The International Club of DC, with the cooperation of the Embassy of Bulgaria, cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an enchanting evening of Bulgarian culture, wine, dance, and cuisine at the Embassy of Bulgaria. Discover Bulgaria and the culture of a civilization spanning a thousand years. Come by yourself or with friends for a wonderful opportunity to discover Bulgaria through all your senses!
:: Authentic dinner buffet feast of Bulgarian Delicacies
:: Taste Bulgarian wine served at the open bar
:: Traditional folk dance performance by Bulgarian folk dance ensemble "Zharava"
:: Meet other internationally-minded professionals
:: Learn about travel to Bulgaria
:: Meet the embassy staff
His Excellency Ambassador Tihomir Stoychev, the Bulgarian Ambassador to the US is expected to welcome guests attending the event pending schedule availability.
The evening includes welcome remarks and an overview of Bulgaria, Bulgarian culture, geography, and tourism. Feast on a buffet of traditional Bulgarian delicacies prepared especially for you by the embassy caterer along with wine served at the open bar. This is also a great opportunity to meet diplomatic personnel at the embassy as well as International Club of DC members in attendance. Space is limited.
Bulgarian Folk Dance Performance by Zharava:
Zharava’s mission is to preserve the rich Bulgarian folk-dance tradition, and to enhance the awareness of Bulgarian folk arts. The Artistic Director of Zharava is a longtime professional folk dance instructor and choreographer, Desi Jordanoff. Zharava's mission is to educate people and create community through the experience of Bulgarian folklore.
Enjoy a Dinner Buffet of Traditional Bulgarian Delicacies (Menu subject to change)
Banitsa ~ Bulgarian cheese and spinach pies.
"SIRENE" ~ Bulgarian feta cheese and Bulgarian bread.
Ljutenica ~ Uniquely Bulgarian delicacy of roasted Peppers, tomatoes, carrot, onions, condiments, & eggplant.
Ovcharska Salata ~ Bulgarian Shepherd's Salad (vegetables and tomatoe salad topped with crumbled feta cheese).
Wine Kebab with Veal
Monastery Gyuvech ~ Mixed pork and vegetable stew.
Bulgarian Grilled Meat ~ Bulgarian ground pork spiced patties, called “kebapcheta” and “kyufteta”
Feta Cheese (Bulgarian SIRENE) Stuffed Peppers with "Sarmi" rice along with ground meat stuffed vine leaves
Chocolate Cheesecakes and Apricot Roll
Please note that the event is presented for you to walk around the embassy, meet ICDC members, as well as embassy staff during the dinner reception, as you discover Bulgaria. Kindly note that though there will be limited seating, the event is not presented as a seated function. The event will be presented rain, shine, or snow.