In the heart of Pohrebea village, on the banks of the Nistru River, nestled within the serene landscapes of the Republic of Moldova, lies a hidden gem that has been delighting food lovers since its inception in 2019 – HODINA Fest. This unique festival has carved a special niche for itself by catering to the tastes and preferences of vegetarians and pescatarians, offering a mouthwatering array of culinary delights that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

A Culinary Wonderland
HODINA Fest is not just a festival; it’s a celebration of food, culture, and community. What sets it apart is its unwavering commitment to promoting plant-based and seafood-centric cuisine. Whether you follow a vegetarian or pescatarian diet by choice or conviction, or you simply enjoy exploring diverse culinary experiences, HODINA Fest has something extraordinary to offer.

Vegetarian Bliss
For those who prefer a vegetarian diet, HODINA Fest boasts a plethora of options that are sure to please even the most discerning palates. From delectable vegetable skewers grilled to perfection, to tantalizing salads bursting with freshness – every dish is a testament to the culinary creativity of the festival’s chefs. You can indulge in flavors from around the world, all while staying true to your vegetarian principles.

Pescatarian Paradise
Pescatarians, too, will find themselves in food heaven at HODINA Fest. The festival’s fishfood offerings are nothing short of spectacular. Freshly caught fish, cooked crayfish, baked or in soups are expertly prepared and served in a variety of mouthwatering ways. Whether you prefer them grilled, fried, or in flavorful seafood soups, HODINA Fest is the place to savor the water’s bounty.

Sustainability and Freshness
One of the festival’s hallmarks is its commitment to sustainability. HODINA Fest sources its ingredients locally whenever possible, ensuring that the food is not only delicious but also environmentally responsible. You can relish your meal with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re supporting sustainable farming and fishing practices.

Delights by Dubasari housewives.
And because we went all the way to the village of Pohrebea, we can’t leave without tasting the traditional food of Dubasari. The housewives came with desserts and steaming sarmas.

Cider and craft beer tastings
Litra Brewing Company had a beer tasting for all visitors and beer lovers and Labrewtory Brewing had a cider tasting and telling of the company’s history.

The HODINA Experience
Beyond the scrumptious food, HODINA Fest offers a unique experience that goes beyond the taste buds. The ambiance is welcoming and vibrant, with live music, art installations, and a sense of community that permeates every corner of the festival grounds. It’s not just a place to eat; it’s a place to connect with like-minded enthusiasts and celebrate the joy of community.

Don’t Miss Out
If you’re a vegetarian or pescatarian, or if you simply want to spend an unforgettable summer weekend, HODINA Fest is a must-visit destination in the following end of summer. It’s an opportunity to indulge in gastronomic delights while supporting sustainable practices and immersing yourself in the culture and community of Pohrebea village.

Make a date with your taste buds and plan a visit to HODINA Fest in the next end of summer. Trust me; it’s a culinary adventure you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re a local or a traveler seeking unique food experiences, HODINA Fest promises to leave a lasting impression on your palate and your heart.

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