Once again it is that time of year that we get the best lamb dinner ever. We never miss the Greek Festival. We enjoy the food, music and dance. If you want to find out more about our day read on.
We arrived at the festival on a very sunny Saturday afternoon.
First off was time to grab a beer and check out everything which means the food. We know we will get the lamb dinner which is rather large and we share it.
Lamb Dinner Roast leg of lamb, yiouvetsi* (Greek pasta in sauce), tiropita,* dolma,* Greek salad & pita
We also always order an extra order of dolmathes.
Dolmathes* Grape leaves stuffed with rice, herbs and spices.
For dessert you have to have the loukoumades. They are so good.
Loukoumades In ancient Greece, these heavenly, hot honey puffs, sprinkled with cinnamon and nuts, were awarded to top athletes at religious festivals.
As we ate we listened to the Greek music.
Then the dancing started. It is always fun to watch these children in traditional dress.
We also hit the sweet booth. I got a mixture of the different sweets. They were so good.
Baklava* The classic Greek pastry of layered filo, nuts, spices and fruited honey syrup
Galaktobouriko* Velvety semolina custard filling between thin layers of filo and steeped in lemon syrup; also available frozen from the Deli for you to bake at home
Kataifi Traditional Greek pastry rolls, made with nuts, wrapped in crispy shredded dough and bathed in a lemon honey syrup
Koulourakia* Traditional Greek Easter cookie: not too sweet and excellent with coffee
Kourambiethes* Traditional Greek wedding cookie: butter, almonds, powdered sugar, hint of rose water
Melomakarona* Classic Greek spiced cookie, honey-dipped with walnuts and cinnamon
Paximadakia* Greek biscotti with pistachio or almonds and sesame; plain or dipped in chocolate. Perfect with coffee!
Coconut Ravani Spartan style coconut cake
The members of the church do all the cooking. The food is out of this world. If you want to try some and can’t go to the festival you can get the cookbook with all the recipes in it.
Tastes Like Home: Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska. Purchase a copy for yourself or as a gift from the Agora.
Well we had a great time. I hope enjoyed going along with us.
Thanks for stopping by!