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New on the menu of The Living Room

Winter has come, so it’s time for some new dishes that will delight even the most demanding gourmets at the hotel CUE Podgorica and The Living Room Lounge & Dining. Innovations are brought by our Chef, Stefan Djukanovic, who made an effort so you can find dishes from various parts of the world.

Djukanovic entered the culinary world as a young, underage guy, who by the age of 33 had the opportunity to prepare food with the masters of his craft, Jamie Oliver, Susur Lee, as well as Guy Fieri.

Numerous world stars, such as Jean Reno, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mick Jagger, Marko Jaric, Novak Djokovic, Nikola Vucevic, were not indifferent to his mastery in the kitchen. The same is with the prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan. In the previous three years, Djukanovic was his Chef, but he returned to CUE Podgorica, to the team he has been part of since its opening.

That interesting path enabled him to prepare a wide variety of dishes, and to use the highest quality products as well. In the current menu of The Living Room, there are still some dishes that were established six years ago, when the restaurant was opened, which many regular guests have come to love. That is why, as Stefan says, changes are made gradually.

“The new dishes are prepared with great care, in order to satisfy domestic and foreign guests. I believe that the menu should be diverse and, above all, original. If you cannot find the right ingredients, it should not be made. To be clear, if hummus is made with tahini paste, then it is necessary to use that paste, not a substitute. Also, chickpeas should be cooked and not canned. Therefore, for the story to be successful, the right products are needed”, explains our Chef.

Stefan says that guests will be able to try some new Arabic and French dishes. The accent will be on Morocco cuisine, where he spent most of his time in the previous three years.

“I always make sure I have two cooking techniques on my plate. Such is the case with pork, which contains not only a grilled cutlet, but also a ‘bajadera’ made from that meat, which is cooked for 24 hours, after which it is chopped, we add spices, dried and stone fruits. So, it is not a meat prepared in a classic way. In addition, we will have great homemade hummus with veal, Mutabal salad, exotic Couscous salad with citrus fruits, as well as some interesting main meat dishes”, says our Stefan, who always first creates meals in his head, which are truly a feast for the eyes.

With cooking he combined his old desire to paint, so now Stefan creates works of art on plates. It will certainly continue, because he announces special meals for every month in 2023, which you can try starting from January at The Living Room.

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