SPES at Tourism Fair

Many missed our gatherings and travels. As we promised, we worked hard on designing new travel tours.

For this reason, we visited the Tourism Fair in Belgrade, where we consulted with our friend and business partner Billy Vulovic, in order to present you many interesting tours and destinations.

Soon we will surprise you with numerous travel tours! Follow us and be free to write to us, because soon we will receive new members. We invite you to contact us if you want to become a member of our association.

Traditional English Sunday Lunch

Dear members,

On Sunday, February 17th 2019, a traditional Sunday lunch was organized by the British Serbian Society at restaurant Jerry’s in Dedinje, where we enjoyed traditional English food, socializing, meeting new friends and creating new opportunities. We hope that you will join us at the next gathering.

Opening of a new shop of English porcelain

A new store of English porcelain has been opened within the business complex of The English Book at Staro sajmiste in Belgrade, run by Lisa Brown, president of Women’s Association SPES.

Few members of our Association visited Mrs. Brown’s new store to support her and wish success in future. English tea and biscuits were served, and our members had the opportunity to take a look at premium English porcelain, that is available now in Belgrade at affordable prices.

The products can also be purchased at The English Book’s online store and can be viewed here.

Organic fruit and vegetables donated to a soup kitchen with the Serbian Orthodox Church

This event was organized so as to commemorate the Harvest Festival, which is celebrated all around the world, under different names, such as Thanksgiving Day etc. For this occasion, a large amount of organic fruit and vegetables grown on the estate was donated to a soup kitchen with the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. This event was organised by Lisa Brown, the owner of the estate and the president of SPES.

After Lisa Brown welcomed the guests, Robin Fox, an Anglican priest in Belgrade, made a speech. He reminded everyone of the significance of charity and helping those in need, and then read a prayer of gratitude for the successful harvest.

The guests later relaxed while sampling delicious, quality wine, chosen by attending wine knights.

Lunch was prepared by many professionals and enthusiasts, because the menu consisted of four been dishes and various salads. Four teams fought to win over the guests and get the “Best Bean Dish” award: valjevsko-šumadijski, sembersko-fruškogorski, bosansko-krčedinski and krajiški. The manifestation was part whimsical, part competitive, with a goal to have a good bite to eat and even better fun.

The teams had professional help in the form cooking school students from Novi Sad. Their engagement at the event was rewarded with recipe books with specialties from all over the world.

The merry atmosphere of the event chased away the clouds over Krčedin, and the entertainment was made complete with song and tamburica music.

Gathering in Skadarlija

Members of the SPES association gathered on 22nd June at the Home of Đura Jakšić, in Belgrade, for a wine book promotion.

How to recognise quality wine, how to properly serve wine, and how to match wine with a meal were some of the topics covered. Our members showed great interest in the topic, because many of them are members of the Wine Order of St George.

After the promotion concluded, the members moved on to the ”Dva jelena” restaurant in Skadarlija. The local culinary specialties, the fine wine and a tamburica orchestra made all of the ladies delighted.

The evening went by in a pleasant atmosphere, filled with laughter and positive energy.

The Days of Bread and Wine 2016

”The Days of Bread and Wine” manifestation took place on 29th March in the beautiful ambiance of a Vojvodina style house on the Vila Ravijojla estate in Krčedin. The event was organised by Lisa Brown, owner of the estate and president of SPES, and it marks the fourth consecutive year of this festival taking place, with the guest numbers ever growing.

After a brief welcome from Lisa Brown, Aleksandar Kojić, president of the Wine Order of St George, addressed the guests. This was followed by a ceremony of admitting new members into the wine order.

Besides the wine knights’ representatives, many business people attended. Guests came in from all former Yugoslavian countries, and Teresa Rask, Women Entrepreneurship Ambassador from Sweden, arrived just for this occasion.

The love of wine brought together aficionados, so famous wineries brought out their wine, including Bermet, Despotika, Vino Jug and Mačkov kamen.

Just like every year, traditional Serbian delicacies were there to be enjoyed together with the wine.

The great atmosphere was further improved by a tamburica orchestra. The old hits kept coming, so many of the guests even sang along.

At the end of the event, the hosts announced a Bean Fest taking place in autumn, together with the Harvest Festival.

The Krčedin Bean Fest 2015

This year ”The Krčedin Bean Fest” took place on 24th September at the Vila Ravijojla estate. The event was organised by Lisa Brown, owner of the estate and president of SPES.

Business people from all parts of Serbia and from abroad gathered to enjoy traditional Serbian cuisine and fine wine.

Guests enjoyed the beauty of the estate, a homely atmosphere and socialising.

Lisa Brown thanked all of the guests for coming, and pointed out that it would be her great pleasure to continue gathering her dear friends and business associates for such events.