Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Boise Greek Food Festival

I always used to go to the Santa Barbara Greek Festival, so it only made sense to go to the Boise Greek Food Festival this year.  I had actually been once before while visiting here seven years ago.  It is held at the Greek Orthodox Church.  This was the 36th year they held it!  They had some music to listen to and dancing to watch or participate in while you ate.  They also had a dessert house!  I dragged my friend Lauren along, because we both love to eat until we are stuffed!

]My lunch was pastitsio (noodles, meat sauce, bechamel sauce) and spanakopita (spinach and cheese in filo dough).  The spanakopita was amazingly delicious!

My dessert came with a Greek flag on top...what's inside??

Kourambiethes (powdered sugar covered cookies) and melomakarona (cookies dipped in honey with crushed walnuts on top)

I truly hope as the years go on that they expand their Greek food selections.  There are just so many options!  Do you have a favorite Greek food?

18 comments:

alissa apel said...

I love Greek food. I'm craving a gyro and baklava now. :)

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Smellyann said...

Baklava and spanikopita are HUUUUUGE favorites of mine. I wish I had known to go ... I'm so pissed at you, Becca, for not dragging me along too! hahaha jk

Tamara Camera said...

I love a good dessert house!
I think I love baklava quite a lot.
What an awesome event. 36 years!

Olivia-Savannah said...

I wish I will eat more Greek food in my future. We went to a dinner at a Greek place once and it was honestly some of the best food I have EVER eaten! Oh, and these look delicious too. I hope you had fun at the food festival!

Sherry Ellis said...

Greek food can be really good! If you have a sweet tooth, the desserts are superb!

Sandee said...

I love Greek food. It's very good. I would go, but I'm a long way from where you are.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love Greek food! Yum. I usually like to get a sampler - I can't limit myself to any one thing, lol.

Pat Hatt said...

It's all Greek to me lol can't say I've ever tried Greek food.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Greek food looks delicious. The festivals are fun, always great food too. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Tammy L. said...

Baklava is my very favorite, but I'm a fan of Greek salads too!

Susan Cook said...

that looks delicious I went to one of those a long time ago with my Mom. I love baklava :)

Blue Grumpster said...

Wait a minute... Did you say, "cookies dipped in honey with crushed walnuts on top"?

Why am I on a diet again? See, now I'm hungry :D

Stephanie Faris said...

Yummm!!! I'd have to load up on baklava, for sure. That's my favorite part of eating Greek.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I adore Greek food! And I make a mean spanakopita, if I do say so myself.

Jennifer Humphries said...

Yum! The Greek Festival is one of my favorite events of the year locally!

Have a great day :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Becca - spanokopita - I love it and make it often ... and then baklava - also similarly ... but love Greek food - could eat it forever with salads and some vino! Enjoy the weekend ... cheers Hilary

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I think I would enjoy a Greek Festival. Yes I love Gyros and can't wait to have one in Tarpon Springs, Florida while I am here.

Debbie Roberts - Debs Random Writings said...

Hi Becca, living in Greece I do get to sample some very nice Greek food. The beauty of it is it's so simple but tasty. A nice meal of lemony chicken and lemony potatoes is up there with my favs as is souvlaki pita ( pork with tomato, onion, tzaziki and paprika wrapped up in a pita bread. I do enjoy a nice kourambiethe too, but we usually only get them at Christmas. I hope they expand the menu in the future too as there is so much good Greek food to enjoy!

xx