Cherry Saturday of Souls (Mosii de vara, also called the Cherry Saturday of Souls) - cherry picking and barbecue. Romanian celebration of the dead before Rusalii (Whit or Pentecost Sunday). Time to feed the living to commemorate the dead and soothe the evil spirits (Rusalii: iele, zane = fairies) (ref. Rusalka ) They are tamed by the food, the fire, good loving thoughts and the dance of the enigmatic Calusari. Thousands of years old Pagan traditions mixing with Orthodox Christian mystique.
Veggie skewers with onion, courgette and bell peppers.
You just put them on the grill, no marinade, and they turn deliciously "chipsy", charred and crunchy. Served with Giacomina's special barbecue sauce (check the next photos).
Tomatoes and shepherd's cheese salad (with olive oil and fresh basil).
Chicken thighs with mix grill dry marinade (rubbed), pork neck rubbed with garlic powder, mildly hot sausages, and Giacomina's delicious barbecue dip: Greek (or other rich) yogurt, garlic, olive oil and oregano, mixed with a little salt and pepper, added to the veggie skewers and salad.
A melting pot experience, in more than one way. Welcome to our Epicurean adventure!