Diplomacy&Commerce magazine and Color Media Communications organized an event titled “Walking Dinner with the Mayor of Belgrade” in cooperation with the City of Belgrade, for representatives of the diplomatic core in Belgrade.
The goal was to introduce the guests to the rich culture and history of our capital, and they had the opportunity to see parts of Belgrade in a completely different light, in an informal atmosphere and accompanied by a tour guide, and to visit restaurants woven in the capital city’s rich history.
The Mayor of Belgrade Zoran Radojičić opened the event at the historically significant location – today’s Belgrade City Assembly (former Old Palace, the Royal Palace of the Obrenović dynasty of Serbia):” It is my pleasure to host this special dinner. I hope you’ll enjoy this evening and have great impressions once we’ve finished our “tour”. Some of you have been in Belgrade for quite some time, some of you have recently moved to our city. But I’m sure tonight we will give you a different perspective of Belgrade, its long history and tradition” concluded Mr. Radojičić.
After that, accompanied by the Mayor of Belgrade and the President of Color Press Group Robert Čoban, the guests visited three well-known locations in the city: Azbuka restaurant located in Vukova zadužbina, the iconic Madera restaurant, and the oldest pastry shop in the city – Pelivan, which was founded in 1851.
The event was attended by representatives of embassies of the Kingdom of Morocco, Germany, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Cuba, Egypt, Australia, Indonesia, Algeria, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Angola, Cambodia, Malaysia, Armenia, Syria, Mexico, Montenegro, Cyprus, Belarus and the UNHCR representative.
Robert Čoban, President of CPG is very pleased with the guests’ reaction: “We started the Walking Dinner concept in 2018 in cooperation with the Mayor of Novi Sad, Miloš Vučević. We saw that the foreign diplomats liked this opportunity to learn a lot about the history, and about the gastronomy of our country over the course of one evening. Tonight’s “Walking Dinner With the Mayor of Belgrade” in cooperation with Mayor Zoran Radojičić exceeded all our expectations. I think that the Mayor and our guests, the ambassadors, were all very satisfied. We heard some interesting stories about the buildings where we enjoyed the gastronomic specialities, and also about the streets we passed through. We will continue with this concept this winter in Novi Sad, and already on Saturday, September 11th, we are taking the ambassadors and representatives of foreign chambers and business associations to Kikinda, to “The Pumpkin Days” event.
Belgrade, located at the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers, has always attracted attention. With its geostrategic position important for both the East and the West, it has always been a place of meetings and important decisions. Historically, its significance is immeasurable and as such the city deserves to be talked about and retold. That is why everyone present at this event heard many interesting details about the beautiful white city, which they will surely retell later, and spread a good word about Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.