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Povestea Carului cu Bere

Povestea restaurantului din Bucuresti, in care au mancat la aceiasi masa George Cosbuc, Demi Moore, Rolling Stones

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Povestea Carului cu Bere din Bucuresti nu concentreaza doar ultimii 20 de ani de capitalism, ci incepe cu 111 ani in urma, cand berea era adusa mesenilor cu carul tras de boi. Cu toate ca a ramas printre putinele restaurante cu traditie din Romania, doar proprietarii mai reusesc astazi sa il promoveze. Spre comparatie, distileriile sau berariile vechi din marile capitale europene, ca Praga, Berlin, Dublin sau Edinburgh sunt deja legende, fiind incluse fara ezitare in circuite nationale. In ultimii ani, Romania a fost invadata de restaurante de tip fast-food, care detin o cota importanta din piata totala de doua miliarde de euro, insa Caru’ cu Bere se mentine in topul incasarilor, cu peste cinci milioane de euro anual, nivel asemanator cu cel obtinut de competitorii care apeleaza la servirea rapida, restaurantul din magazinul Ikea si McDonald’s Unirii.

Daca in urma cu 100 de ani, clientii stateau la masa in apropierea lui George Cosbuc, Octavian Goga sau Barbu Delavrancea, din 2006 au mancat la mesele Carului cu Bere membrii trupei Rolling Stones, Demi Moore sau printul mostenitor al Japoniei, care au servit sarmale, mititei, carnati de Plescoi sau specialitatea casei ciolanul cu varza.

 

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Atmosfera interbelica se simte de cum intri pe usa rotativa din lemn masiv a Carului cu Bere. Mesele din lemn vechi, tocite pe margini de coate, candelabrele, scarile sculptate in forma de spirala, cupolele inalte pictate in nuante de verde si ocru, cu insertii de auriu si rosu sau vitraliile reusesc aproape in totalitate sa transpuna pe oricine intr-o alta lume. Vestimentatia clientilor, paharele si sticlele branduite, purtate pe tavile ospatarilor, sau cateva vitrine frigorifice sunt insa elementele care amintesc ca ai intrat sa iei masa de pranz intr-unul din restaurantele Capitalei la inceput de 2010.

Berea casei direct din fabrica Tuborg

Cele mai comandate feluri de mancare sunt mititeii si ciolanul a carui portie de doua persoane costa 59 de lei. Cel mai scump fel de mancare este insa muschiul de vacuta care costa, in portie de 650 de grame, 88 de lei. Dintre beri, cea mai ceruta, in proportie de 95%, este berea casei Caru’ cu Bere pentru a carei fabricare restaurantul inchiriaza o zi pe luna fabrica Tuborg. “Intr-una din zile, fabrica Tuborg se opreste la 12 noaptea, se curata toate liniile, se igienizeaza, dupa care incepe procesul tehnologic pentru berea Caru’ cu Bere care dureaza pana a doua zi la 12 noaptea”, afirma Mischie.

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La inceput, Caru cu Bere isi lua berea de la Bragadiru. Mischie cunoaste bine istoria berariei, pe care se pregateste sa o spuna la un pahar de apa minerala. “Discutiile cu mostenitorii cladirii pentru administrarea restaurantului au inceput din 2001, dar la vremea respectiva familia Mircea, proprietara cladirii, se afla in proces cu operatorii de atunci – Trocadero, companie care activeaza in domeniul restaurantelor cu actionar majoritar Autoritatea pentru Valorificarea Activelor Statului (AVAS)”, povesteste Mischie, care, impreuna cu Dragos Petrescu, actionarul majoritar cu care administreaza si restaurantele City Grill, Hanu’ Berarilor, Buongiorno si Bundetot, a preluat operarea berariei in februarie 2006 si a redeschis Caru’ cu Bere la opt luni distanta dupa numeroase renovari, restaurari si dotari cu echipamente moderne a bucatariei care au costat in total pana la 1,3 mil. euro.

