As Serbia has no sea access but boasts a rich network of rivers and streams, we chose only to serve freshwater fish. The big problem is that at the same speed with which Belgrade, Novi Sad and other cities were being built, the rivers became more and more polluted. Some fish that were in abundance are no longer available – due to the fishing ban, and some are of very poor quality – due to river pollution.
Sterlet is a prehistoric fish, which was a symbol of the power of many Belgrade restaurants, but nowadays the ban on fishing is in force throughout the year. This delicious fish, on which many of our ancestors grew up, is supplied by Ivan – the owner of the aqua circulation system, which functions by supplying water from wells at a depth of 104 m, and whose fish goes through an extremely controlled production process.
Ivan also supplies us with perch from the Danube, but not from any part. Our persh comes from Golubac, a Serbian town close to the border with Romania. Here the Danube is at its deepest, and having already gone through the Đerdap dam it is filtered of a lot of pollution that can be found upstream.
Our trout comes from Neretva and Tara – where the ratio of oxygen and food in the water is ideal for this species.