Friends With Benefits Presents

Baba Marta

March 27th | $100 per ticket

Baba Marta is a centuries-old Bulgarian tradition celebrated every year on March 1 st , with the exchange of a “martenitsa” – a decorative red and white handmade bracelet that symbolizes health and happiness, and is a luck charm against evil spirits. In Bulgarian folklore, Baba Marta or “Grandmother March” is a mythical figure who brings with her the end of the cold winter and the beginning of spring. As people wear the “martenitsi” throughout the month of March, they hope that Baba Marta will smile on them and bring warm weather. Typically, the bracelets are taken off with the first signs of spring – first sighting of a stork, or a fruit tree in bloom – and then tied on a blossoming tree, thus giving the tree health and luck.

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About the Chef

George Pramatarov

George Pramatarov is a chef based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Over the past decade, he has worked at several award -winning restaurants including St. Genevieve, Hai Hai, Grand Café and currently at Petite León – recently included in New York Times’s 50 Favorite Restaurants of 2022. Born and raised in Bulgaria, George moved to the United States with his family at age 14 and is equally influenced by Bulgarian, French and American cuisine. Through cooking food and creating recipes, George is continually revisiting the feelings of home.