This annual festival celebrates the culinary traditions of the local Greek community in Montgomery, Alabama. Held at the Greek Orthodox Church, the $12 or so you spend on your choice of lamb, Greek chicken, spanakopita or pastichio goes into the work the church does in the local community.
Each side of the church meeting hall is lined with food. on the left, the lunch or dinner meal is served up per order, with dolmades, Greek green beans and those yummy little fried cheese things in phyllo dough! Plus a tasty Greek salad on the side. On the right, a mother load of pastries. So much phyllo dough, honey, walnuts, cinnamon and spices! Each and every one is delicious and different. I'm convinced they are special because they are made by sweet little Greek grandmothers in the church basement. If that is not the case, I don't want to know!
The festival offers outdoor seating under tents on the lawn. Traditional Greek music plays over the loud speakers and I hear that if you go in the evening, when it slows down you can get a dance lesson from some of the older gentlemen of the congregation.
Held annually in May. Location: Annunciation of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church
1721 Mt. Meigs Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36107