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Croatian culture and food to be celebrated in New Orleans area

Croatian culture and food to be celebrated in New Orleans area

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Croatian culture and food will be celebrated for one day next month in the New Orleans area of the United States.

Hosted by the Croatian American Society, the 2nd Annual Croatian Culture & Food Experience will take place on Saturday, 26th March 2022 in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

Croatian culture and food to be celebrated in New Orleans area

(Photo: Croatian American Society)

The event will feature the best fresh local seafood such as raw and charbroiled oysters, fried shrimp and fried oysters. Croatian favorites served will include grilled calamari, grilled sardines, spit roasted lamb, čevapčići, prosciutto, cheeses, and a multitude of Croatian desserts.

Croatian culture and food to be celebrated in New Orleans area

(Photo: Croatian American Society)

Drinks served will include Croatian beer and wines along with a local favorite – Tako Toddies. 

Croatian culture and food to be celebrated in New Orleans area

(Photo: Croatian American Society)

Cultural attractions include Croatian kolo dance performances by local Croatian ladies. In the clubhouse (Konoba) there will be cultural videos, historical displays, needle work displays, Croatian cooking demonstrations, and travel information for Croatia.

Croatian culture and food to be celebrated in New Orleans area

(Photo: Croatian American Society)

Featured entertainment will be the Klapa Balatura Opuzen returning again from Croatia, accordion player Damir Radov. Local  musicians performing are Jakov Jurisić and the Rachael and Josh Riley Duo.

Croatian culture and food to be celebrated in New Orleans area

(Photo: Croatian American Society)

Special guests attending this year will be the Ambassador from the Republic of Croatia in the USA, Pjer Šimunović, and Croatian Consul General Sanja Laković, based in Chicago.

Croatian culture and food to be celebrated in New Orleans area

(Photo: Croatian American Society)

2022 Croatian American Culture & Food Experience

Saturday,  March 26th (one day only)
Jesuit Bend 14044 Hwy 23 Belle Chasse, LA 70037
11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Admission to the festival is free.

Croatian culture and food to be celebrated in New Orleans area

(Photo: Croatian American Society)

For more information contact Ana Simic or John Tesvich at [email protected]    croatianamericansociety.com

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