The mountain Lukavica and the place of Luka Bojovic this year was the gathering place of all those who like to enjoy the beautiful nature, but also traditional dishes. The eco-camp "Tomić" NGO "Morakovo" organized the manifestation "Tasting of traditional dishes of Krs region" for the second consecutive year. The region Krs includes four municipalities from Montenegro, Niksic, Herceg Novi, Kotor and Tivat and 22 from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
"The aim of the event is to promote traditional dishes from the region Krs, as well as the tourist valorization of the eastern part of the Niksic municipality, which is Zupa hollow with surrounding katuni and parts of neighboring municipalities Kolasin and Danilovgrad. All this will greatly contribute to the economic development of the municipality of Niksic. However, the main goal is to connect the people of the region," said Marina Kovacevic from NGO "Morakovo".
And that people are around the table is the right example of the mentioned manifestation.
Barbeque Lukavica (Photo: Svetlana Mandic)
Ilija Runjevac, the chef of "Slow Food" in Trebinje, did not hide the pleasure that the visitors of the event will be able to taste the beans “poljak”.
"It is specific and characteristic to Herzegovina and was almost extinct. This bean has plenty of minerals and proteins and it does not bloat as the other beans, so its qualities are very good for the body. The beans got its name per Petar’s files near Trebinje where it was planted. It's best served with dried meat, but it's also very tasty as fasting food. It is a beautiful ambience, people are in the mood and I hope that they will enjoy the culinary specialties," said Runjevac.
He received help from Darija Radusinovic, a six-year-old from Niksic, who realized by the smell that she needs to see Trebinje’s table.
"I helped the chef prepare the best dish. I want it to be fantastic and that everyone tastes how good it is to eat," said the cook.
Ivan Micek, son-in-law of Niksic, originally from Slovenia, who has been living in the city under Trebjesa for more than three decades, took care of the "domestic table”.
"This year, in the mobile kitchens used by the former JNA, we are preparing a colorful bean, goulash (stew) and cabbage (rastan). The organizers of the event decided not to change the chef, so I do not know if it was for the meals or the cooks. The hardest thing is preparation and the cooking itself is easy," Micek said.
Joel Tuil from Paris, who came with his wife Vladana Bajovic and his six-year-old daughter, Sasa Bajovic Tuil, confirmed that he was rightly entrusted with a mixing spoon.
"We come to Montenegro every year and I always try to taste new specialties. Last year I had an excellent “kacamak” right here. Now I have the opportunity to try the beans. It is great. And the French are preparing similar beans. I hope that I will have a chance to come again next year and try another dish," said the Parisian.
Gordana Radovanovic, from Trebinje's “Slow Food”, said that they are a branch of the world movement that promotes the preservation of local food, especially autochthonous products threatened to be extinct. She said that attention should be focused on small producers and domestic products.
The manifestation, which gathered a large number of guests this year, was opened by the Vice President Sonja Nikcevic, who said that events like this contribute to the development of tourist destinations, and especially encourages the fact that many young people visit them.
Among the visitors were also three boys, Vuk, Bozidar and Ivan who came to Lukavica on horses and captured the visitor's attention.
Text by Svetlana Mandic, on July 20th, 2019, read more at Vijesti