13 December 2012
Americans are celebrating the Polish-style Christmas at the Consulate
Surrounded by traditional Christmas decorations and candlelight, New Yorkers got to experience Polish cuisine, as well as enjoyed a performance of traditional Polish Christmas carols.
Founded in 1976, Les Dames d’Escoffier is a prestigious international society promoting culinary arts. Their name honors August Escoffier, a distinguished French chef who simplified and revolutionized French recipies.
Les Dames d’Escoffier unites women from food, hospitality, and wine industries. Their mission is education, advocacy, and philanthropy but also promotion of the European culinary tradition and various cuisines from around the world.
The Holiday Season gathering was attended by over 120 guests. Among them: restaurant owners, wine connoisseurs, as well as representatives of the hospitality industry and culinary magazines. Diplomats and members of the Polish American community were also present at the Consulate.
A number of traditional Polish Christmas carols were performed by Polish children from the St. Stanislaw Kostka Student Choir, accompanied by piano, violin, and acoustic guitar.
A Tribute to Christmas in Poland fot. Konrad Kas