New York – Apr 05 2006

Dancing with Eastern Europeans & Mediterraneans at Providence
Cost: Free – No door fee as long as you register online by 3 pm on Wednesday! $20 from non-registered attendees.

Non-members please send an email to with your name/country of origin (names for all your guests, me + 3 guests is not acceptable).

EuroCircle presents in association with

Mimoza Cakrani, Musician (The Bank of New York, Albania
Alexander Touboulets, President of the UN Russian Book Club, Belarus
Zornitsa Taleva, Bulgaria
Hana Sykorova, AIG Group Management, Czech Republic
The Estonian American Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Krista Altok Tassa, President, Estonia/USA
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Ilmar Vanderer, Estonia
Consulate General of France, Michel Besse, Adjoint Consul
Ataf Nabli, MERRILL LYNCH Global Private Client, France
Aliki Levi, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society/American Express, Greece
AnnaBlanca Teleky, PR/Image Consultant, Hungary
Anna Maria Sorrentino,, Italy (Sicily and Agrigento Blues & Wine Soul Festival July 8-19 EuroCircle trip)
Shariar G. Rahimi, Ambassador, Permanent Observer Mission to the UN, Italy
Louis Zimbaro, Italy
Valentine Valuca, Prudential, Lithuania
Branka Dragasevic, HBO, Montenegro
Hanna Plucinski, EuroFilm Society, Poland
Consulate General of Romania, Adrian Cristea, Consul -Economic Affairs
Romanian Business Professional Association, RBPA, Sandra Petrisor
Anca I. Ciorga, Romania
Katarina Stefanovic, Image Consultant, Serbia and Montenegro
Russian Nobility Ball, Tatyana Zakharova, Chair – Junior Committee
Olga Raganelli, Russia, Oto Racek, Slovakia
Stella Szantova, Slovakia
Martina Revai, Slovakia
Maria del Mar Oliva Galvan, Philip Morris, Spain
Janet Ekstract, American Turkish Society
Turkish Trade Office, Tuba Icen, Turkey Ozgur Madak, Turkey, Sinem Varoglu (Turkish Hour TV show host, Singer), Turkey
Victoria Vinokur, Prudential Douglas Elliman, Ukraine
Natalia Sivova, Ukraine

Entertainment provided by
Flying Kilim Entertainment DJs Palamuth, DJ Tossun and DJ BoFo., Jak Karako
Tango lesson and performance around 8 pm in the Triumph room

Mimoza Cakrani, flute, Sinem Varoglu (Turkish Hour TV show host, Singer), Turkey

Cash Bar.
You can order food from the Providence menu

No door fee as long as you register online by 3 pm on Wednesday! $20 from non-registered attendees.

The Madeira Suite is the distinguished VIP room which is perfect for an intimate gathering or for an annex to a full-venue party. The Triumph Room is the downstairs gem (below street level). Cozy, lavish and intimate, this space can easily accommodate a party of 300 guests for dancing on the former disco.(some of you may remember the former Le Bar Bat though you’d never think this is the same space)

Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who helped to make Saturday, April 1

An Unforgettable Turkish Night at the Consulate of Turkey truly unforgettable:

Consulate General of Turkey and Culture & Tourism Office – special thanks to Consul General Omer Onhon and tourism attache Mrs. Meltem Onhon, Ozgur Madak for working together with EuroCircle

Flying Kilim Entertainment, DJs Palamuth, Tossun and Bofo for fantastic music, for providing the wonderful Turkish decorations and

Latvian American Shipping Line, thanks for shipping all the decorations for us from IGBHome in NJ

Amish Market, for all the little goodies at the Turkish Center and more..check them out with your discount coupons

SipSak Restaurant, Orhan Yegen and his staff from 2nd Ave (49 & 50) for catering

Efes Beer

Reyka Vodka – our first vodka tasting from Iceland

miracle nuts from Turkish Hazelnut Association

Alp Travel, thank you for Turkish Delights and a free ticket to TURKEY (raffled on April 5 among all attendees)!

Marathon Line NY, Inc

Sinem Varoglu, thanks for lovely live entertainment, Jak Karako

Valeria, an inspiring bellydancing performance

New York – Mar 23 2006

All payments required in-advance. $55 will include a three course menu, 2 glasses of wine/soft drink and tax & tip. (send a check to Kaisa Kokkonen, 331 West 88th Street apt 3 C, NY NY 10024 or to

Gavroche is a French country restaurant in the city, with a rustic, down to earth atmosphere. It is named after Gavroche, the “gamin de Paris” in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, a character who holds a special place in the heart of owner Camelia Cassin. The chef has created a menu that brings ‘cuisine de terroir’, the traditional specialties of the French country side, to New York city. Typical French country fare, listing under the heading “tradition”, is side by side with his creative take on classics, titled “a ma facon”, which means “my way”.

Gavroche is one of the few restaurants on this strip that are open for lunch, so when you get the urge for some hearty, home-style cuisine a la Francaise, stop by for a plate of coq au vin or steak frites. These traditional French bistro dishes are available at dinner too, along with free-range roasted chicken, duck terrine and braised lamb shanks. Names for the street urchin in Les Miserables, Gavroche owes its 2004 opening to manager Camelia Cassin. A French- country ambience pervades the small dining room, its bistro tables covered with blue-and-white-checked linen towels. In back, the garden terrace accommodates additional diners in warm weather.

Three courses Menu:

Appetizers – Choose 1:
Soupe du Jour or
Country Duck Terrine with Cornichons or
Mesclun Salad

Entrees – Choose 1:
Coq au Vin Or
Grilled Salmon Steak with Braised Lentils or
Or Grilled Black Angus Hanger Steak with Frites

Crème Caramel Or
Glace or Sorbet

And 2 glasses of white or red wine or soft drinkds.
Additional drinks will be charged at cash bar.

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