Friday, 10 October 2008

Troyanska Rakia Celebrations

Troyanska Rakia made of sliva (plums), celebrations began at 10:30 on 27th September in The village of Oreshak. This was the 16th year of annual celebration of the Rakia.

Rakia Maestros gave demonstrations of the distillation process by boiling the traditional plum Rakia. There was also a competition for the best homemade Sliva Rakia and alongside a competition for delicious Bulgarian dishes which have sliva as an ingredient. This was a day where guests could attend and enjoy the bazaar of Troyan Sliva Rakia, with dried sliva, traditional sliva pestil and various traditional handicraft arts.

The festival of traditional Rakia didn't end there, with an extended party atmosphere in the town of Troyan right through to late evening.

Master chefs of the prestigious Troyan hotels showed off their skills at the Culinary Competition for plum based recipes. Guests were are also treated to learn about process of sliva jam with demonstrations being held. There was also a competition for the best carnival costume. Children’s competitions were held with much laughter, songs, dances and plenty of surprises. Well this is Bulgaria and there was lots of Rakia, food, dancing and of course talk, did you expect anything else from a Bulgarian Rakia festival?

Why not attend next year's 17th year of annual celebration, it's always held at the end of September.
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