Sunday, June 4, 2017

Mosaic: A Festival of Cultures

Over the course of three days, we visited 15 different cultural pavilions that were part of a festival in town called Mosaic.  There were 20 pavilions in total, and the festival ran from Thursday to Saturday.  We met up with friends on Thursday at the Philippine pavilion, where we kicked things off.  Christopher and I shared some spring rolls, a meat skewer, and a doughy dessert on a stick.

We continued to share dishes, and try foods at almost every pavilion we visited.  We always share, because that way we can try many more things.

At the French pavilion we enjoyed poutine:

We had delicious coffee cake, made by our friend Edith's mom, at the Hungarian club:

German schnitzel, spaetzle, and an apple-cabbage-bacon mixture:

Ukrainian perogies:

There are so many Ukrainians in Saskatchewan, it's easy to have two, very busy pavilions for this culture (both Christopher and myself are part Ukrainian).  We visited both, having the perogies at one, and kielbasa at the other, as well as some pickled herring.

We had butter chicken (devoured before I could snap a photo) at one of the Indian pavilions, and samosas at the other one.

Korean eats:

That might have been our favourite dish of the weekend.  The spicy pork was perfection.

Caribbean jerk chicken and rice ... another home run:

Chilean doughnuts:

They were much denser than we were expecting, and very doughy.  Yum!

Austrian food (all sooooo good):

We want to try making spaetzle at home; it is such a delicious comfort food.  The mushroom gravy on top just took it over the edge.  Also, the potato salad at this pavilion is some of the best we've ever had.

Irish curry:

I think the only pavilion we didn't have something to eat at was the Polish.

We met up with our pals all three days, and had a lot of fun with the kids the first two days, and then with just the grown-ups on Saturday.  It was so nice to get together with everyone, and to see a few of the special little ones in our lives 💜

The entertainment at the pavilions was top notch, and we took in a lot of it between eating and visiting.  What a fun weekend! 

How was your weekend?  What did you do?


Mary | Momma Be Fit said...

Ohh my goodness, this seems like heaven on Earth! How did you enjoy the poutine? I've always been curious to try it but haven't had the opportunity.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

You and Christopher would have loved our rehearsal dinner. We had it at this Eastern European deli called Kramarcyk's. We had a buffet of cabbage rolls, kielbasa, 2 kinds of pierogies, sauerkraut and a cucumber and tomato salad. It was super low key and extremely casual but everyone loved checking out a local place and the food was so darn good!

We had a great weekend. The weather was warm and beautiful! We grilled burgers on Friday, I had brunch with a friend on Saturday and then we played cards with another couple in the evening and then on Sunday I went to a street festival in our neighborhood with another friend. They close down one of our major thoroughfares and have live music and lots of food booths and such. It was so fun!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

@ Mary - The poutine was great! We are BIG poutine lovers, but nothing compares to poutine in Montreal; it's amazing.