Here’s a cuisine I bet you’ve never had: Croatian.
And why would you?
And what is it?
It’s kind of an amalgamation of Italy, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and the old empires.
What does that mean?
I don’t really know.
But it’s pretty delicious.
And Saro is pretty adorable.
Lower East Side, on Norfolk between Rivington and Delancey.
A tiny 16-seater mom and pop with pretty porcelain on the walls and wirey light bulbs hanging from the ceiling and decaying maps and photographs of the old country hung about.
Good cheap regional wines. Family recipes passed down among the generations. From the grandmother’s grandmother and the grandmother before her. And then a toast of traditional brandy. With the chef. Like he’d invited you into his home for dinner.
It’ll kind of feel like that - even if you don’t know what a burek or a buzara is.