Saturday, November 03, 2007

Heads up: Czech and Slovak Bazaar

Ever since we ran this post almost three years ago now, people always ask us, "When's the Czech and Slovak bazaar?" Well, if you're into that kind of thing (we are--we're primed and ready to go), it takes place one week from today, which means all this week many of the city's Czechoslovak bakers will be busy making homemade Czechoslovak goodies for the bazaar's famous sweets table.

busy Czech bees fig. a: Czechoslovak baking in action

The details:
Czech and Slovak Association of Canada Bazaar
St. Ignatius Parish Hall
4455 West Broadway
(adjacent to Concordia's Loyola Campus)
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007

Show up early for the good stuff and be ready to jostle and get jostled a little.


[image courtesy of Ondrej Sekora's Chrobák Truhlík]


Anonymous said...

We are heading to Montreal for the first time tomorrow and staying until Saturday or Sunday. Can you please tell me if the Bazaar is only sweet treats or is there also traditional Czech and Slovak foods?

aj kinik said...

hi there,
they also have good Czech food, like sausages with potato salad and Czech-style goulash, and we're big fans, but I'm not sure if I'd recommend stopping off at the Czech and Slovak Bazaar on a first visit to Montreal (unless, of course, you made stop-offs at Cosmo and Akhavan on the way out, or something). Among other reasons, it's a bit out of the way. Michelle's Czech and I'm half Slovak, so we're attracted to these kinds of things, but the Czech and Slovak Bazaar is definitely not for everyone. Either way, enjoy your visit!