Prince Charles visited this week the seat of his namesake foundation in the Transylvanian village of Viscri, accommodated in a house dating back to 1700. Here he met with farmers and artisanal food producers with whom he conversed about ingredients, recipes and marketing methods, as well as the problems they face.
The focus of the visit was the meeting with 30 farmers and producers, as well as with former rowing celebrity Ivan Patzaichin, who is also the founder of the ”Mila 23” charity that supports the Danube Delta heritage, gastronomy and tourism.
The Prince tasted the products on display, including palinka, pork sausages, homemade bread, cheese, carp pastrami. As he stepped in the barn on the house grounds, Prince Charles was welcomed with café-concert music played by the Intermezzo quartet of Sibiu.
After visiting a newly refurbished room and the room he uses as his own rustic overnight retreat, His Royal Highness went on to meet the small producers and farmers.