 

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Caru’ cu Bere, construit in 1899 cu ajutorul unui imprumut ipotecar de Nicolae Mircea care venise din Ardeal in Bucuresti sa faca afaceri cu bere, a devenit la scurt timp locul de intalnire al oamenilor vremii, al pensionarilor din randul magistratilor, armatei sau literati, dar si al studentilor care primeau o masa gratuita pe zi. “Am pastrat multe scrisori pe care le-a primit bunicul de la parintii acelor studenti care doreau sa-i multumeasca pentru ajutorul de a-si tine copiii in scoala. Toti veneau sa bea o bere aici, iar angajatii aveau locuintele deasupra berariei. Lucrau la Caru’ cu Bere pana la pensie. Si familia mea a locuit aici din momentul in care a fost construita cladirea”, rememoreaza Nicolae Mircea, nepotul fondatorului Carului cu Bere, care ii poarta numele si care acum este proprietarul cladirii, alaturi de una dintre verisoarele sale. Nicolae Mircea mai coboara din cand in cand in restaurant, cand se afla in Bucuresti, comanda o cafea cu trei cutiute de lapte si se cufunda in muzica cantata live din restaurant. “Uneori parca sunt prea multi decibeli aici, mai ales in timpul programelor artistice”, observa Mircea in timp ce vorbeste despre atmosfera din Car de acum peste 60 de ani.

Caru’ cu Bere a fost mult mai mic la inceput, dar din 1926 a fost extins, construindu-se partea unde acum stau barul si scarile care duc la balcon. Deasupra sunt doua apartamente cu mai multe camere, care momentan sunt libere, dar care ar putea fi un butic hotel cu pana la 20 de camere, dupa parerea conducerii Trotter Prim, sau loc pentru diverse expozitii in viziunea boema a lui Nicolae Mircea. Povestile tatalui sau, Radu Mircea, care a preluat pentru o vreme conducerea restaurantului, i-au creionat lui Nicolae Mircea imaginea unei berarii in care “cheflii mai ramaneau dupa ora inchiderii si plecau pe usa din spate, unde de Craciun se facea o masa mare cu toti ospatarii care avea in capul mesei pe familia Mircea sau unde bacsisul se dadea dupa gradul de implicare. Oamenii stateau la coada sa fie asezati la masa unuia dintre cei mai vestiti chelneri si ii lasau bani in plus”.

in 1949 restaurantul a fost rechizitionat (masura exceptionala prin care un organ al administratiei de stat obliga pe cetateni la cedarea temporara a unor bunuri mobile sau imobile pentru nevoile statului), nu inainte ca familia Mircea sa fie obligata sa-si achite creditul ipotecar pe care il facusera in urma cu 50 de ani pentru constructia restaurantului.

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Caru’ cu Bere a devenit o cooperativa de pregatire a angajatilor din industria alimentara, care au ajuns sa locuiasca in apartamentele cladirii si sa lucreze in cadrul restaurantului.

Dupa prima renovare, din 1984, restaurantul a decazut. Operat de compania Trocadero, care mai detinea pe atunci restaurante ca Hanul lui Manuc sau Trocadero, cel care ulterior a devenit cazinou in zona Universitatii, unitatea a preluat o imagine prafuita. “O recenzie a acelei perioade spunea ca trebuie sa vizitezi neaparat la Caru’ cu Bere daca ajungi in Romania, dar sa nu stai, sa nu mananci aici. Gresia, care este facuta la Turda in 1920 si peste care au trecut milioane de oameni, a fost distrusa in unele parti. Ulterior am reusit sa o refacem, ba mai mult, am gasit intr-un depozit de la Hanul lui Manuc rezerve de gresie pe care le avem si acum. Placa are peste doi centrimetri inaltime si este colorata in profunzime pana jos. Peretii erau afumati, pe alocuri mucegaiti”, spune Daniel Mischie.

Mircea Nicolae caracterizeaza atmosfera acelei perioade ca fiind “trista”. “Ospatarii aveau la dispozitie un televizor in fata caruia stateau toata ziua in asteptarea clientilor. Restaurantul era gol de cele mai multe ori, insa.”

Demersurile pentru reintrarea in posesie au inceput din 1990, dupa noua ani s-a terminat procesul, Mircea Nicolae a fost recunoscut ca mostenitor, dar pana in 2006 a durat punerea in posesie a restaurantului. In momentul in care Dragos Petrescu si Daniel Mischie au preluat operarea restaurantului, Mircea Nicolae mai purta discutii cu alte companii care voiau sa preia spatiul. “Am primit oferte de milioane de dolari, dar Caru’ cu Bere nu este de vanzare. I-am ales pe cei doi sa opereze restaurantul pentru ca auzisem ca sunt tineri si sunt profesionisti”, spune Mircea, care a incheiat un parteneriat cu Trotter Prim pe 10 ani.

