A Lot to Enjoy at Romanian Festival This Weekend
Only a few days remain before the delicious Romanian foods are ready to be enjoyed by those attending the annual St. Mary Romanian Festival in the Kamms Corners/Westpark neighborhood. Who can resist the stuffed cabbage known as "sarmale?" 5,000 of them to be exact.... Romanian "mighty burgers" called mititei will be ready hot off the grill to be enjoyed with the world-famous Romanian beers and wines. Also on the menu are the traditional chicken paprikash and hit of the show called "mamaliga cu branza," which is polenta baked with sour cream and cheese. Nowhere else in town will you find a bigger and more varied selection of home-baked pastries and our now-famous elephant ears.
All foods and drinks may be enjoyed indoors, outdoors in the tents, or in the outside garden, from where you can listen to the live music and see live dancing all weekend. The professional Doina Dance Troupe of Canton will perform as well as the young contingent of the cathedral's folk dancers.
The cathedral and unique ethnic museum will be open for tours, and there will be a specially-designated area for chldren to enjoy games. Entrance and parking, as always, are free of charge.
Take a few hours this weekend to enjoy the foods, drinks, and music of this truly unique country! Festival hours are Friday, August 19, from 4:30-11 pm, Saturday, August 20, from 2-11 pm, and Sunday,August 21, from noon-10 pm.
For more information visit www.smroc.org or call the office at 216-941-5550. See you there!
I'm the media representtve for St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, 3256 Warren Road, Cleveland, and publicity chairman for the upcoming Romanian Festival.