It’s a spectacle, not a restaurant.

Number one on Tripadvisor for restaurants in Bucharest, the Curu’cu Bere seemed to be the place to eat.

I’d spoken to a couple of Brits the evening before in a sports bar in the Old Town who’d said that this was the place to go.  Wandering around, a touch lost, I asked two young ladies for directions, and the young Moldovans went out of their way to walk me directly to the door. I offered to buy them a drink as thanks but they wanted nothing.

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The two girls had told me that if I hadn’t reserved a table, I could be in for a wait, and that was indeed the case when I entered. Still, the views inside the fantastic old building meant that my pint at the bar went down very well indeed. There was a real hum of background noise, the place was fuller than full, but there also seemed to be something of an air of expectancy.

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After a wait of about 20 minutes, one of the waitresses asked me if I wanted a table in the cellar. I was about to agree when I heard some sort of commotion coming from towards the entrance. I looked across and was somewhat surprised to see:

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People dancing. And singing. I watched them, beer in hand for a good few minutes before being led to a table upstairs on the first floor, overlooking the spectacle below. I have no idea of such things, but my dining partner for the evening explained that they were clearly professional dancers, their posture confirmed it.

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The show lasted for maybe 20 minutes and was absolutely superb. Vaudeville entertainment in a beautiful building, with a great steak and a lovely glass of red.

What’s not to love?

 

 

 

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About bobleponge216

Elderly rotund toothless male seeks wilderness to travel to.
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2 Responses to It’s a spectacle, not a restaurant.

  1. That puts me in mind of a restaurant in NYC, on the corner of, I think, 5th and Broadway, where the waiting staff, presumably all theatricals ‘between jobs’, took turns performing. Memorable.

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