Rustic Feast

For one evening in the heart of Bucharest, PACT Foundation will bring the southern Romanian village to life through a Rustic Feast that revives old habits and traditions all the while giving you the opportunity to contribute to their preservation and well-being.

Rustic Feast is an event that celebrates PACT’s activities and the wonderful people we have worked with in the communities over time, bringing them together with old and new friends, partners and supporters, all who believe that together we can make a difference.

Thus, we’re expecting you, on October 9 at Manuc Inn to get lost within the traditional cultural riches offered by the Romanian southern village. Whether you will take delight in traditional dishes, doina rhythms or you will raise a glass to the harmonious sounds of local musicians, the feast will capture you and you won’t even know when you grabbed the hand of the other participants to join the hora.

When you come, you will be welcomed by a living exhibition of arts and crafts displayed by the people from our communities, small workshops for old ways of weaving clothes or wicker baskets, making brooms, manually processing wood or modeling clay, handmade folk dolls and many other items inspired by traditional customs and talented people ready to guide you on a journey to discover them.

Because this evening is more than a feast, it is a harvest of good deeds, during the event you will have the opportunity to support all these traditional treasures of the village and the people living in harmony with them by participating in an auction and a tombola of special gifts and activities offered by our partners and people from our communities. Whether it’s about a reconditioned romanian traditional blouse (ie) from La Blouse Roumanie or one that is reinterpreted to urban ware from Atelierul de Haine, a clay vessel crafted by local masters, an invitation to a fisherman’s evening, a village gathering (the Şezătoarea custom) with the locals, at the end of the evening you can walk away with a souvenir gained as a symbol of your contribution to the rediscovered world of the village.

Any contribution that you make is a good deed that we, at PACT, are lucky to have the opportunity to harvest for the communities in which we work. The seed that you will plant on this evening will grow into a croop of good and the people from our communities will have the chance to reap the benefits. With a rich harvest, we will support new initiatives such as the 12 local projects and initiatives in our communities that PACT is funding this year with 40,000$ through our main program PACT pentru COMUNITATE.

As the dress code for the Rustic Feast is something traditional Romanian, we want to make it easier for you to find the right element for the evening. So, on the 21st of September, we invite you to La Şezătoare, a weaving and sawing workshop where you can find the right clothes and accessories for the 9th of October from our friends from Iutta, Atelierul de haine, La Blouse Roumaine and from our communities. You can also bring your children as they can take part in a handmade folk dolls workshops while you find the right combination for the event. You can come whenever you want from 12.00 until 18.00. During the day we will have a series of workshops, and also time to decide on the right combination. Our hosts are the our friends from Coftale (Stefan Mihăileanu 42).

To join the harvest on the 9th of October, your contribution will consist of 100 euros / couple as an entrance fee. For details and confirmations we expect your email at ioana.traista @ and / or 0723 334 645 . To keep up with news about the event, follow us on

Summing it up:

  • On the 9th of October, from 7 p.m., we are waiting for you at Manuc Inn (French Street 62-64) to celebrate the crop of good.
  • The entrance donation is 100 euros/couple.
  • Dress code: something traditional Romanian.

To get ready for the Rustic Feast, we are waiting for you at La Şezătoare on 21st of September, at Coftale (42 Stefan Mihăileanu Street).

We couldn’t celebrate these events without the help of our parteners: CEO Clubs, Iutta, La Blouse Roumaine, Atelierul de Haine, Image Matters, Coftale, Manuc Inn, and media partners: Romania-Insider, The Bucharest Lounge, CSR Media, România Pozitivă.