We have all limited our travels to keep safe and fight the pandemic.  In an effort to adapt to this new reality, we invite you to explore Romania, Central and Eastern Europe through our new series, Sensory Journeys.

Would you like to support our new series promoting Romanian contemporary culture, authors and small businesses? Visit this link and buy Irina Georgescu's amazing Carpathia  or any other book from Interlink Publishing - a percentage of the sales will go to ARCS. Thank you! Vă mulțumim!

"A true fusion of East and West, where traditional recipes are given a truly modern twist" (Carpathia)

"Romania is a true cultural melting pot, its character rooted in many traditions from Greek, Turkish, and Slavic in the South and East, to Austrian, Hungarian, and Saxon in the North and West."  (Carpathia)

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Would you like to explore Romanian Wines during the holiday season? Here is an impressive list put together by Teodora Baba Novella, wine distributor, owner of Teinnovadora. Thank you for your support of a female run /local small business! Enjoy!

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Past events

Culture in a Wine Bottle

Culture in a Wine Bottle

When

July 17, 2020 at 05:30 PM - 17 Jul. 2020 at 06:30 PM

Where

Online

What

We are thrilled to partner with Wine Outlet  in Seattle, to promote Romanian culture and films. Join our discussion on Tudor Giurgiu's film "Parking" (2019) with Otilia Baraboi, manager of the Romanian Film Festival, and Teodora Baba, her collaborator for the series "Culture in a Wine Bottle". Teodora is a local importer of Premium Romanian wines. 

For only $45, you get 3 bottles of the finest Romanian carefully chosen by Teodora Baba, and access to "Parking", now streaming on Filmabee, as part of our new film selection "Virtual Cinema of Eastern Europe". 

To get this new exciting package, please call Wine Outlet at 206-285-1129 or send them an email at wineoutlet@gmail.com

 

When

Aug. 1, 2020 at 06:30 PM - 01 Aug. 2020 at 07:30 PM

Where

ONLINE

What

Our first event features chef Russel Fleming, owner of Petunias Market ,  who will cook a few recipes from Irina Georgescu's new book Carpathia.  You will learn about Romania's rich cultural practices related to food and wine sharing, with two other special guests, author Irina Georgescu and Teodora Baba, a local importer of Premium wines from Romania. 
 

Join the discussion at this link 

Buy Carpathia at this link and support ARCS. THANK YOU! 

 

When

Sept. 26, 2020 at 05:30 PM - 26 Sep. 2020 at 06:30 PM

Where

Online

What

We are thrilled to invite you to another edition of our series 

Sensory Journeys: 
Online Cooking Class & Conversation on French-Romanian Food Connections 

Join celebrated Chef/Owner Daisley Gordon demonstrating directly from his kitchen at Café Campagne in Seattle's Pike Place Market. Get expert tips & ask questions about French culinary insights on classic Romanian dishes in this real-time conversation with cookbook author Irina Georgescu (Carpathia). 

Host: Otilia Baraboi (Exec. Dir. ARCS Project)  
Register HERE to receive a zoom link. 

Carpathia dishes featured in the demonstration cook: 
• Ostropel de Pui/Quenelles de Poulet à la Sauce Tomate à l'Ail: Chicken and semolina dumplings poached in garlic-scented late summer Yakima tomato puree topped with fresh garlic herb relish

• Supa de Dovlecei Umpluti/Courgettes Farcies: Pork, vegetable & herbs de Provence stuffed zucchini

Chef Gordon will offer Café Campagne versions of the dishes for sale online. Order ahead Campagne’s Carpathian Dinner Box of the featured demo entrée & main dishes incl. add-on family-friendly options and hand- selected FR wine pairs. 
The combo "Late summer flourish" will be $33 + tax (2 people).

Café Campagne is only open Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 5pm for pick-up or delivery. More details on how to make your order here: https://cafecampagne.com/menu
Special delivery options on the Eastside available upon request. 

Buy Irina Georgescu’s amazing book Carpathia at this link to show support for the author. In addition, 20% of the proceeds you pay will go directly to ARCS: 

https://www.interlinkbooks.com/ref/7/

Thank you! Vă mulțumim! Merci!

Romanian Pickled Foods with Irina Georgescu

Romanian Pickled Foods with Irina Georgescu

When

Oct. 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM - 24 Oct. 2020 at 11:00 AM

Where

Online

What

Learn about Romanian and East-European ancestral tradition of pickling food for the winter. Authour Irina Georgescu will demonstrate her amazing recipes featured in Carpathia from her own kitchen in the UK. 

