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Romanian Food Festival | Festivalul Românesc in DC area
May 17 - May 19
From Romanians of DC newsletter:
The St. Andrew Romanian Orthodox Church has the pleasure of inviting you to a new edition of the Romanian Food Festival, which will take place on May 17-19 on their property situated at 9111 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the church and as such they hope to make this an unforgettable event, full of cultural and spiritual events, completed with culinary wonders and the opportunity to spend a few hours outdoors in their beautiful garden.
The festival will feature numerous Romanian culinary delights including: home-made sausages, grill-steaks, pork pastrami, the famous Romanian small skinless sausages called “mititei,” the traditional cabbage rolls with polenta (“mamaliga”), stuffed peppers, a variety of delicious soups, and many more. An assortment of vegetarian dishes will also be available. There will also be a great variety of home-made sweets including: cakes, cookies and other sweets cakes (“torte”), coffee-cakes, eclairs, “amandines, “cozonac,” cheese rolls, apple pies, cookies (“fursecuri”), pancakes, and many more. The bar will be well-stocked with a variety of distinct Romanian beer and wine assortments.
The festive and cheerful atmosphere will also be enhanced by the richness of the Romanian folk music and dances. Romanian and American dancers, artists and singers will delight the public throughout the duration of the festival with traditional folk dances from all regions of Romania, with well know songs and will teach a few dances. On Saturday, May 18 at 2 pm those present will also mark the Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse in Washington along with Andreea Tănăsescu, the Founder of La Blouse Roumaine Community and the creator of this global celebration! A small exhibition will display various Romanian handicrafts and folk costumes.
The Romanian spirituality will be present through the opportunity to visit the temporary church and to share the vision to build here, close to the Nation’s Capital, a Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, inspired by the 500-year old Moldovița Monastery Church, a UNESCO site.
A specially designed area will offer the children various field games, face painting, a bouncing-house, a petting-zoo garden, and many more activities and surprises. Entrance is $5 for adults and $3 for children and is valid for all three days of the festival.
St. Andrew Romanian Church
1607 23rd Street, NW, Washington, DC