New Year’s Ritual

The last day of the year for dit’ e nat’ has always been about reflection, compassion, love and a perfect reason for some wild day party. Therefore, few years ago we started a ritual – our musician friends who have honored us playing during the past months begin the city’s celebration early on the 31st of December at  1PM and play for six hours straight!

This time we’ll start with a Jazz Trio – Fatjon Miftaraj (piano), Visar Kuçi (guitar) & Enes Bajramliqi (drums) then continue with some hip-hop by Taste2 & Goblenët and wrap up Nezafete Shala & Family.

See you soon & may all your wishes come true!

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“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

~T.S. Eliot~

The Avocado and Orange Flirt!

Eating salads during summertime must be one of the most refreshing and guilt-free experiences – greens are low in fat and calories, and also don’t contain cholesterol. During the winter though, salads continue to be a part of our menu but change their role by becoming our main defence against viruses, mobilizing our often fragile bodies with minerals and vitamins.
Our avocado and orange salad is a subtle composition of greens, red pepper and honey-mustard sauce – this magical combination seems to flirt successfully with both seasons by always keeping us in the sunny side!

See you for lunch!

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Electrifying Jazz Trio Playing Tonight!

This trio has a powerful chemistry! Ilir and Enes are shadows of one another, continuously backing up or chasing very inspired improvisations; while Dugi uses this bed as trampoline to jump in!

It has been awhile since we listened to them last – Ilir Bajri (piano), Enes Bajramliqi (drums), Dukagjim Muhaxheri (saxophone).

See you tonight, please don’t wear a tie 🙂

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The Complete Novels of Joyce on SALE


This week James Joyce’s hardcover novel collection is on sale! It is comprised of his most important works: Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.

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Now for ONLY 10 euros

James Joyce was an Irish novelist and a poet, considered one of the most influential modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.
His innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue; he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions.

Love loves to love love – this must be one of the most beautiful examples of it.

Thai Salad

Oscar Wilde said that to make a good salad you have to be a great diplomat because everything depends from the balance between the oil and vinegar.

Historically salads had a peripheral role on the table even though they were a part of it. This isn’t true only about our culture – it’s a worldwide phenomena.  The first recipe book on salads was published ONLY by the end of the XIX century.

Today however, salad is a part of every meal. As a result, various styles of making them are traveling in people’s plates worldwide. Now we think much more about texture, color and taste but above all – health. The dit’ e nat’ Thai Salad seems to meet all the above requirements: green salad, mushrooms, carrots, tomatoes and sweet chilly sauce.

See you for lunch ♥

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The Cat at Dit’ e Nat’

Dit’ e nat’ has often hosted writer’s groups, and from time to time people would share with us their work. We have been pleasantly surprised to receive a poem by Leslie Saunders who had been to Kosovo and served for Save the Children till 2011 – during this time she was also writing. “The Cat at Dit’ e Nat'” was inspired by us and our town. Enjoy!

The Cat at Dit’ e Nat’
for the friends I left behind

Today I’ll drink a tiny hot espresso,
leave my lipstick on the doll-size china,

I’ll buy The Little Prince, his Sahara
an volcanos, me muzika dhe lulja

at Lulishte I’ll choose four pale rose
for Flora because it’s December,

and make a good luck wish or two
for the next Prime Minister Mimoza,

I’ll learn new sounds like vetëvendosje,
ahtisaari, më vjen keq and mirëdita

I’ll leave the melancholy Garbo on her shelf,
skim the pop-up book of new Prishtina,

I’ll cry so no-one hears me,
I’ll sing along the barmen’s sha-la-la,

I’ll stroke the ginger cat at Dit’ e Nat’
because it’s December me muzika, me lulja

LESLIE SAUNDERS

Dit’ e Nat’:  ‘Day and Night’, a bookshop/cafe/bar in Prishtina

lulja: flower

muzika: music

Lulishte: name of a florist shop in Prishtina

Mimoza:  Mimoza Kusari-Lila, AKR candidate in the Kosovan general election 2010

Vetëvendosje: ‘self-determination’, a Kosovan political party which opposes the UN presence there and campaigns for the complete independence of Kosovo/a

Ahtisaari: the Ahtisaari plan, named after UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari, was the 2007 draft settlement designed to resolve Kosovo/a’s status, establish justice and governance systems and processes, and protect non-Albanian minorities

më vjen keq: I’m sorry

mirëdita: good afternoon

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Fifty Shades Trilogy on SALE

The Fifty Shades of Gray, Darker and Freed Trilogy must have been the most criticized contemporary literary work of our time. However, it achieved a commercial success and a cult following. “The explosion of interest has taken me completely by surprise” says the writer E.L. James.

The trilogy traces the complex relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism are just some of the layers that encompass the journey of this unconventional couple.

If you’re into exploring the kinky side, then some answers might be hidden in this trilogy which is on SALE from now on!

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Now for only 45.00 euros

Crunchy Sandwich

The beauty of vegetarian sandwiches is that they are guilt-free masterpieces that are as filling and tasty as their meaty counterparts once done right. Best of all, they allow a lot of creativity, and some of the most delicious recipes can be derived from the simplest ingredients.
Have you ever tried our Crunchy Sandwich made of zucchini covered in corn flakes, red paprika, mixed greens, served in ciabatta bread? If not, then you have to!

See you for lunch ♥

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