CUISINE OF THE SOUTH
The Albanian Riviera lies along the west-southern part of the country, where the combination of the fresh mountainous air with the warmth of the sea makes it the pearl of the touristic destinations of Albania, which are preferable not only for the wonderful climate but even for the very delicious food of this Region.
On the way to the Riviera, along the seaside, there are several restaurants which prepare plates whose basis just-fished seafood. Among them, the quality and the taste of the shrimp, cuttlefish, squids and mussels is impressive. Llogara Pass, as the only terrestrial passage towards Riviera, is a must stop where the tourists might enjoy the typical cuisine of the mountainous region, such as the meat baked in the broach, a warm plate with harapash (prepared with corn flour) with the entrails of the lamb, yoghurt with honey and nuts, as well as other traditional dishes.
The meat from this area is the most delicious throughout the country. The approach to the sea and the quality of the pastures give an incomparable taste, particularly the lamb of the Acroceraunian mountains. It is prepared on a skewer (an entire lamb) and roasted on the embers or baked in the oven.
"Seafood and wild greens play a very important role at the humble Himariot table, accompanied with a glass of raki of course!"