On Wednesday night we made our way through the streets of Addis Ababa, to the Ethiopian Cultural Restaurant. This is a once in a lifetime experience! We were greeted by the hostess in traditional Ethiopian dress, and escorted to our tables. Then, the fun evening began.
|Traditional Ethiopian Food Served on Injira Bread|
The Ethiopian food was fantastic. The serving staff came with a huge assortment of food all served directly on Injira bread. Then came the fun of eating everything with our hands…. no silverware is used, and I have to admit that several people were a little nervous with the experience. We had beef, lamb, spinach, lentils, and a huge assortment of national dishes. The Injira bread is “interesting”, and not quite like anything any of us have ever eaten before.
|Colorful Costumes and Amazing Dancers|
After this great meal, they treated us to a wonderful show of the traditional tribal dances of Ethiopia. All of the dancers and musicians were dressed in authentic tribal costumes, and several of our team had the opportunity to dance with the Cultural staff….others of us tried to hide when they came into the audience.
|Joy & Donna Enjoying an Ethiopian Meal|
This was a very special night, experiencing true Ethiopian culture.