Discover Romanian Winter Food Traditions

Discover Romanian Winter Food Traditions

When

Dec. 12, 2020 at 05:30 PM - 12 Dec. 2020 at 07:00 PM

Where

ONLINE

What

We are thrilled to invite you to another edition of our series Sensory Journeys. 

Join celebrated Chef/Owner Daisley Gordon demonstrating directly from his kitchen at Café Campagne in Seattle's Pike Place Market a delicious recipe from Irina Georgescu's book Carpathia

Other highlights of the event: 

• learn how to roll stuffed cabbage and grape leaves with Irina Georgescu who will tell us more about food celebrations at the end of the year in Romania 

• find out about award-winning Romanian wines with local distributor Teodora Baba Novella 

Host: Otilia Baraboi (Exec. Dir. ARCS Project) 

Register HERE to receive a zoom link. 

Carpathia dishes featured in the cooking demonstration: 
• Rață pe varză / Duck Confit on Sauerkraut 
    Order Chef Daisley Gordon's "Special feature for ARCS 12/12":  https://togoorder.com/web/3907#/ . Place your order by December 10th.
• Sarmale/ Stuffed Cabbage Leaves 

Are you looking for a meaningful present for your friends and family? 
Buy Irina Georgescu’s amazing book Carpathia at this link to show support for the author. In addition, 20% of the proceeds will go directly to ARCS:
https://www.interlinkbooks.com/ref/7/

Check out this list of great Romanian wines that you can get for the holidays in WA State.

Thank you! Vă mulțumim! 

Guests

Irina Georgescu

'Irina Georgescu is a food writer and author of 'Carpathia - food from the heart of Romania'. Irina's work draws on her Romanian and Eastern European heritage, which she explores through food and history. It is her love and commitment to talking about Romanian culinary traditions that made her pursue her dream and write about this heritage. She was born in Bucharest, Romania, and now lives in the UK.  'Carpathia, food from the heart of Romania’ is published by Interlink Publishing and available on www.interlinkbooks.com and well as in independent bookshops throughout the US and online.'

Daisley Gordon

Daisley Gordon is “career changer” to culinary field. He immigrated to US with family from Jamaica in early 1970s. He has a degree Religion Studies and Speech Communications from Western Kentucky University. His unquenchable passion for culinary field lead to comprehensive culinary training, including:
  • Associate in Occupational Science degree from The Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park New York awarded 1994  
  • Internship with Dutch-born culinary mentor and Certified Master Chef Victor Giliesse at Actuelle, Dallas TX 1993  
  • Stages in kitchens and learning from seasoned FR restauranteurs in Paris  
  • Met and was inspired by Michelin starred chefs including (late) Joël Robouchon & Paul Bocuse as well as Guy Savoy  
  • Culinary research tours throughout US, the UK, France, Belgium & Italy. 
Daisley featured in national and local media for years.  You might recognize him from appearances in:   
  • 2008 Iron America Chef Competitor in a cooking challenge against Bobby Flay  
  • 2011 Judge of Top Chef Seattle   
  • High volume of Spring & Summer 2020 post-pandemic interviews w/ him or about his craft in Seattle Met Magazine, Forbes, Seattle Times, etc. 
 


 

Teodora Baba

Teodora Baba is the President and Founder of Teinnovadora, a woman-powered trading company that helps small businesses grow internationally. She focuses on the beverage and food industry. Her company is an importer and distributor of Romanian Wine in Washington State. In an industry dominated by Western European wines, Teodora wants to bring diversity, to give a voice to Eastern European wines and build a brand for Romanian wines in the U.S. Her next project is to export Washington State wines. She loves a great wine story, enjoys attending and supporting cultural events, and loves learning foreign languages.

A graduate of West University of Timișoara, Romania, with a degree in Finance and Insurance, Teodora has extensive experience in credit and international business, having worked in Romania, Belgium, and the U.S. She is a native of Romania, who lives in Washington State. She speaks Romanian, English, Spanish, and French.

 

Romanian Heritage Language School - Fall 2021

When

Oct. 11 2021 01:00 PM
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Feb. 18 2022 07:00 PM

Where

online or TBD
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Romanian Film Festival - 8th Edition

When

Nov. 12 2021 07:30 PM
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Nov. 21 2021 07:30 PM

Where

ONLINE, Northwest Film Forum
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