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Goose, basil and secret ingredients on St. Martin's Day!

Hosted by the Consul of the Warsaw Explorers Group
Culture & Entertainment
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Took place 2 weeks ago
Sat 11 Nov 18:00 - 23:00

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Dear Explorers & Foodies!

November 11th is the Polish Independence Day. But it is also the day of the memory of St. Martin. On that day in Wielkopolska province you may encounter traditionally roasted goose in many restaurants.

Where did this custom come from?
St. Martin was as a son of a Roman legionist, and when he grew up he became a soldier as well. From this period of his life we know 2, the most famous story of him:
1) St. Martin had to meet in his path a poor man who was almost naked. He shared with him a soldier's coat. So he became the patron of the poor and the soldiers.
2)One of the stories about St. Martin says that the Pope wanted to give him the episcopal sacrament but he did not want it. He hid from the Pope's messenger, but his hideout betrayed his goose:-) From this story comes the habit of baking geese on November 11. This custom arrived in Poland from Germany and is popular in Wielkopolska Province.

We will have the opportunity to try a unique menu prepared for this occasion by the most famous Polish restaurateur Magda Gessler, who will be with us! Personally, I adore her very much:-)

The menu:
1)Goose rilette
2)Goose carpacio served on black lilac mouse
3)Bulgur wheat soup with goose and beluga
4)Goose's thigh with beetroot and baked mash potatoes
5)Basil flavored cheescake

The price for the whole menu is Protected content per person, you will pay directly at the venue

As the there are limited spots in the restaurant for the event, I kindly ask you to confirm your attendance to me till Friday, Novemebr 10th via message to my internations account- I am obliged to give the owner final number of guests till 3 pm the same day
If for some reason you are not able to attend the event don't forget to cancel your attendance in advance, so the others may use your spot!:-)

See you soon!