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Savoring Tradition: Centro Romeu Cascaes Hosts "Festa Do Leitão"

Apr 03, 2024
Festa Leitao Centro Romeu Cascaes Harrison NJ

In a vibrant celebration of Portuguese culture and gastronomy, the Portuguese American Community Center, known as Centro Romeu Cascaes, is set to dazzle the community with its much-anticipated Pig Roast Fest Dinner, or "Festa Do Leitão," this Saturday, April 6, 2024. From 7 p.m. to the stroke of midnight, attendees will gather at the organization's community center located at 14 No. Frank E. Rodgers Blvd., Harrison, NJ, to partake in a feast that promises to be both a culinary journey and a festive gathering.

The "Festa Do Leitão" is not merely a dinner; it's an emblematic event that weaves together the rich threads of Portuguese tradition with the vibrant fabric of the local community. For those new to the celebration, the Pig Roast Fest embodies a tradition deeply rooted in Portuguese culture, particularly renowned in the Bairrada region. The event centers around the "leitão," a suckling pig that is expertly roasted to achieve a crisp exterior and succulent interior, celebrated across Portugal for its exquisite flavor and cultural significance.

At the heart of this festivity is not just the enjoyment of delicious food but the celebration of community, heritage, and the continuation of traditions that have been passed down through generations. It's an occasion that brings together families, friends, and community members to share in the joy of a communal table, underscored by the warm hospitality that the Portuguese are known for.

Tickets to this exclusive event are priced at $60.00 for adults and $30.00 for children aged 8 to 14 years, a gesture towards making the event accessible to families. Included in the ticket price are water, soda, and house wine, ensuring that the spirit of festivity is well accompanied by refreshments. For those looking to explore beyond the included offerings, a selection of wines, beer, and mixed drinks will be available at the bar for an additional cost, promising something for every palate. Music will be provided by DJ Plaz.

Given the popularity of the event and the limited seating, prospective attendees are strongly encouraged to reserve their seats in advance by calling Conceicao Marieiro at 201-401-0826. This not only guarantees a spot at this coveted gathering but also underscores the communal effort in organizing an event of this scale.

The "Festa Do Leitão" at Centro Romeu Cascaes is more than just a dinner; it's a vibrant celebration of Portuguese culture, a communal gathering that brings people together, and a culinary experience that showcases the rich flavors of Portugal. It's an invitation to the community to immerse themselves in the traditions that have shaped the identity of the Portuguese American community in Harrison, NJ, and an opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss your chance to be part of this event.

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