Culture & Food Festival 2022

Designed by Vinka Jurisic

The Croatian American Society Second Annual Croatian Culture & Food Experience was held on Saturday, 26th of March 2022.

Special guests attending this year were the Ambassador from the Republic of Croatia in the USA, Pjer Šimunović, the Croatian Consul General Sanja Laković, based in Chicago and Fr Jozo Grbeš from Chicago.

The event featured the best fresh local seafood such as raw and charbroiled oysters, fried shrimp and fried oysters. Croatian favorites served included grilled calamari, grilled sardines, spit roasted lamb, čevapčići, prosciutto, cheeses, and a multitude of Croatian desserts.

Drinks served included Croatian beer and wines along with a local favorite – Tako Toddies.

Cultural attractions included Croatian kolo dance performances by local Croatian ladies. In the clubhouse (Konoba) there were cultural videos, historical displays, needle work displays, Croatian cooking demonstrations, and travel information for Croatia.

Featured entertainment was the Klapa Balatura Opuzen returning again from Croatia, accordion player Damir Radov. Local musicians performing are Jakov Jurisić and the Rachael and Josh Riley Duo.


To conclude our weekend, Fr. Jozo Grbeš celebrated Mass in Croatian and English at 3:00 PM on Sunday March 27th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 8968 Hwy 23 Belle Chasse, LA 70037. Refreshments were served following Mass.

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