The Festival will feature such Greek culinary delights as gyro (seasoned lamb and beef, thin-sliced from a vertical rotisserie), souvlakia (pork and chicken kebobs), spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese filling in paper-thin phyllo dough) and pastitsio (layered pasta, ground sirloin and cheese, topped with creamy béchamel sauce). Traditional desserts will include baklava (spiced nuts layered in phyllo with honey syrup), galactoboureko (custard-filled phyllo with honey syrup), kourambiedes(shortbread cookies dusted with powdered sugar) plus an irresistible twist on a traditional favorite: baklava ice cream sundaes. The Taverna will feature imported Greek wines and beers.
festivalThere will be continuous Greek music and scheduled folk dance performances. “All are welcome to join in community dancing anytime. Before you know it, you’ll be shouting, ‘OPA!,’ the Greek expression of joy,” says a festival organizer.