While Albania is a far cry from a foodie destination, there's plenty of good dining to be had in towns both big and small. For a top-notch experience, your best bet is to dine traditionally. Several culinary influences converge here—Turkish, Italian, Greek, and Slavic—but meat dishes carry the day, with a marked inclination toward grilling. Lamb is a particular specialty; goftë (spiced lamb croquettes) and the ubiquitous kebabs are popular forms. Fresh seafood is plentiful, and copious salads can be found on most menus. You'll never lack for coffee; served Turkish style, this strong, heady brew is the national drink.