11th traditional manifestation “Drina Fish Pot” was organized on 20th September in Visegrad on the plateau next to the famous Mehmet pasha Bridge, protected as a UNESCO world heritage site and contributed to the promotion of the touristic image of the Visegrad municipality. This regional event which was organized by the Tourist Organization of Visegrad, brought together participants from municipalities from the Drina river banks from Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as neighboring municipalities from Serbia. It contributed to promotion of historical and cultural heritage, as well as traditional gastronomy offer of the cross border region “Drina-Tara”.
Fourteen teams with sixty participants from Visegrad (Bosnia and Herzegovina), from Vrnjacka Banja, Lucani, Uzice, Pozega (Serbia) and from Slovakia competed in making the fish pot soup using fresh fish from the Drina River.
The first prize won the team “Pojma” from Lucani, Serbia and other two prizes teams from Visegrad. Visitors of the event had a chance to taste the fish specialties prepared by the participants and by the main chief of Hotel “Andricev konak” from Visegrad.
Director from Tourism Organization of Visegrad suggested that this manifestation should be called “Visegrad Fish soup” as a unique gastronomy brand which will be offered on a daily menu in Visegrad restaurants.
This activity is part of the EU funded project: “Fostering regional cooperation and balanced territorial development of Western Balkan countries in the process towards EU integration” implemented by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe.