Rappongi Restaurant hosted the fourth
consecutive International Culinary Evening on 1st December, which
this year was entitled "A healthy food for a wealthy mood". More than
300 students had the opportunity to taste the tempting suggestions presented by
The culinary fiesta gathered nearly
60 students - chefs from the Bulgarian and English language training programmes.
At the beginning of the "delicious" evening the captains of the teams
presented the traditional dishes from their national cuisine, which were selected for
Tavche-gravche (a dish, prepared with
baked beans), saffron rice, cabbils, hummus, gobi manchurian, tortilla, vareniki (dumplings) with sour cherries, dzadziki (cacık)
, Rhodopean patatnik (traditional Bulgarian potato-based dish, characteristic of the Rhodope Mountains) and hare hunter style
were just a few of the intriguing proposals of the teams from Cyprus, Germany,
Ukraine, Jordan, Afghanistan, Iran and the two Bulgarian teams
"Cherry" and "Soup-A-star".
Besides the students who demonstrated
their culinary skills, the organizers managed to involve the whole audience in
a variety of games with special prizes. Tasting food and beverages with folded
eyes, pealing eggs with two left hands, culinary quiz and games boosted the
mood of the participants and brought terrific prizes and enthralling positive
emotions to them.
As a compliment from the management
of MU-Varna, the team of the student canteen "Quantum Satis" had prepared
for all guests traditional Bulgarian dishes, which really fascinated the
The jury, including Chef Emil Vidov
from Rappongi Restaurant, Chef Vladimir Stamov from By the Sea Restaurant and Chef
Philip Spasov from Bistro Europe, evaluated the dishes according to a special assessment
system, and after a consultation they ranked the participants from the teams of
India, Iran and Spain in the first three places. The
winners received brunch and dinner vouchers at Bistro Europe, By the Sea and
Rappongi Restaurants. The organizers of the event at MU-Varna decided to award
a special prize to the Macedonian team. All participants received traditional
Bulgarian guveche (a small clay pot) as well as many other gifts.