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My Big Fat Greek Festival

by Meghann on October 4, 2008

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Tonight was so much fun, especially for my taste buds. πŸ˜‰ 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.

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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).

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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!)

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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.

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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!!!

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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….

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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 πŸ™‚

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!

1 VeggieGirl October 4, 2008 at 10:11 pm

What a fun festival!! I loooove Moussaka πŸ™‚

2 Megan October 4, 2008 at 10:21 pm

What a fun event with yummy drink and food!

3 caitlin (seebriderun) October 4, 2008 at 10:30 pm

you weren’t “bad”!! you had a hard work out this AM!! πŸ™‚

i am so sad i missed this!

kristien, harry, nick, and joe and i are going to have a picnic tomorrow if you want to come. we can throw around the football and drink a beer or two??

my cell phone is dead (ahh) so i’ll call you when i get to orlando around 12ish, or maybe earlier.l

see you! i love you!

4 fitnessista October 5, 2008 at 12:00 am

chocolate covered baklava?
oh my GOODNESS!
i love greek festivals! looks like it was a blasty πŸ˜€

5 magpie October 5, 2008 at 12:05 am

Hehe – looks like you had an awesome time! We all splurge sometimes πŸ™‚

6 wholefoodswholeme October 5, 2008 at 2:51 am

wow! never been to anything like it – looks like so much fun, and so much great food! i surely would have splurged even more than you, if it had been me, so no worries πŸ˜€

7 Christie October 5, 2008 at 6:12 am

i absolutly love greek food! i love gyros and who doesnt enjoy baklava???

8 Erin October 5, 2008 at 7:52 am

That’s not bad at all!
I’m freaking over the dolmas. They’re the best.
How cute that your cousin loves your blog!

9 Hangry Pants October 5, 2008 at 8:23 am

Your shirt is super cute. The Greek Festival looks fun and delicious. Think of those treats as extra fuel!

10 jenngirl October 5, 2008 at 10:03 am

Looks like you had an awesome night! Dolmthes are the BOMB! πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful Sunday πŸ˜‰

11 Angela October 5, 2008 at 11:06 am

cute psh.. i am a grown woman! lol i had fun though and i just got the joke from hercules where he says, “ive got a hunk of moussaka stuck in my throat”.

im like famous now wooo!

12 runjess October 6, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Looks delicious! I also have a My Big Fat Greek Wedding rip-off post title πŸ™‚

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