In 2006 a avut loc restaurarea restaurantului. “Nu am modificat absolut nimic. Peretii au trebuit in mare parte sa fie stersi si repictati dupa poze, recenzii de la Ministerul Culturii pentru ca erau mucegaiti sau pictati cu var. Mare parte din mobilier este cel din 1924 si unde este curbat este tocit de coate”, explica Mischie.

Opt luni a durat consolidarea restaurantului, pe santier lucrand 120 de muncitori. Pictorul (acelasi care a participat si la prima renovare), constructorii sau restauratorii au fost acreditati de Ministerul Culturii pentru a putea lucra la Caru’ cu Bere.

Din perioada comunista nu au mai pastrat aproape nimic, in afara de nea Ion, ospatar care lucreaza aici de peste 40 de ani. In varsta de 56 de ani, nea Ion a trecut de-a lungul timpului de la comanda tinuta minte la comanda scrisa pe carnetel, iar astazi lucreaza cu un POS. Nu prea s-a acomodat, “dar este o obligatie morala pentru noi ca nea Ion sa beneficieze de un tratament special”, dupa cum spune Mischie.

Acum localul este unul foarte cautat atat pentru atmosfera cat si pentru serviciile pe care le ofera.

Recomnadam sa faceti rezervare in prealabil:0726 282 373 Restaurant Caru cu Bere, zona centrul Vechi, Strada Stavropoleos 5

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Sarbatori Fericite!!

Si iata-ne in preajma Craciunului, in perioada cea mai frumoasa a anului, in luna cadourilor, in luna in care lumea freamata de zor si orasul e impodobit cu luminite frumos colorate, in luna in care zambetul e gratis si parca dam atentie mai mare celui de langa noi.

Ce facem in aceasta perioada in Bucuresti, pe langa sarmale, cozonaci, racituri.. ne mai si plimbam, sa mai vedem o piesa de sezon la teatru, un concert bun sau o bere cu prietenii sa mai destindem atmosfera…;)

Pe unde? Pai, avem targul de Craciun si avem spectacole.

 

Este o perioada incarcata de multa energie pozitiva si echipa EastComfort va ureaza Sarbatori Fericite si tot ce va doriti! Ganduri frumoase si fapte pe masura!

Craciun Fericit si Un An Nou plin de realizari si impliniri!

 

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Christmas in Bucharest/Romania

 

The tradition of Christmas carolling has been kept in Romania, where those who travel to the country’s villages get to see the ‘real’ carolling- and we’ll cover that later on. But there are ways to discover traditional Romanian carolling for those who stay in Bucharest too. Starting the first week of December, with a peak before Christmas, and in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, groups of carollers will start touring the neighbourhoods of Bucharest.

The Calusarii dance is a healing and protection ritual – in the countryside they would dance in people’s yards or on the street. The custom is still kept in more traditional Romanian villages, especially in the south of Romania.

There will also be groups of masked people in your neighborhood, and there will also be groups of kids singing a carol or two in front of your door. In the latter case, it is customary to give them some money (RON 1, 5 or 10 for each child, depending on how much you want to spend). You can also give them fruits and cookies, but most of the kids do this to raise money for Christmas presents nowadays, so they will be happier with money.

Examples of colinde with religious subject are “Astăzi s-a născut Hristos” (Today Christ Was Born), “O, ce veste minunată!” (Oh, What Wonderful News!), “Trei păstori” (Three Shepherds), “Trei crai de la rărărit“, “Steaua” (The Star) or “Sus la poarta Raiului” (Up at Heaven’s Gate). The first two ones talk about the Nativity of Jesus. The first one indicates people to pray for Jesus and thank him for being born while the other one informs us how Christ was born and praises Mary. The other ones tell the stories of the Three shepherds, Three Magi and of the Christmas star. The latter one, “Sus la poarta Raiului” is a portrait of the Manger during Jesus’ nativity.

