Monday, September 19, 2011

The restaurant with a heart

Not only is it a restaurant with the most flowers I've seen for a while, but Moj Šešir , ('moy SHEH-sheer'/My Hat), is owned by Vlado Ilic, who has recently received official recognition for his humanitarian deeds. Mr. Ilic has helped many people who have been in need of some sort of aid by giving them money or food, and in the case of ladies who dine at his restaurant in very hot weather, a fan! After a lunch, he regularly treats guests to a dessert. He's given money to other small business owners to help them get back on their feet after a hardship.

I haven't eaten here, but will, and not just to get a fan... I think it's admirable that business owners have such a heart.

His restaurant is located in Skadarlija, Belgrade's former Bohemian quarter, that I showed you here in the winter.

12 comments:

Radmila said...

I have eaten there, and it was delish.

Juliette said...

Beautiful flowers galore and a wonderful spirit. Great picture and a wonderful story.

Dzoli said...

I would certainly eat there if I could.What a great man..wish therew were more like him..

Alexa said...

He would definitely get my business! What a beautiful spot—and the world could use more people like Moj.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How wonderful to think there are still people with such a generous spirit in the world and I'm sure there are even more. Don't think I've seen so many flowers in one spot before Bibi, lovely image and story.

Olivier said...

superbe ce restaurant avec toutes ces fleurs, le restaurant de l'amour

Luis Gomez said...

Great post Bibi!

Gaelyn said...

This guy is smart and kind. What a wonderful thing to do when ones business is doing well, helping others. Love all the flowers. Hope you'll give us a report about how the food is. And maybe a photo of your fan. ;)

Thérèse said...

I thought about a flower shop at first!
Such a good example!

Daryl said...

What a charming place .. I think the hostess is wearing a cowboy hat?

Patrick said...

THAT is what I call ambience!

barbarianthemadserb said...

My brother and I have eaten there many a time. Decor is superb. Food and staff are excellent. I make it a point every time I visit Serbia to go to this restaurant. Of course there is also this mysterious women who visits all those restaurants there and she sings and tells of the history of this particular area-just frosting on the cake in case you get lucky enough to see her. She has visited this restaurant a number of times.