Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Big Fat Greek Festival

by Meghann on October 4, 2008


Tonight was so much fun, especially for my taste buds. ๐Ÿ˜‰ My cousin (Angela)and I  decided to hit up the Orlando Greek Festival for some yummy authentic Greek eats with a couple of her friends. I am a HUGE fan of Greek food so this was right up my ally. I know there was more stuff going on there, but food was the only thing I was focused on.


My cousin is a big fan of my blog and a regular reader. She kept asking me if I was going to take a picture of ‘so and so’ for the blog. I told her we could take a pic and I would put it up to give her a shout out (Hi Ange!)  It’s nice to have a fan (even if she is a related one).


Once arriving at the festival I some how magicially arrived the wine and cheese tastings. It’s amazing how that happens.

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I sampled these 4 wines….

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Three reds and one white. I really like the red Notios the best. I like my wine nice and dry and this was perfect. I’m not a fan of white wine but they told me the white Notios is nice and dry. I still wasn’t a fan.  It had been chilled and it made me realize I really don’t like chilled wine at all. I will just have to stick to my room temp reds from now on.

After the wine I was more then ready for the food. ( I have to warn you I’m pretty sure this meal was not healthy at all, but it was good!)


From left to right I got the Moussaka (Eggplant with meat and bechamel sauce), a White Roll, Dolmathes (Stuffed grape leaves with ground meat and rice), and Green Beans. I really wanted a nice traditional Greek meal and this really hit the spot. I happily cleaned my plate.


I also had a bite of my cousin’s Gryo. As you can see it was a little heavy in tsaziki sauce, but still pretty yummy.

And last, but not least you can not forget about the Greek pasteries!!! I had to stop myself from eating these first!!!


On top I got a Amygthalota (almond cookie with apricot filling) and on bottom is a Flogeres (baklava rolled with chocolate drizzle). I was really wanting baklava and when I saw the flogeres was just chocolate covered baklava I knew that we were a match made in heaven. I bought two pastries hoping to save one and bring it home for later, but somehow they both ended up in my mouth by the end of the night….


I know I was bad, but it was too good not to be bad. I probably ate a zillion calories tonight, but it was my one night to let lose and just enjoy the atmosphere. You only live once! I do have an 8+ mile run planned tomorrow that will hopefully counteract those zillion calories ๐Ÿ™‚

Well now I am STUFFED! I have some new comfy jammies on, a good movie playing and Abbie by my side. Another great Saturday has come to an end. Good Night everyone!


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