How to Organise a Romanian Christmas Dinner


Dear Erasmus adventurers,

Welcome to Romania, land of vampires, breathtaking landscapes, and a Christmas dinner that could rival the feast at Hogwarts. As you embark on your Erasmus journey in this vibrant country, there's one cultural experience you simply cannot miss – the Romanian Christmas dinner. Brace yourselves, for you're about to dive into a culinary adventure that will test not only your taste buds but also your capacity for festive feasting.

Fear not! We've got your back with a survival guide that's as essential as Google Maps on your first day in a new city.

What makes Romanian dinners so special, you ask? Well, buckle up, because it's not just about the food—it's a culinary rollercoaster, a gastronomic extravaganza that will make your taste buds do the cha-cha! Picture this: a dining experience so legendary that even your grandma's secret recipes are considered top-tier classified information. We're talking about culinary espionage, people! Move over, James Bond; it's time for "Operation Yum."

So, let's embark on this gastronomic adventure together, armed with secret recipes, a generous sprinkle of humor, and a mission to make Romanian dinners the talk of every Erasmus gathering. It's time to unveil the culinary wonders that have been simmering in the pots of our grandmothers – because good food is meant to be shared, celebrated, and, most importantly, devoured with gusto!

In today’s menu we’ll be presenting:



  • Taming the Christmas Beast - Ciorba de burta
  • Chuckling Creaminess from Radauti - Ciorba Radauteana


  • Deck the Halls with Sarmale
  • Caroling with Mămăligă - add a bit of fairy dust with Branza de Burduf



  • Yuletide waltz with Ţuică
  • Jingle juice - Vin fiert

Hosting a Romanian Christmas dinner for your Erasmus family is not just about the food—it's a celebration of culture, warmth, and togetherness. Embrace the traditions, savor the flavors, and create lasting memories that will carry the spirit of Romania with you wherever your Erasmus journey may take you.

Hosting a Romanian Christmas dinner for your Erasmus family is like throwing a party for your taste buds and cultural senses! It's not just about the food—it's a crash course in Romanian joy, where even the cabbage rolls come with a side of laughter. So, grab a tuica, prepare for a hora with the sarmale, and let's create memories that will make even Dracula crack a smile. Who knew that embracing traditions could be this hilarious? Cheers to a Christmas feast that's more fun than a sleigh ride with Rudolf on vacation!

Wishing you a festive and joyous Romanian Christmas!

Warm regards,

Your dearly beloved ESN ASE-CMP’s little helpers