Bosnian Food Represented at World Food & Music Festival in Des Moines

September 19, 2017


If you are a food lover, World Food & Music Festival is a place to go.  This year, the festival featured foods from 25 different countries, including Bosnia.


Western Gateway Park was the home of 13th annual World Food and Music Festival which attracted thousands of visitors who were able to experience food and beverage vendors.


Fifty three vendors represented more than 25 countries and culinary regions including Italy, the Mediterranean, Thailand, Ecuador, Jamaica, the Netherlands, France, South Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, India, Morocco, Great Britain, Bosnia, El Salvador and more. 


Bosnian food were represented by 'Papillon Bosnian Food' owned by Dzehvid Joe Saric and his family. Papillon featured several items, including sarma (cabbage roll filled with beef and rice) which was later rated a "must-try" by Des Moines Register.


Other food served by Papillon included čevapi, burek, zeljanica, sirnica and chicken or beef kabob.

Many festival goers found Bosnian food as well as Caribbean and Ukrainian to be highlights this years festival.


Bosnian community in Iowa is congratulating Papillon and its owner, Dzehvid Joe Saric for a successful representation of our country.


If you did not make it to this years festival to try Bosnian food, you can find Papillon at Downtown Farmers Market every Saturday.



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