Day 2: Gastronomic experience including edible pictures and fabulous dinner at Asconi winery
The day will begin with Chisinau city tour. Chisinau is the main administrative, scientific and cultural centre of Moldova. During the tour, you will discover pieces of history and culture of the city such as the Nativity of Christ Cathedral, the Bell Tower, the Arch of Triumph, the Monument of Stephen the Great, etc.
Next, you will visit the Eco Local Farmers Market where you will have the opportunity to try and buy high-quality biological products directly from local farmers and producers such as nuts, almonds, honey, greens of various kinds, fruits and vegetables grown in the most ecological conditions.
You will have lunch at the restaurant Complement whose chef, along with the freshest ingredients, each time draws on the plate edible pictures, such as duck breast Magret with berry sauce.
After lunch, you will visit Bucuria shop - Moldova's national chocolate factory shop that offers a variety of sweets from candies, chocolate, marmalade, jellies, etc. Also, you will visit Casa Cristea Showroom where you will discover the genuine national costume.
The last stop of the day will be at Asconi winery founded in 1994 and located in Puhoi village. This is a family-owned winery, whose foundation is a long-standing tradition and experience in the production of Moldovan wine. The winery achieved a lot due to modern wine making technologies. Nowadays at Asconi estate European varieties are grown, but special attention is paid to indigenous varieties such as Rara Neagra, Feteasca, etc. One of the features of Asconi winery is that they pick up the grapes mechanically at night when the grapes are still cold. During the excursion and wine tasting at the winery you will be able to discover the wonders of this place. Asconi is famous for its most delicate stewed rabbit served with vegetables from the fire and during dinner, you will be able to taste this fabulous dish.
Duck breast Magret with berry sauce at Complement restaurant