Many folklore musicians covered, re-mastered or did renditions to those songs, some of them being well-known artists such as Maria Tănase. Beyond traditional music, mainstream artists have also involved themselves in Christmas culture. One example is Madrigal choir who covered over 20 carols. Ştefan Hruşcă is another Christmas music alumni who kicks off Christmas nationwide tours in late November yearly. He had also covered hundreds of songs and put them on at least three Christmas albums. Rock & Roll singer-songwriter and actor Ştefan Bănică, Jr. has a now-traditional concert series to honor Christmas, ever since 2002. They are called Împreună de Crăciun / Concert extraordinar de Craciun and take place at Sala Palatului in Bucharest. He also released a Christmas album including top ten smash hit “Doar o dată e Crăciunul” (Christmas Is Only Once)

 

 

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Holiday in the countryside

Holiday in the countryside

“I do not know how others are, but I, when I think about my birth place, parental Humulesti house on chimney tower where hermother is bound to end Sfar with motorcycles, carp guts playing with them on the hearth prichiciul humuit, which kept me going when I started gently, which I hid in the oven when we play new boys, the peek-a-boo and other games and toys filled with childish humor and charm, and now if I leap heart with joy! “(Ion Creanga)

All we remember with joy and excitement of the long summer holidays spent at my grandparents, where the games were fun and good will at home.

Why can not we now, after the years to relive those moments?

In Romania there are still villages which retains old customs and traditions, that we who are in town I had the opportunity to see with our eyes or to know all the secrets.

We left to do than to choose the location and how we spend our holidays. We have chosen to learn the mystery of pottery, weaving as women before the loom, as potcoveste a horse, how to make cheese and the list goes on.

Before starting off I would recommend to book a room at one of the pensions of  Brasov, and you can consult the offers valid for the weekend chosen.

PENSION MIRUNA

Point of interest

Moeciu village is situated in the center of the country at the southern tip of the county of Brasov,

between the Bucegi Massif, in Rucar Pass. Part of the unit’s geographic localities Bran. It is situated 30 km from Brasov county town, on Route 73 and includes six villages which merged in 1968: Moeciu Lower Moeciu Lower Key, road cart, Magura and Pestera.

Attractions:

Located just 10km from the famous Bran Castle, Moeciu lure tourists with its mountainous landscapes, with a light spread over gentle hills, over forests, meadows and over.
The enchanting landscape invites to hiking, strong fresh air at home, peace descends like the deep pine forests, the hills full of pens and “Hoda” (grazing during summer houses), and above all a sharp breath is to be found Bucegi.

For those who love outdoor movement can organize walking and hiking in the hills surrounding the Upper Moeciu, or even on routes in Bucegi, Padina and Cave Chalet Gutanu hunting, horse riding travel or leisure.
In winter there are ski slopes or slide and you can organize sleigh rides. You can also organize trips to Poiana Brasov, where there are ski trails designed to higher standards.
You can also arrange trout fishing games (May 15 to September 15), predator fish or hunting (wild boar, bears) in the season.

Activities

Tourists have the opportunity to participate in major fairs and festivals in the Bran:
– March – climbing the mountain sheep;
– June 24 – Summer Olympics Sirnea;
– June 29 – measuring milk, choosing the best breeder of animals;
– July 20 – Santilie;
– 25 to 26 July – Summer Fair Moeciu;
– October 25 – Fire of Sumedru;
– October – sheep’ll cry;

PENSION VALEA CARUNTEI

A proof that nice Breaza develop agrotourism, Romania, Hotel Valley is gray.

Here you get the 3 star comfort and various treatments.

It is located 100 km away from Bucharest, 15 km from Sinaia, DN1.

From Bucharest: National Road 1, immediately after entering Comarnic follow signs “Breaza” left over the bridge, then at approx. 500m, the second street on the right, “Valley of gray”
From Sinaia: DN1, before exiting the Comarnic follow signs “Breaza” right over the bridge, then at approx. 500m, the second street on the right, “Valley of gray”

Equipment:

5 double bedrooms with individual bathrooms, cable TV, central heating
Living room with fireplace 40 m², possibility to organize banquets, conferences, etc.. for about 35 people maximum
Kitchen
Internet – Access Point for wireless laptop connection
Cable TV
40 sqm + Terrace Grill
Floor Balcony
Garden of 5000 sqm at the forest edge
Parking in the courtyard (4 cars) + garage
Excellent conditions for the recovery / rest for children and seniors, the climate is mild, away from moisture and heat mountain plain

If these locations are not convinced you can choose others where you can fish or hike, or simply spend

the quiet moments in nature in an orchard where ambient music will be provided by the chirping of birds.

And to be truly successful leave, you can rent a car with EuroCars or rent a minibus from  Brasov,  if you are with friends. from one of our agencies in the country.

I hope to relive the old days of vacation!

Dracula? Ice Hotel? Camping?

