The Wellesley Hills Woman’s Club is hosting a free presentation to the public on Oct. 7 at 1:15pm at the Wellesley Community Center about visiting Budapest.
From the castle on Buda Hill, through the cobbled streets of Pest and down the Danube River, Sylvia Hahn-Griffiths will take you on a romantic adventure of a city known as The Paris of the East. From Hungary’s history with The Hapsburg Royal Family to the music of Franz Liszt and the ever-popular Rubik Cube, Sylvia will share her stories and love of her home country in a unique way that spans 45 years. She’ll share recipes beyond goulash, discuss the brilliant inventors who escaped during the 1956 revolution, reveal the art nouveau architecture and field questions on the current immigrant situation, what it’s like to journey on a River Cruise and how a soap opera producer became the current U.S. Ambassador. She’ll recommend books and films (find out why ‘The English Patient’ is actually Hungarian and how Casa Blanca became a beloved American romantic drama in the hands of a Hungarian), and discover local stores that carry Hungarian foods.