It is a custom for iftar to start with dates or a sip of water or lemonade. This is followed by topa, a delicious dish that is prepared in a special way in Sarajevo (you can read about it in the May issue of Sarajevo Navigator.) Next comes soup or stew, and then something more traditional, like pita (pie), as an appetizer.
Manytraditional specialties can serve as the main course, and if you thought that was the end, think again! Be sure to leave room for dessert – tufahija, baklava, hurmašica or kadaif are just a few of the sweets that are the pride of Bosnian cuisine.
Restaurants try to be different and widen their selection of items by offering innovative dishes that fuse traditional and modern cooking, so everyone is sure to find something. Given that Sarajevans often spend iftar in restaurants with family and friends, whether they are fasting or not, this serves as the perfect opportunity to experience an interesting aspect of local culture.
We recommend that you make reservations at the restaurant of your choice well in advance so that you are sure to have a spot. We have selected 20 interesting iftar menus being offered at Sarajevo restaurants during the first half of Ramadan.
12. Bašča kod Ene
14. Spite House
16. Kolobara Han
20. Malak Regency Hotel