Kitchens across the region are working overtime to prepare enough homemade perogies, cabbage rolls, borscht and other culinary favorites to satisfy the cravings of visitors attending the inaugural Capital Ukrainian Festival in Ottawa, July 24-26.
Topping the menu are 1,400 dozen potato-and-cheese perogies (also called varenyky) being handmade by parishioners of the Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox Churches in Ottawa. That’s 16,800 succulent dumplings ready to be fried in butter and onions, and served with a dollop of refreshing sour cream. Festival goers will also be able to experience a belt-loosening bevy of other locally made Ukrainian favourites.
Festival food goers can dig in Saturday, July 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the main festival site, 952 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa.
But before you do, wish your table mates Smachnoho (Bon Apétite)!
Event details: www.capitalukrainianfestival.com