Breakfast was best skipped for those attending 3e International School’s International day on Saturday, October 13. Tables filling the school’s outer courtyard represented 25 countries, and accompanying educational information about each country were large arrays of local delicacies free for the taking.
3e’s fifth annual International Day also featured a foosball table, a large bubble-blowing table, photos in traditional Chinese outfits, and of course, lots of food. Some students came dressed in the traditional clothing of their culture, and families went from table to table to get special passports “stamped” with flag stickers of each country’s table they visited.
Every few minutes, a noodle maker from hot pot chain Hai Di Lao strutted his noodle-making stuff choreographed in time to the music playing from the radio on his hip. Attendees could digest the fruits of his labor from the hot pot station behind him.
Culinary highlights included Syrian pistachio baklava flown in two days earlier from Damascus; homemade American pumpkin pies; Scandinavian meatballs and cinnamon buns; Korean glutinous rice; German pretzels, and more.
Photos by Ellis Friedman