Greek food, music, dancing, iconography, and more was spotlighted at St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church over the weekend.
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The 14th Annual Greek Festival brings a taste of international cuisine to Oconee County.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Judy Long
Saturday, September 24, 2011
A Taste of Greece is coming to Oconee County on September 24 and 25 at the 14th Annual Greek Festival at St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church. Attendees can feast on traditional Greek entrees, a la carte dishes and pastries. Lamb, a staple of the Greek diet, can be ordered on a plate with green beans, rice or Greek potatoes, salad and rolls or a la carte in a gyro wrapped in pita bread with tzatziki sauce. Cool and creamy, tzatziki sauce is a cucumber yogurt dip flavored with garlic. The centerpiece of the veggie plate is spanakopeta, a popular Greek spinach pie made with layers of phyllo dough and a filling of seasoned spinach, onions and feta. It is served with dolmathes, Greek leaves stuffed with rice and other seasonings; green beans; …