Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine hosted an international cuisine dinner for the representatives of the diplomatic corps at the White Palace in Dedinje.
Every year, members of diplomatic missions present their national dishes and drinks, as well as the other practices specific to the regions from which they come from.
Delicious specialties, the finest aroma and beautiful set tables made the White Palace once again a crossroads of many cultures, traditions, tastes and diversity. Crown Prince Alexander welcomed the guests and added that dinners like that are “a journey around the world in miniature”, because through experiencing national dishes and drinks we are getting to know the customs of the country of their origin.
The attendees also had the opportunity to enjoy Serbian folk dances performed by the Cultural Artistic Society Talija and to visit the recently opened exhibition “His Majesty King Alexander I – Diplomacy of the Unifier” marking his 85th death anniversary.
Royal Couscous, followed by traditional sweets from Morocco, Patritsio from Cyprus, Lamb with vegetables from Algeria and Sous Vide Maple Salmon from Canada are just some of the specialties that were served in the Royal Dining Room. After dinner, the guests had the opportunity to taste “Bean and Leaf” espresso, filter and homemade coffee, brewed from the best grains.
The dinner was attended by many distinguished guests, including H.R. Mr. Abdelhamid Chebchoub, Ambassador of Algeria, H.R. Mr. Ruth Caris Stewart, Ambassador of Australia, H.R. Mrs. Kathleen Csaba, Ambassador of Canada, H.R. Mr. Gordan Bakota, Ambassador of Croatia, H.E. Mr. Constantinos Eliades, Ambassador of Cyprus, H.E. Mr. Tomaš Kuchta, Ambassador of Czech Republic, H.E. Mr. Amr Aljowaily, Ambassador of Egypt, H.E. Kimmo Lahdevirta, Ambassador of Finland, H.E. Mr. Subrata Bhattacharjee, Ambassador of India, H.E. Mr. Hossein Molla Abdollahi, Ambassador of Iran, H.E. Mr. Carlo Lo Cascio, Ambassador of Italy, H.E. Mr. Marco Antonio Garcia Blanco, Ambassador of Mexico, H.E. Mr. Mladjan Ražnatović, Ambassador of Montenegro, H.E. Mr. Mohammed Amine Belhaj, Ambassador of Morocco, H.E. Mr. Shehryal Akbar Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Dimas Jesus Alvarenga Guerra, Ambassador of Venecuela, H.E. Mr. Estanislao Angel Zawels, Ambassador of Argentina, H.E. Mr. Cassim Miljanić, Ambassador of Sri Lanka, Beatrice and Goran Grozdanic, as well as representatives of the National Alliance for Local Economic Development.