Bal Karnawałowy 2015

The Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota presents
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
The Historic Saint Paul Hotel 

PACIM’s signature event, Bal Karnawałowy (carnival ball), honors the pre-Lenten celebration that dates back several centuries in Poland. The formal event includes a three-course dinner, cultural dance performances, an awards program, a live band, social dancing, and a silent auction of Polish and non-Polish items.




Honoree: The Polanie Club of Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Each year, PACIM honors an individual or organization who excels in promoting and supporting efforts to preserve Polish culture and heritage, thereby enriching society with the best of Polish traditions and ideals.  Through its scholarship programs, publishing company, special events, and dedication to the arts and Polish language education, the Polanie Club has been a leader in cultivating interest for Polish culture for more than eighty years in the Twin Cities area.  PACIM is proud to honor the Polanie Club at the 2015 Bal and highlight its accomplishments with a special program.


5:30 PM – Doors Open – Social Hour and Silent Auction
7:00 PM – Dinner Banquet
8:15 PM – Program: Celebrating the Polanie Club
8:40 PM – Performance by the Dolina Polish Folk Dancers
9:00 PM – Opening of the Bal
1:00 AM – Bal Closes


First Course
Arugula with goat cheese, poached apple, pecans and cider vinaigrette, paired with celery root-apple soup

Second Course – Dinner Entree Options:

  • Roulade of Chicken with Spinach Mousse, Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Rosemary Marble Potatoes and Wild Mushroom Ragoût; OR
  • Seared Salmon, Roasted Cauliflower Polonaise, Mashed Potatoes and Dill-Mustard Sauce; OR
  • Wild Rice Stuffed Cabbage with Ragoût and Vegetables

Third Course
Dark chocolate cremeux, apple gel and red glazed white chocolate mousse hearts, garnished with Chef’s garden flowers


$65 for PACIM members, $75 for nonmembers, $475 for a Table of 8.

Polanie Club members should contact or 612-378-9291 for special ticket information.

For more information about the event, please email or call 612-378-9291.   We look forward to seeing you in February!