South Floridians longing to experience the wonders of Greece should plan to attend Saint Sophia’s first-ever “Taste of Greece Food and Wine Festival” showcasing a host of distinctive specialty dishes and wines.
The one-day event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, located on Coral Way (SW Third Avenue) and 24th Road in Miami’s historic Roads neighborhood.
The more than 20 food booths will feature such tasty Greek delicacies as grilled octopus with a lemon-herb vinaigrette, shrimp saganaki broiled in an ouzo-tomato sauce and topped with feta cheese and lamb sliders cooked with Greek herbs and spices and served on a soft roll with tzatziki sauce. Traditional popular offerings such as mousaka (eggplant), pastitsio (Greek lasagna), spanokopita (spinach pie) and tyropita (cheese pie) also will be available for tastings.
Those with a sweet tooth for Greek desserts will be pleasantly surprised by some new takes on classic ingredients, like Greek yogurt mousse with cherries; bird’s nest sundaes with ice cream on a nest of crispy, cinnamon-sugar shredded phyllo with syrup and nuts and, thrill seekers can give the ouzo cupcakes a try.
Admission is $5 for adults and free to children 12 and under. For information, visit www.stsophiamiami.org.