Embassy of Bulgaria Dinner Feast and celebration of Bulgarian Culture with Folk Dance Performance
Enjoy an enchanting evening of Bulgarian culture as you meet other internationally-minded professionals. Discover Bulgaria and the culture of a civilization spanning a thousand years.

Event Date

Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Event Address

Embassy of Bulgaria
1621 22nd Street NW
Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

Business or cocktail attire requested. The event will be presented rain, shine or snow and we look forward to welcoming you to the Embassy of Bulgaria regardless of the weather.

Event Description

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.

Event Agenda (May change)

7:00 PM Admission Commences

Welcome Remarks
Dinner Reception
Sample Bulgarian cuisine and wine

9:00 PM Event Concludes


Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.