Hi, I’m Jasmina.
I’m passionate about cooking and through it sharing my Croatian Hungarian heritage. I grew up in Subotica (former Yugoslavia, currently in Serbia) watching and helping my mother to prepare all the food. There is a rich array of tastes and textures - and us being a practical people, a reliance on whatever’s fresh and local. We grew up in a time before western fast food, when every woman had to learn how to cook. It’s a serious business to create a nourishing menu for the family, who were often working hard across day and night shifts, both men and women. On Sundays in the countryside there were feasts for the extended family where all our efforts were on display, and some prepared days in advance.
In Australia its now an easier life but I love to work hard for the food still. My family all help out with the Palačinke and we enjoy the social side of it too. It’s nice to greet returning customers week after week and to get to know them better. I feel good to be a part of their life and to add something positive, pleasant and healthy to an event.
Every week I go out and select the best fresh ingredients I can find, which is not always easy these days with shortages and surprises. Most of the menu is traditional from my country and we cook everything on the spot in front of you. So we can make any combination that takes your fancy, and you can see it’s all fresh and clean. Of course we offer vegan and gluten free options as well, plus sweet and savoury.
So come and try our Palačinke! We’re pretty sure you’ll like it and be back for more,
The first mentioning of Subotica in written documents dates from 1391, however it has been established that people inhabited these territories even 3000 years ago. The fate of Subotica was clearly defined by its position between Europe and Asia, whilst, historically, it was between two opposing forces – the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires. Frequent migrations resulted in a diverse population, such as Serbs, Hungarians , Germans, Slovaks, Jews, Bunjevci and Greeks…
The rulers and the names of the city changed quite often. Since its first name: Zabatka given in 1391, the city's name has changed more than 200 times, however the most known ones are Szent – Maria, Maria-Theresiopolis, Szabadka and Subotica.
In 1779 Empress Maria Theresa of Austria proclaimed it to be a Free Royal Town. This status made Subotica (then called Maria-Theresiopolis) one of the three major free cities in the Kingdom, along with Vienna & Budapest.
Subotica developed into a modern central European city by the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.