian cuisine combines the flavors of Mediterranean, Central European and Middle Eastern flavors. Here is an good article on typical Serbian foods and dishes, of which we serve all! 

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/serbia/travel-tips-and-articles/europes-foodie-secret-serbian-cuisine/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d276618b

Here's another good reading on typical Serbian dishes http://www.serbia.com/10-serbian-recipes-everybody-know/

Prebranac sa dimljenim kobasicama

Prebranac sa dimljenim kobasicama

Re-fried Beans with Smoked Sausages

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Losos sa grilovanim povrcem

Losos sa grilovanim povrcem

Salmon with Grilled Vegetables

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Dimljena piletina, pire i sataras

Dimljena piletina, pire i sataras

Smoked chicken with Mashed potatoes and Sataras

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Govedji gulas i pire

Govedji gulas i pire

Beef stew with Mashed potatoes

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Punjena paprika i pire

Punjena paprika i pire

Stuffed bell peppers with Mashed potatoes

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Sarma

Sarma

– Dolmades

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Daily Dishes

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Serbian Grill

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The taste of typical Serbian Grill item, such as Cevapcici (or Cevapi) or Pjeskavica can be best described as well seasoned, yet mild, and though similar in form with Greek and Middle Eastern grill, it is not as not overwhelming with taste of herbs. In Serbia, these favorites are served as  street food in a bun and often in fine dining restaurants as a plate with a selection of mixed meats and sides. There's plenty of articles talking about Cevapi and Pljeskavica, but to give you an idea of what goes inside, here's a recipe by famous chef Jamie Oliver:

http://www.serbia.com/jamie-oliver-makes-cevapi-ajvar/

Cevapi na kajmaku

Cevapi na kajmaku

Ground Beef links grilled with onion and kaymak

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Punjena pljeskavica

Punjena pljeskavica

Serbian style Burger, stuffed with Asiago cheese and Prosciutto

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Raznjici i pomfrit

Raznjici i pomfrit

Pork Skewers and French fries

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Dimljene kobasice sa graskom

Dimljene kobasice sa graskom

Smoked sausages with Green peas and Mashed potatoes

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Dimljena svinjska krmenadla

Dimljena svinjska krmenadla

Smoked Pork Chop served with Mashed Potatoes and Sauerkraut

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Mesano meso

Mesano meso

Mixed meat plate

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Talking about fine dining, our desert selection is on par with the best Chicago restaurants. On a high note, if this is not enough, it includes a unique mix of offerings – from European style torts made with fine ingredients such as chocolate, vanilla and nuts, small deserts such as cream puffs, chocolate and vanilla cakes, coconut puffs, crapes as well as Serbian filo ppastry made with nuts and fruits, similar to baklava and other Greek and Middle-Eastern deserts. We make baklava, too!

Drinks! This is another area where we can say we can compare to top Chicago restaurants, Serbian way! We serve top shelf Serbian liquor – rakija (Serbian double distilled brandy), wine and beer. Rakija comes in a number of flavors depending if it's made from plum, apple, quince, apricot or grape. We also offer traditional liquor served in your typical Chicago-land restaurant.

Espreso

Espreso

We serve fresh esspreso

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Kolaci

Kolaci

Desserts

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Nutela torta

Nutela torta

Chocolate Nutella cake

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Ledena kocka

Ledena kocka

Ice cube cake

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Pita sa suvim vocem

Pita sa suvim vocem

Mixed-fruit pie

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Princes krofne

Princes krofne

Cream puffs

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Desserts

Spirits, Vine & Beer

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Rakija sljivovica - Gruzanska nit

Rakija sljivovica – Gruzanska nit

Rakia – Plum Brandy

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Rakija od dunje - Gruzanska nit

Rakija od dunje – Gruzanska nit

Rakia – Quince Brandy

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Rakija kajsija - Takovo

Rakija kajsija – Takovo

Rakia – Apricot Brandy

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Gorki list

Gorki list

Gorki list – Bitter Herbal Liqueur

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Kvas

Kvas

Kvas – Serbian non-alcoholic Beer

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Rakija loza - Gruzanska nit

Rakija loza – Gruzanska nit

Rakia – Grape Brandy

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Lasko pivo

Lasko pivo

Slovenian Lasko Beer

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Stella Artois Pivo

Stella Artois Pivo

Stella Artois Beer

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Belo vino - Krstac

Belo vino – Krstac

Serbian White Wine Krstac

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About Us / Media

This is our third year serving unique Serbian flavor to Chicago-land! We serve a combination of foods, from everyday dishes to fine dining Serbian dinner offerings, with fine deserts and top shelf Serbian drinks. At Balkantaste you will enjoy authentic taste of Serbia in a casual dining atmosphere. 

We do catering and special events! We can produce food for your party or serve a party of up to sixty people at our place, including hosting music entertainment for your guests.

A special perk! if you come in for a meal, you will most likely get to meet our chef. A graduate of Belgrade University, with a degree in Sports , a former basketball player and a graduate of Le Cordon Blue Culinary Arts Program, this good sport spends most of the day creating our menu items. He also owns and operates Balkantaste and in spare time enjoys extreme sports in addition to creating magic the kitchen with his unique energy.

Meet Bojan Bojanovic who brings the daily delights to your table!

 

Our Chef Bojan Bojanovic on Mount Prospect TV

Our Chef Bojan Bojanovic on Serbian RTS TV