Croatian Embassy Celebration of Music, Wine, and Cuisine with a Tribute to Nikola Tesla Featuring Special Test Rides in a Tesla
Enjoy a delightful evening at the Embassy of Croatia with special test rides in a Tesla, the world's most technologically sophisticated car incorporating Nikola Tesla's electric motor technology. Also enjoy a dinner buffet of Croatian cuisine and wine.

Event Date

Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Event Address

Embassy of Croatia
2343 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

Business or Cocktail Attire Requested.

Event Description

The International Club of DC and the Embassy of Croatia cordially request the pleasure of your company at the Croatian Embassy for a dinner reception and delightful evening of Croatian culture, music, wine, and cuisine on the occasion of the 161st anniversary of the birth of Croatian-born scientist Nikola Tesla. This is a wonderful opportunity to Discover Beautiful Croatia, "Land of a Thousand Islands," as you meet other guests and enjoy live music performances.

We are pleased to announce that Tesla will be on hand to present attendees with special test rides in a Tesla, the world's most sophisticated car incorporating Nikola Tesla's electric motor technology. Please note that you will be offered test rides in a Tesla with other guests and the vehicles will be driven by Tesla personnel. You may schedule personal test drives with Tesla at a future time if you would like to drive one yourself. The event will go ahead rain or shine.

Discover the beauty of Croatia: mild climate, crystal clear warm sea, beautiful beaches, virgin nature, all combined with the rich history and cultural heritage of the Croatian people. Your evening features a dinner buffet feast of traditional Croatian delicacies as well as the opportunity to meet Croatians who are ICDC members while you discover a country rich in culture and history.

The embassy staff will be on hand to provide information about the history, future, and tourism. You will also see a movie that offers an overview of the beautiful land, culture, and people that make up Croatia as well as tour the embassy’s rare collection of beautiful paintings and artistic pieces.

:: Experience Tesla for 24 hours
While onsite you will have the chance to enter to experience a Tesla Model S for 24 hours!  

:: Dinner Menu (subject to change) ::                               
Enjoy a buffet of Croatian delicacies as you enjoy your evening. White wine will be served to guests attending the event but red wine will not be served due to operational considerations at the Embassy.

Zagrebacki Odrezak
Zagreb Schnitzel Steak - chicken cutlets stuffed with and cheese & ham and deep fried coated in breadcrumbs.

Traditional Croatian summer dish of oven-baked meat and vegetable stew.

Cevapcici, Ajvar, Homemade Bread 
Traditional minced meat mini-sausages with roasted red peppers dip

Croatian Veal Stew with Gnocchi 

Croatian Cheese, Spinach, Potato and Meat Pies 

Croatian Seafood Salad (shrimp, calamari, octopus, and scallops)

Assorted Cheese and Fruit

Mediterranean Summer Salad with Tomato, Cucumber, Peppers, and Red Shallot

String Bean Salad with Parsley

Fruit and desserts will be presented after dinner

:: Please Note

Space for this very special event is limited and we expect the event to sell out. Please reserve your tickets now. Kindly note that the event is expected to be very popular and there will be many other guests to enjoy the event with you at the Embassy of Croatia. Subsequently the event is not a seated event and is presented as a stand up reception so you can walk around the embassy, meet other guests, and enjoy the many facets of the event. The Embassy of Croatia and the International Club of DC Inc. are not responsible for the Tesla test rides or the Tesla raffle, as the test rides and the Tesla raffle are presented directly by Tesla.


  No Tickets are currently available. For additional assistance, please contact us.

Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable. The current ticket prices are listed above. Please note that ticket prices are subject to increase as we approach the commencement of the event and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as space is limited.

The International Club of DC Thanks Our Sponsors

Event Agenda (May change)

7:00 PM *Event Commences
~ Test rides offered in a Tesla
~ Croatian wine served at the open bar
~ Dinner buffet of Croatian cuisine
~ Learn about Croatia and Nikola tesla while interacting with Embassy staff
9:00 PM Event Concludes 

* Due to the large number of guests expected, we will open doors and commence admission starting at 6:30 PM.


Please note that parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the embassy. The Embassy of Croatia is close to the Du Pont Circle Metro on the Red line.

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.

Event Notes

The inventor, electrical engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla was born on July 10 1856 in the village of Smiljan, Croatia. Best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system, Tesla’s scientific legacy touches upon many more aspects of modern life and technology. In order to preserve and promote the character and work of Nikola Tesla, a “Memorial Center Nikola Tesla" was opened in Smiljan, Croatia on July 10, 2006.

Tesla was founded in 2003, and in 2012, the company launched Model S, the world’s first premium electric sedan. Built from the ground up to be 100 percent electric, Model S has redefined the very concept of a four-door car.

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