A Russian Holiday Dinner

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Russian Holiday Dinner
Old World Wisconsin - December 1, 2, 8 & 9
Event sponsored by the Old World Wisconsin Foundation


Updated 12/8/12: Reservations have closed

Explore the fascinating culture, food and holiday customs of Russian immigrants at this signature special event, held in the beautifully decorated historic Clausing Barn. Admission to Old World Wisconsin's Spirit of Christmas Past event, held the same weekend, included!

•   Sat., December 1st - 4:15pm to 7pm - SOLD OUT!
•   Sun., December 2nd - 12:15pm to 3:00pm - Members |   General Public
•   Sun., December 2nd - 4:15pm to 7pm - Members | General Public
•   Sat., December 8th - 4:15pm to 7pm - SOLD OUT!
•   Sun., December 9th - 4:15pm to 7pm - Members | General Public

Visit (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Tour Old World Wisconsin's Crossroads Village to learn the origins of favorite holiday customs. Matinee Guests: To take full advantage of this benefit, plan to visit OWW again on December 1st, 8th, or 9th.

Welcome... (4:15pm - 4:45pm)
...to Clausing Barn Restaurant, transformed into a wintery wonderland. Warm up with a cup of spiced tea and have your funny fortune read.

Feast (4:45pm - 6:00pm)
Russians incorporate "Twelve Holy Foods" into their Christmas meal. Enjoy traditional tastes catered by Mader's Restaurant: Kutya (warm Russian porridge served in a bread bowl); Gryby Soup (purée of mushrooms and potatoes); Beef Stroganoff (served with parsley potatoes, peas and carrots, poppy seed roll with garlic & honey butter); Blinis (Russian crepes with fresh fruit and cream).

Your meal includes three drink tickets plus a souvenir glass of vodka, or Russian candy for designated drivers and guests age 6 to 20 (sorry, accommodations are not available for children under age 6, including infants). If you require a vegetarian meal, nut-free, or gluten-free meal, please inform the Foundation when you make your reservation.

Celebrate (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Thrill to the performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker", excerpts from Act Two by young dancers from Toe to Toe Ballet School, Elkhorn, WI, and learn about Russian Holiday customs.

Location Info:
Venue: Old World Wisconsin Foundation
Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.

W372 S9727 Hwy 67
Eagle, WI

Contact Info:
E-mail: friends@friendsoww.org
Phone: 262-594-2922
Fax: 262-594-2018