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Greek Heritage Festival in Baltimore

Nov. 5-7, 2010

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Souvlaki for all! Baltimore's Greek Heritage Festival is a three-day fall celebration of all things Hellenic. Held at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore, the festival features a bevy of traditional food, music, dancing, and crafts.

Be sure to check out Baltimore's Greek Folk Festival in the summer. It's one of the city's impressive slate of ethnic festivals.

2010 Greek Heritage Festival Details

Dates: Friday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 7
Times: Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
Location: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 24 W. Preston St.
Parking: Plenty of free parking is available in the church lots and on the street
Admission: Free

Food

Braised Lamb Shank
Served with Rice Pilaf and Greek-Style String Beans

Shrimp A la Athenian
Served with Rice Pilaf and a Greek Salad

Half Roasted Chicken
Served with Rice Pilaf and Greek-Style String Beans

Pastitsio
Pasta layered with meat and bachamel sauce with Greek Salad

Moussaka
Savory eggplant layered with meat and bachamel sauce with Greek Salad

Spanakopita
Spinach and feta cheese wrapped in phyllo with Greek Salad

Dolmathes
Grape Vine Leaves stuffed with beef, rice, herbs and spices

Kefthedes
Spiced meatballs in a savory sauce

Tiropites
Phyllo filled with a savory mixture of cheeses

Greek Salad

Lettuce, Tomato, Green Pepper, Onion and Feta Cheese

Greek-Style String Beans
String Beans, Tomatoes, Onions and Spices

Rice Pilaf
Greek style rice simmered in chicken stock

Taramosalata
Fish Roe Spread

Rice Pudding

Lamb Platter
Watch the succulent lamb roasting slowly over an open fire, take in the delicious smells, then enjoy a plate full!

Fried Calamari
Fried squid, served with a slice of lemon

Gyro Sandwich
A specially blend of marinated beef and lamb, seasoned with herbs and spices. Garnished with tomatoes, onions and mouth-watering Tzatziki sauce served on pita bread

Chicken Souvlaki
Marinated chicken breast garnished with tomatoes, onions and Tzatziki sauce on pita bread

Pork Souvlaki Sandwich
Tender chucks of pork tenderloin marinated Greek style then stuffed into warm pita bread and topped with tomatoes, onions and tzatziki sauce

Loukaniko
Traditional greek sausage flavored with fennel seeds and orange peel

Chicken Fingers
Hot Dogs
French Fries

Loukoumades
Light and fluffy honey puffs, served with syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon

Baklava
A famous multi-layered dessert combining thin leaves of phyllo dough, nuts, butter and spices bathed in lemon-honey syrup

Coconut Ravani

A light cake of farina blended with coconut and saturated with lemon-honey syrup

Finikia
Soft honey dipped cookies spiced with cinnamon and cloves

Galaktobouriko
A rich custard filled dessert covered with flaky phyllo dough, bathed in lemon-honey syrup

Karithopita
A rich nut torte saturated with honey syrup

Kataifi
Finely shredded strands of phyllo dough wrapped around a mixture of nuts, butter and spices all bathed in lemon-honey syrup

Koulourakia
Take home a bag of the buttery, twisted traditional Easter cookie

Kourambiethes
These tender, powdered-sugar shortbread cookies will melt in your mouth

Tarteletes
Shortbread cookies filled with fruity preserves

Diples
This “Dessert of Joy” is a deep-fried dough pastry coated with honey syrup, so thin and flaky they melt in your mouth with the first bite

Tsoureki
Traditional butter and citrus-scented Easter bread

Ekmek Payoto – A Classic Greek Sundae

The Kafenion is located in the AOC Building and features traditional Greek Coffee and Frappe “Greek Cold Blended” Coffee. Loukoumades will also be available in the AOC Building as well as Baklava Sundaes.

Crumbled Baklava over Vanilla Ice Cream, topped with Honey, Chocolate syrup, Whipped Cream and a Cherry.

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