Our Big Fat Greek Festival

Check back for information about our next Our Big Fat Greek Festival.

Photos from prior years are available in our Gallery Section, for your enjoyment.

The festival starts at 11:30 AM, after the Divine Liturgy at 9:00 AM. The service is in English, and is open to the public. The festival ends at 5:00 PM. We will be serving the following food items:

Lamb or Chicken Gyro Dinner
Served on pita bread with onion, tomato, and tzatziki sauce. Dinner includes gyro, spanakopita, Greek salad, and a beverage (lemonade or iced tea).

Lamb or Chicken Gyro (sandwich only)
Served on pita bread with onion, tomato, and tzatziki sauce.

Spanakopita
Spinach and Feta cheese pie, wrapped in phyllo dough. Served with tzatziki sauce and olives.

Greek Salad
Fresh lettuce, Feta cheese, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and Kalamata olives. Tossed with Greek dressing.

Μπακλαβα (Baklava)
Pronounced "bah-klah-VAH". Delicate sheets of phyllo dough are brushed with butter and layered with walnuts and spices. The most well-known Greek desert is bathed in honey syrup.

Κουραμπιεδες (Kourabiedes)
Pronounced "koo-rah-BYEH-thes" [th, as in 'then']. Delicate butter cookies are rolled in powdered sugar. Recipes vary and may include bourbon. These contain almonds. At Christmas time, three whole cloves are stuck into each cookie to signify the Wise Men.

Κουλουρακια (Koulourakia)
Pronounced "koo-loo-RAH-kee-ah". This butter cookie is not as sweet as American cookies. It is especially delicious dunked in coffee or tea. The dough is rolled in sesame seeds and then shaped. The two most common shapes are the circle, signifying eternity, and the twist, representing the dual natures of Christ, both God and man. Common cookie for Pascha (Easter).

Καρυδοπηττα (Karythopitta)
Pronounced "kah-ree-THO-pee-tah" [THO, just like 'though']. Rich in butter, eggs, and sugar, the walnut cake is a part of Greek culture like apple pie in the U.S. This one is baked in a bundt or tube pan.

Ραβανι (Ravani)
The unique ingredient in this cake is farina, the grain in Cream of Wheat cereal. Orange zest adds flavor to the cake as do a sprinkling of sliced almonds. The cake is soaked in an honey and orange syrup. Delicious even for breakfast!

Sampler Plate
Contains each one of the above pastries.

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