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***SOLD OUT*** Cooking Demonstration by Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorcik

***SOLD OUT***
Join Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorcik for an entertaining preparation of Laugaricio Tartiflette.

Laugaricio Tartiflette – Zemiaky z Laugarícia

While the name is not historically correct, Slovaks are ingenious in inventing names for dishes that make no sense, e.g. Spanish birds or Russian Eggs. The idea of blending the acidic taste of kraut with the sweetness of wine and mellow texture of the base is well known in Noricum region of the Limes Romanus. With Laugaricio being one of the most northern Roman outposts, there is no doubt that the indigenous population and Romans enjoyed similar blends of taste while bathing in local hot springs.

This plate is perfect for sharing with friends and goes with any additional side dishes from horseradish, beetroot, green salads, lager, or local wine. A vegetarian version is possible by leaving out the bacon and smoked meat and nesting whole eggs inside the cabbage-potato-onion mass. In this case, parsley may be added as well.

All attendees will receive a small taste as well as the recipe of the dish prepared.

Radovan Javorčík has assumed his duties as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the United States of America in January 2021.

After graduating from the Slovak Technical University (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering) and Institute of International Relations at the Comenius University in Bratislava, he joined the Office of the President of the Slovak Republic in  Press and later Foreign Policy Department. Since 1995 he is loyal to the Slovak Foreign Service. Click here to read his entire professional profile.

Mr. Javorčík is married to a fellow Slovak diplomat Michelle Joanne Javorčíková with whom they have two sons. He speaks fluent English, Czech, Russian and understands French and colloquial German and Spanish.

Cost: Free for members. $15 for non-members. Tickets may be sold at the door, however RSVP is recommended as seating for this in-person event is limited to 80.


May 22, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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