Centreville: International Showcase Set for Saturday

Centreville: International Showcase Set for Saturday


Sarah Foltz tastes some of the Korean dishes that’ll be offered at the Centreville International Showcase.

Centreville’s diverse restaurant scene will be front and center at the Centreville International Showcase, this Saturday night, April 25, from 6-9:30 pm., at Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Old Centreville Road in Centreville.

For the first time ever at this event, local restaurants are participating in a “Taste of Centreville.” There’ll be Indian food from Indian Ocean, Tandoori Village and Citimart, plus many Korean specialties provided by Korean Central Presbyterian Church.

Also offered will be Peruvian-style chicken from Chicken Latino, Salvadoran pupusas from Two Amigos Restaurant, Guatemalan dishes from Cuna del Sol and El Quetzal, and Mexican and Tex-Mex specialties from El Taco and Guapo’s. Other restaurants, including Jireh Bakery, Pollo Campero and Carrabbas, are providing coupons and discounts to be offered during the evening’s raffles.

Dinner costs $15, adults; $5, children. Volunteers will serve guests at their tables, while entertainers perform songs and dances from around the world in this cabaret-style, family event. Countries featured will include Korea, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Honduras, El Salvador and Africa. The showcase theme is “One Community, One Centreville, One World.”

The Centreville Immigration Forum is sponsoring the event to bring the community together for an evening of fellowship and fun. Admission is free, but the showcase raises money for CIF through raffles for a 50-inch widescreen TV, computer and Nook; a 50/50 raffle is also slated. And donations to CIF will be accepted.

Early-bird raffle tickets and reserved dinner tables are available in advance via Pay Pal at www.centrevilleinternationalshowcase.org or by checks payable to Centreville Immigration Forum and mailed to the Centreville Labor Resource Center (5956 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville, VA. 20121). Specify “donation,” “raffle,” or “dinner.”