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