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Celebrating 25 years of Slovenia: Embassy Slovenia Concert, Dinner Reception and Wine Tasting of Fine Slovenian Wine with the Ambassador of Slovenia

  • Embassy of Slovenia 2410 California Street NW Washington DC 20008 (map)

Event Date

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Event Address

Embassy of Slovenia
2410 California Street

Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

Business or cocktail attire requested. The event will be presented rain, shine or snow.

 

Event Description

The International Club of DC, with the cooperation of the Embassy of Slovenia, cordially request the pleasure of your company for an enchanting evening of culture, art, music, cuisine, and wine from Slovenia, to celebrate 25 years of independence featuring welcome remarks by the Ambassador of Slovenia, Ambassador Dr. Božo Cerar.



This is a wonderful opportunity to discover Slovenia through all your senses while meeting diplomats and ICDC members! The evening starts with a classical music performance by London-based Slovenian flautist, who is also a first prize winner of the International Flute Competition in Picardie, France. His performance will be followed by presentation by acclaimed sommelier Andreja Košir Gažovic, who will introduce a selection of fine Slovenian wines, awarded at the 2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in New York. The wines will be matched with exquisite Slovenian food from different regions of the country.

The musical program will include compositions by young Slovenian composers Nejc Kuhar and Nina Šenk as well as highlights from the classical repertoire by Telemann, Debussy, Paganini and Bach.

George Philip Telemann: Fantasia
Claude Debussy: Syrinx
Nejc Kuhar: Sonatino
Nina Šenk: Pushing Forward II
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonata for flute solo
Paganini: Caprice No.24

Please note that space at the Embassy of Slovenia is limited and we expect this event to sell out in advance. Please reserve your tickets soon before we are sold out!

:::: Dinner Buffet of Slovenian Delicacies:
Enjoy an exquisite selection of Slovenian delicacies prepared especially for you by the embassy caterer.

Karst Prosciutto on Melon Spread
The Karst region in Slovenia is well known for its rubin red Teran wine and Karst prosciutto ham.

Carniolian Sausages
Geographically protected Carniolian Sausage or kranjska klobasa is one of the most popular pork sausages in Slovenia.

Belokranjska Pogaca Salted Bread
Slovenia’s southern province of Bela Krajina is known as a land of sun-drenched vineyards and birch forests.
Belokranjska pogaca is a type of flatbread topped with a layer of caraway, eggs, and sea salt.

Ljubljana Chicken
Restaurants in Slovenia's capital have a long tradition of preparing a variety of fried chicken.

Soca Trout Fillets in Corn Flour
Slovenia’s sea is full of excellent fresh fish, but it is possibly the gorgeous Soca valley that provides the tastiest.

Idrija Zlikrofi Dumplings
Small boiled ravioli from the western Slovenian town of Idrija are filled with potatoes, onions, lard, zaseka (grained bacon with lard) or smoked bacon, spices and herbs.

Potatoes with Cottage Cheese or Compe
Served with cottage cheese, this was once a very widespread dish in the Soca valley, especially around Bovec starting in the 19th century.

Desserts:

Potica Walnut Roll
Potica is the most typical Slovenian dessert. It can be made with more than 80 different fillings. The most characteristic types of potica include tarragon, honey, walnut, poppy seed, chive, raisin and cottage cheese.

Bled Vanilla Cream Cake
The Bled sweet vanilla cream cake is a signature dessert of the lakeside town of Bled, one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist destinations.

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