15 June 2013
Each June, the Assumption of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral in Denver hosts a Greek Festival. My family has attended it frequently over the past 40 years. I love the way the gold dome picks up the evening light and glows with such warmth.
Ropes of lights and Greek flags lend a festive air to the festival food court.
Even the sunset cooperates and fills the sky with golden light!
The dancers give lively performances of traditional Greek dances with much foot stomping and shouts of Opa!
But what I love the most is the yummy food ~ Kalamari that is tender and the best I've ever had; Dolmathes ~ filled with a tasty mix of lamb and rice wrapped in marinated grape leaves covered with a delectable sauce; and to finish it all off, Loukomathes ~ wonderful donut like bites soaked in honey. And of course, a bottle of Greek wine to go with! One of these days I'll remember to actually take a photo of the food before we eat it all!
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