This was not a party to rival the infamous Polish wedding reception, but it was still a really nice obiad (2pm dinner) with many courses and more food than anyone could eat. I was tempted to take a picture of my plate at one point after I had accumulated a little bit of everything they had on the table. It was colorful, well-rounded, and altogether delicious.
What you must know about these kinds of gatherings, especially if they are held at a restaurant or hotel banquet area, is that the dinner begins around 2pm and continues on into the evening until it's time for a light supper. The food which we had been eating for over an hour was just obiad, then an "in between" course (which included the "exciting" food of the day, I'm getting to that), and then later, after we had already left, they were to serve "supper." An insane amount of food! Along the way there are many different kinds of drinks of course, and at some point vodka was put on the table, although no one really touched it that I could see. Maybe after we left the party really got started. I don't know. All I know was that there was so much food I couldn't see straight and that some of the food was of a type I have never seen before. Like this...
|I was the awkward American who took pictures of the food before eating it.|
Similar to "head cheese" which I have eaten before, thanks to Martin's dad, this little dish consisted of chicken, peas, carrots and hard boiled egg in a gelatinous mold. Awesome. All the food groups, if you include the lemon wedge and exclude the carb factor, which is pretty trendy these days anyway.
I ate some. It was not horrible. That is all I have to say abut that.
It was a day spent with family we haven't seen in two years and a nice drive through the countryside from Krakow to nearby Wojnicz. A lovely Sunday.