Indonesian Cuisine at the Lion′s Charity Ball

24 Februar, 2011

On February 5, 2011, the Embassy in Budapest participated in the Lion′s Club Charity Ball 2011 organized by the Lion′s Club International in cooperation with the Government Szeged. This is the second event which was held in the town of Szeged and the fifth event which was held in Hungary.

The Lion′s Club Hungary belongs to the Lion′s Club International, which has 45,000 branches in 19 countries with 1.45 million members. The members of the Lion′s Club Hungary is among the upper classes with various respectable professions including government officials, politicians, parliamentarians, businessmen, lawyers, artists and other professions.
Lion′s Club Hungary activities are generally in the form of volunteer and charity programs, however the Club is focused on the efforts to eradicate illiteracy and the implementation of drug addiction prevention programs. In an effort to eradicate illiteracy, Lion′s Club Hungary has been renowned by the world when it succeeded in collecting funds to build the Cornea bank in Budapest and Debrecen.
The Embassy was asked to participate in the Charity Ball 2011, held in Szeged and attended by 300 members of the club, as their efforts to raise money for children′s hospitals, orphanages and nursing homes. In its participation, the embassy was asked to provide a chef from Indonesia to cook Indonesian cuisines. The said chef guides 4 professional chefs and about 70 students from culinary school of Hansagi Hotelier School to cook eight different kinds of cuisine from various regions in Indonesia. The chef also briefed the guests about these cuisines, including the origin of these dishes. The Embassy, in cooperation with Dharma Wanita Persatuan KBRI Budapest, had appointed Mr. Didik Agus Prastowo as the chef.
The Indonesian cuisines’ presence received a warm welcome and with enthusiasm by the guests considering that this is the first time they were introduced to the Indonesian cuisines. Seeing the enthusiasm, the Embassy is optimistic that through the event, the Embassy could introduce Indonesia and its traditional food to Hungarian Society. In addition, the Embassy expects that it would foster sympathy towards Indonesia and encourage students to learn more about Indonesian cuisine and culture of Indonesia. Embassy sought to participate again next year with other cuisines, together with Indonesian cultural performances.


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