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Migrating Meals: Gourmet family flavors of the Ukraine
February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$25.50
Join us for an evening with Ludmila and Gregory at European Foods, a Ukrainian family owned Russian and Ukrainian restaurant, deli, and grocery store. Come learn about the Ukrainian refugee and immigrant community here in Seattle and the unique flavors they have brought with them. Ludmila, Gregory, their daughter Alina, and her son will be joining us to share their immigration story and dinner menu hand picked by Ludmila.
Here is their story:
“For as long as we remember ourselves, our family loved good food. Maybe because it was never available in such abundance in Russia where we grew up and lived until 20 years ago. Or maybe because European and especially Russian and Ukrainian foods are too delicious not to love. But the fact remains – our family always cooked gourmet food, truly enjoyed discovering new dishes, and many people around us always appreciated the dinners we often invited them for.
For the above reasons, when we, Ludmila (a registered nurse in the past) and Gregory (a civil engineer in his past life), immigrated to the United States 20 years ago, it was almost obvious for us what kind of business we had to start here, in the Land of Opportunities.
Ludmila got her chance to shine as the Most Creative Chief of the Russian and Ukrainian communities, and her ever-changing menu never fails to pleasantly surprise people.
Gregory’s job is to make sure that everyone who comes to the store finds something to their delight – be that smoked meats or fish, European cheese, dairy, chocolates, German breads, marinated vegetables, or the best pierogi in town. Their collection of European beer and wine is simply the best.”