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Gastronomy - Traditional Romanian Food

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Chef Nico Lontras

Romanian traditions transformed into culinary art

“Food is a love that we explore throughout our lives. A love that grows and is nourished by your history, ethnicity, location and family. ” Chef Nico Lontras

Nico Lontras started his career 23 years ago, 20 of which he spent in northern Europe.

In 2003 he won Chef of the Year in Ireland, the country he represented in two international competitions, where he received two gold medals. He worked for seven years in Estonia, where he founded an association of chefs, then in Norway, where he took over a mediocre restaurant which he raised to the highest rank of European gastronomy. He has completed internships in Iceland and Spain. He thus had the opportunity to work with chefs from all countries, especially in international fine dining restaurants.

When he returned to Romania, he reached the Top Chef cooking contest final. This experience connected him to the gastronomic scene at home. That’s how he decided to devote himself to the reinterpretation of Romanian cuisine, this “treasure that must be preserved and developed”.

Chef Johnny Șușală

From passion to perfection

“In order to become a chef, you have to go through a very difficult path, it’s not about appearing on television, but about knowing the basics of cooking.” Chef Johnny Șușală

Chef Johnny Șușală, an autodidactic perfectionist, has reinvented himself permanently, in over 20 years of experience, during which time he has worked with famous chefs such as Gordon Ramsey.

Passionate about gastronomy and reviving old recipes, ambitious and dedicated, Johnny is a chef who puts his soul into everything he creates, making the most of his passion and talent. Interested in simple and authentic tastes, each dish that comes out of his hands is of perfect finesse, with the greatest attention to every detail.

The beginning of his career was marked by a special moment that Johnny remembers with great joy. Maestro Gheorghe Dinică, delighted by what Johnny had cooked for him, shook his hand firmly and said: “Kid, you’re going to be great!”.

Chef Johnny Șușală

From passion to perfection

“In order to become a chef, you have to go through a very difficult path, it’s not about appearing on television, but about knowing the basics of cooking.” Chef Johnny Șușală

Chef Johnny Șușală, an autodidactic perfectionist, has reinvented himself permanently, in over 20 years of experience, during which time he has worked with famous chefs such as Gordon Ramsey.

Passionate about gastronomy and reviving old recipes, ambitious and dedicated, Johnny is a chef who puts his soul into everything he creates, making the most of his passion and talent. Interested in simple and authentic tastes, each dish that comes out of his hands is of perfect finesse, with the greatest attention to every detail.

The beginning of his career was marked by a special moment that Johnny remembers with great joy. Maestro Gheorghe Dinică, delighted by what Johnny had cooked for him, shook his hand firmly and said: “Kid, you’re going to be great!”.

The two put their personal touch and signature on the Casa Timiș gastronomy by reinterpreting the traditional Romanian and international dishes, to fine dining standards.

They bring harmoniously balanced flavors and colors to the plate. Their dishes honor the seasonal ingredients, to which they try to conserve the nutrients, for a perfect taste and a state of well-being that lasts as long as possible.

>A restaurant with selected wines and a traditional gourmet menu

Casa Timiș houses a wine cellar with selected wines, complemented by a traditional menu, interpreted in a gourmet spirit. The simple and natural ingredients are combined with the sophisticated ones, creating a unique palette of tastes and flavors that have the gift of making you enjoy fresh food, cooked with love and skill.

We want to raise gastronomy to the level of art and to have the opportunity to fall in love with the authentic Romanian taste. The expression of a nation and its entire history are the essence of this restaurant. The menu, born as an extension of the past, will delight you with exquisite dishes, in a fairy tale setting.

Casa Timiș Restaurants

Romanian traditions transformed into culinary art

“Food is a love we explore all our lives. A love that feeds and develops with your history, ethnicity, region and family. ” says Chef Nico Lontras, who began his career 23 years ago, spending 20 years in northern Europe.

In 2003 he was named Chef of the Year in Ireland, the country he represented in two international competitions, from where he returned with two gold medals. He continued his activity for seven years in Estonia, where he founded an association of chefs, then in Norway, but he also did internships in Iceland and Spain. He thus had the opportunity to work with chefs from all countries, especially in restaurants with international fine dining specialties.

When he returned to Romania, after reaching the Top Chef final, an experience that connected him to what was happening in Romania at that time on the gastronomic scene, he dedicated himself to the reinterpretation of Romanian cuisine and is currently known for this direction. passion and which is based on the belief that Romanian gastronomy is a treasure that must be preserved and developed.

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