Only one month after the coronation, King Charles came to Romania. The scenery, the food and the people are just some of the things that won the monarch’s heart. During the few days of vacation, she visited his favorite places and enjoyed Romanian dishes. Among these, the zacusca de Covasna was not missing.
For a few days, King Charles retreated to Romania, more precisely to Valea Zălanului. The monarch spent beautiful moments in the company of locals and tourists. During the visit, he also organized a picnic. All the villagers and tourists who were in the area were invited to it. If only a few families participated on Saturday, dozens of people participated the next day. Those present had the opportunity to shake the king’s hand.
King Charles did not limit himself to a simple greeting but also spoke to the world. A few jokes also made their way among the discussions. Also, King Charles declared himself fascinated by the multitude of medicinal plants that can be found in Romania. Not only his behavior aroused admiration, but also the outfit he chose. This was an extremely simple and unsophisticated one.
“That’s what the king said, that there are as many medicinal plants in one square meter as there are in one hectare in England, and that’s why he likes it,” said Eva Blega, a local, according to stirileprotv.ro
What did King Charles eat during the visit?
Not only medicinal plants impressed the king, but also Romanian dishes. During the few days he stayed in Romania, he opted for a diversified menu. Thus, he could fully enjoy these dishes. Covasna zacusca, mature cheese or pickles were not missing from the monarch’s menu. Moreover, he apparently also had a special request for the village priest.
“I have been the village priest for a year and the king asked me if I have church wine. I told him I had, so I prepared some bottles for him. We brought some sweets to make us feel good and the congratulations from the Roman Catholic priests of Transylvania”, said the priest, according to Adevărul.
Many Romanians wonder how much King Charles was willing to pay for these dishes. Prices start from 8 lei and can reach up to 90 lei. In total, for this dream menu, King Charles paid approximately 225 lei.
- Zacuscă de Covasna – 18 lei / jar
Covasna cheese – 47 lei / kg
Ripened cheese – 87 lei / kg
Homemade pie – 8 lei
Valea Zălanului pickles – 11 lei / jar
Rhubarb jam – 22 lei / jar
Bee honey from Valea Zălanului – 18 lei / jar
Church wine – 14 lei / liter