Vegetarians and non-vegetarians are equally welcome at our retreat. We design and prepare special menus for each group of visitors, so you can be sure that there will be a plentiful supply of delicious healthy food to suit your tastes. Please note, however, that many of our meals will be vegetarian and we don't serve any red meat or mushrooms.
On your retreat, we provide 3 meals per day, apart from one lunch and dinner where we eat out. The first meal of the day is served after morning yoga class. This consists of homemade granola, fresh fruit salad, bulgarian bio yoghurt, freshly baked bread, local village honey and homemade preserves. A light lunch is served in the early afternoon and typically includes salads. A two course evening meal is served a short while after the late afternoon classes.
We have always had wonderful feedback about our food as it is super tasty, varied and produced from as much locally sourced produce as possible. Drawing on culinary influences from around the world as well as Bulgarian cuisine, subtle herbs and spices are used to produce classic and innovative meals. We also promise you won't be left hungry and if you have sweet cravings, we are happy to make scrumptious desserts too!
We have a well stocked organic vegetable garden, over 30 fruit and nut trees on site and eggs from our free range hens. Having suffered from numerous food intolerances whilst living in the UK, I am incredibly aware of the effects of different foods on the body, their nutritional contents and medicinal properties. Over the last 9 years, in conjunction with a less stressful life, I have been able to eliminate most of my problems due to the purity of the food here and by preparing all meals from scratch. If you have any special dietary requirements, you will have the opportunity to tell us on the questionnaire after booking and we will do our best to accommodate.
"meals were a feast"
All meals were a feast, starting from self-made granola and many other things in the mornings to Mark's refreshing lunches and excellent dinners in the evening - a pleasure for the eyes and the gum, always including fresh ingredients from the garden. Angelika , Belgium.
The food is absolutely DELICIOUS and it was definitely one of the highlights of my stay there. Tiziana Bertinotti. UK
"pleasure to the eye"
The food is cooked so it’s both a pleasure to the eye and also the palate. I have some allergies which have been catered for and I wish Mark would come and live with me so he can cook for me every day! Shelia, Wales, UK
"fresh, local and delicious"
The food was fresh, local and delicious. I felt like I was eating in a restaurant all week and I enjoyed especially as the kids helped to set up the dinner table in the garden every evening. Johanna Helsinki, Finland
"super, super tasty"
The food made by Jo's husband Mark was always fresh cooked with healthy ingredients and always super, super tasty. HEIKE, Germany.