The Taste of Nations Returns to Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish

The evening will begin with a Polka Mass at 4:00pm, music will be provided by the Don Wojtila Orchestra.

Croatia, Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latin America and Middle East cuisines will be the main feature of this year’s, “Taste of Nations” dinner which is being held at Ss. Robert & William Catholic Church on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Eight of the school’s classrooms will be transformed into each of these countries where taste-sized portions will be served to the guests. The ethnic fare will highlight items such as pierogis, cabbage and noodles, and other delicacies. Coffee and ethnic pastries will round out the menu.

A special treat will be provided by Pastor John D. Betters and his parents, John and Marianne Betters.  “It was my wish, and that of my parents to contribute a dish from our native roots, which is Lebanese.  We feel that stuffed grape leaves would be appetizing, and perhaps, a new dish to some guest’s palates,” states Betters.

The evening will begin with a Polka Mass at 4:00pm; music will be provided by the Don Wojtila Orchestra.  Doors to the school will open at 5:00p.m. and the dinner journey will begin at 6:30p.m., where the Orchestra will continue to play a splendid array of music. This adult’s only event will also include a Casablanca Room- which will feature David Lynch in concert- beer and wine, strolling minstrels and a Chinese Auction with great prizes.

Additionally, Art Teacher, Ms. Emily DiFiore and her students are adding to the merriment.  They have spent weeks designing and painting small church pews which are being recycled from the chapel and will be up for raffle. According to DiFiore, “We’ve selected some beautiful works based on Monet’s and Renoir’s works – very classic and sublime. These items will be suitable when placed almost anywhere.”

On Sunday, April 14th, we will be presenting our first, “Taste of Nation’s Breakfast.” Begin your day with the uplifting sounds of a Gospel Choir at our 9:00 a.m. Mass and then join us for breakfast in the school gym. This meal consists of crepes, an omelet station, coffee and delectable ethnic pastries.

Dinner Passports (Tickets) are $40 a person; pre-sale tickets are available with a $5 discount ($35), if purchased by Sunday, March 17, 2013. Breakfast Passports are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Combo Passports for both events are just $48 ($43 if purchased by March 17th). Tables of 8 are available (with priority seating, special recognition and gift items).

Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish is located at 367 East 260th St., Euclid. ( Contact the Parish Office at 216.731.1515 for ticket information or additional details.

Ellen Ivory

Director of Development and Discipleship at Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish, Euclid Chamber of Commerce Trustee, Euclid Hospital Leadership Council, Euclid Symphony Orchestra Trustee

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