Dishes from 14 nations will be featured at the annual United Presbyterian Church Ethnic Food Fair according to event co-chair Vera Heitink. The final menu of home-made cuisine was determined at an afternoon meeting of food fair volunteers last Sunday. The UPC Ethnic Food Fair will be held indoors and outdoors on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, 1701 E. Second Street, two blocks directly south of Forest Quad. The Ethnic Food Fair was founded in 2000 and has been held annually each year since except in 2015.
Among the cookery featured will be an Indonesian Rice Table offering a selection of entrees traditionally served with rice in Indonesia including bahimi, satay and nasi goring. Also featured will be Durban Chicken Curry from South Africa, Greek moussaka, brisket of beef Texas style and German bratwurst prepared on outdoor grills. Additionally there will be home-made food from Colombia, Egypt, Holland, India, Italy, Korea, Jordan, Lebanon and Serbia. More than 20 members of the congregation have volunteered to staff the event and prepare the many ethnic dishes. Congregants who prepare the dishes will also serve, making it possible for attendees to ask questions about the server’s ethnic dish.
Tickets are on sale during church office hours: Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for college students and children six and older. Children five and under are free. Proceeds from the event benefit the programs, missions and activities of United Presbyterian Church.