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Greek FoodDo you look forward to the Greek Festival every year?  OPA! You don’t have to wait until Labor Day.`

St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, will host its second annual Taste of Greece, Saturday, March 1, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Join us for authentic homemade delicacies from appetizers to desserts: souvlaki, spanakopita, pastitsio, baklava, galaktoboureko, and more.

Eat in or take out. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy all of your favorite  Greek specialties. No one does it like St. Barbara!

A TASTE OF GREECE includes:

•  Classic Greek cuisine – Avgolemeno Soup (egg lemon), Greek Salad, Spanakopita(spinach pie), Tiropita (cheese pie), GyroPork Souvlaki, Lamb dinner, Pastitsio (Greek style lasagna), Greek style roasted Chicken

•  Greek Pastries (glyka) – Baklava (layers of nuts and filo, drenched in syrup)Kourabiedes (shortbread dusted with powdered sugar), Galatoboureko (flaky pastry filled with custard), and Ravani (moist almond and honey cake).

•  Eat-In or Take-Out – Dine in our elegant social hall, and/or take food and pastries to go for another Greek meal.

Prices are the same as what you pay at the Greek Festival.

For 32 years Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church has delighted the senses at ODYSSEY, A GREEK FESTIVAL with a feast of Greek cuisine. Now you don’t have to wait for Labor Day weekend! Due to popular demand, on Saturday, March 1, A TASTE OF GREECE will treat your taste buds to some of your favorites.

Meet friends and family in Saint Barbara Social Hall to dine Greek style.  Take home some of your favorites for another meal.

FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING (on-site). RAIN OR SHINE

For more information, call 203-795-1347 or visit www.saintbarbara.org

Originally Published on: Feb 11, 2014 @ 14:46

 

Aug 242013
 
(file photo by Bob Miles)

(file photo by Bob Miles)

Members of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church have been working tirelessly preparing for the annual  Odyssey Greek Festival.

The 33rd annual Odyssey Greek Festival takes place on the church grounds, 480 Racebrook Road, Labor Day Weekend.

Every year, throngs of people come to Orange for the dancing, the music and, oh yes, the food.

So what, you may ask, goes into making all that food?

Here are some Odyssey fun facts.

The desserts alone take up enough ingredients to feed a small country.

There are 28,000 pieces of handmade pastry, made with 1,350 pounds of butter; 2,400 farm fresh eggs; 900 pounds of four; 1,500 pounds of sugar; 600 pounds of walnuts; 95 gallons of milk; 30 pounds of sesame seeds; 600 pounds of filo dough and 5 pounds of cinnamon.

And what about the other food?

Hold onto your hat, the St. Barbara cooks use 400 pounds of tomatoes;, 100 pounds of onions; 120 gallons of milk; 600 pounds of ground beef; 160 pounds of penne pasta; 8,000 farm fresh eggs; 200 pounds of pecorino roman cheese; 500 pounds of chopped spinach; 500 pounds of ricotta cheese; 600 pounds of cottage cheese and 600 pounds of filo dough.

During the four day festival, St. Barbara will go through 6,500 pieces of spanikopita and tiropita; 100 pans of moussaka; 70 pans of pastichio; 18 whole lambs on a spit; 1,000 pounds of boneless leg of lamb; 1,500 pounds of pork tenderloin; 100 pounds of boneless chicken breast and 4,000 gyros.

Kali Orexi! (Healthy Appetite!)

Festival Hours:
Friday, Aug 30 thru Sunday, Sept. 1 — 12 noon to 10 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 2 — 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Free parking and admission.

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