Dracula? Ice Hotel? Camping?

The idea behind this article came to me after I heard about the hotel in the shape of a ping pong paddle in China. If the others can, why not us could?
And I started looking on the Internet hotels ‘odd’ or rather uncommon.

Dracula Hotel

And I first came to mind was the well known Hotel Dracula.
Just do nothing Romania is known worldwide for this name, Dracula. Tell them that foreigners are novel and the next question will be: Dracula?
Located in Bistrita-Nasaud, Piatra Fântânele be reached easily on the European road E58, DN17  (linking Transylvania and Moldova).
You can rent a car Cluj from EuroCars, with or without driver, or rent a minibus of  Bucharest, if you want to have a weekend with friends.  Arrive, after we rented a hotel room, I toured the hotel, which is arranged in anair that makes you think of knights and damsels.
“The hotel was built in 1983  (under the communist shape)  model ofmedieval castles. The hotel attracts tourists from around the world for both architecture and medieval household and beauty of places, this picturesque  Romanian  authenticnature, “guide told us the hotel while visiting the museum.
You will also get a surprise, that I will not divulge, because just being in that place, you really feel like Dracula “master” hotel.
General Features:
140 beds in 3 suites and 62 rooms with two beds
Sauna
Parking
Restaurant
Room facilities: bathroom, telephone, television
Spring, summer and fall trips can be made:

Magura Horse of Bistrita-Wah national highway, where it opens a wide panorama of coverage on Rodna, Suhard, Calimani to and over Giumalau (duration 4-5 hours);
Stone Fantanele rocky, with a beautiful view of the mountains. Access does not have difficulty (2 hours);
Zimbru Hill – belvedere (duration 3-4 hours).
In winter, trails are at your disposal and large land ski babyschi, partly sledges, is organizing and sleigh rides.

Think Cold Ice Hotel

But for those who love winter sports and loves the snow and ice, I thought the only ice hotel in Eastern Europe,
built in the heart of Fagaras Mountains, at Pension Cabana Balea Lac.

My problem is that the hotel’s shape changes from year to year and can not receive visitors than winter. This year the theme was building “Think Cold Ice Hotel.”

The total area of ​​the hotel building is about 650 square meters. The hotel has ten rooms, an Ice Bar, a Restaurant and an esplanade Ice exhibition of ice sculptures.
A night in the icy rooms cost 99 lei Balea Lac, and go for a double room price to 300 lei to which we add the menu, which still costs 250 lei.
Each room is named after a famous philosopher, Romanian or foreign, and each of them will be exposed to a brief overview of the philosopher whose name it bears room.For Ice Restaurant has prepared a new menu consisting of four dishes, snack and dessert will be served on ice plates, and those who wish to dine in the Ice Restaurant will enjoy a welcome cocktail.
The Complex “Ice Hotel 2010”, will not deprive the Church of ice in past seasons, the church has hosted several religious events, there is also a religious wedding.

Balea Lac search area is especially delight any enthusiast who rides through the mountain landscape and the existing choice of routes that are a real challenge. Lovely ambient environment makes possible the practice of extremely diverse recreational activities. In winter sports on skis (downhill, slalom, background, etc..) Is done on the many nature trails surrounding the lodge.
On the frozen surface of the lake (more than 4 ha.) Frozen bright areas are arranged for hockey, curling and skating.

Nomad Camping in Castle Field

And I added the top hostels camping strange nomadic Castle Field, Mures County.
Accommodation is in traditional Mongolian yurt, and the heating is by wood stoves.Iurtele are designed on the basis of existingexperiments in the way the rest to be healthy and restful. Spend a few days in this camp, and your return to civilization will be recreated mentally and positive energy.
The campsite has a restaurant with traditional dishes, specialties from the kitchen internatonal,
foods cooked in wood oven pizzas and specialties. In the spa to relax in the Jacuzzi hot tub spa, sauna and massage bed with jade stones.
Optional cart rides are horse-drawn sleigh or ski trips or saline in Sovata of mine.
Prices
Adult Rate Period
11/01/2010 to 12/23/2010 190 RON
Prices are of type: person / stay
Services included
– 2 nights accommodation
– Full board meals
– Unlimited access to the Jacuzzi hot tub, sauna, massage bed with jade stones
I hope I made you curious and going to relax and have fun at one of these holeturi and forget the city stress and daily problems.
Waiting for other suggestions, maybe you know another hotel?