We chose a restaurant in Fier-just about 45 minutes drive north of Vlore. We had heard that they could serve a real steak! We were really looking forward to that! Mishe Vici, or Beef Meat, is really veal here. The calves are butchered very young and it just doesn't taste the same. So--on to Fier!
We started our meal with a Greek Salad and Bruschetta. The vegetables are fresh and so tasty here. The beginning of the meal was all that we'd hoped for. The service was great, and since we came early-we had the whole restaurant to ourselves! Everything was going according to plan, but we were both waiting for the steak--would it be like the steaks at home in America?
It wasn't long before we knew the truth. The steak was attached to a bone, which was promising, but the steak was only about 3/8" thick. After only one bite I felt sure that this steak had come from a very old milk cow, not the yummy beef we enjoy at home. Oh, well. It was a great night anyway!