The Školica team organises regular meetups for staff and students at the end of each semester. The biggest and the most cheerful among them is usually the one held before Christmas. It would't be wrong to say that Christmas Meetup at Zum Blaustern restaurant has become a part of Školica's tradition!
This year's Christmas meetup was attended by over 30 people – teachers, students and their guests – and took place on Sveti Nikola (Saint Nicholas' Day), traditionally a family holiday in Bavaria and also an important day in the Croatian Christmas calendar. We hope that all of our students were well-behaved and polite throughout the last year and that St. Nick filled their boots with sweets, not with sticks!
Zum Blaustern served up delicious Balkan cuisine, typically heavy in meat and in large portions – Zum Blaustern didn't betray this tradition in any sense
After we finished the battle with our tasty meals (mostly ćevapčići and pljeskavice), enjoying the sound of Croatian Christmas songs, we began with the "formal" part of the evening:
The waiters not only helped our students with learning the above-mentioned Christmas words in Croatian, but also prepared a surprise for everyone: a glass of rakija, strong fruit brandy popular in the whole of the Balkans ... no traditional meal is complete without a toast with a glass of a good domestic šljivovica (rakija made from plums; šljiva = plum) or lozovača (rakija made from grapes; loza = grape vine)!
A big thanks to all of our students and their guests for attending this meetup and making the evening so special. A special thanks to Otto and Petra, the wonderful elderly couple that hasn't missed a single meeting since we started organising them!
Merry Christmas and hope to see you all again very soon!