Love some Greek food? Arkansas’ largest ethnic food festival is coming to fill you up with tasty Greek cuisine.
But first, the International Greek Food Festival is hosting a special preview event that will give attendees the chance to sample the goods before the fest. This is the first time the festival has offered a preview in its 35-year history
On May 1, head over to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in West Little Rock to sample small bites and have some wine and/or beer.
Attendees will have the chance to sample the festival’s newest menu offerings, which include:
- Gyro salad: A salad version of the sandwich, which features lamb, beef and seasonings on a bed of lettuce with diced tomatoes, onions and tzatziki sauce
- “Improved” Greek salad:Lettuce topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, purple onion, olives and pita bread
- Lamb dinner:Lamb with roasted potatoes, Greek-style green beans, Greek salad and pita bread
- Olympic Sundae: Vanilla ice cream topped with loukoumathes (i.e., Greek doughnut holes) and honey syrup
- OPAtizer plate:A sampling of keftedes (i.e., Greek meatballs), dolmades, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, sliced tomato, cucumber and pita bread
- Ouzo cake: Greek sponge cake with Ouzo, a dry anise-flavored aperitif
- “Vegeterranean” plate: A platter of seasoned rice, Greek-style green beans, Greek salad and pita bread
The church will also have its recently-installed mosaic on display.
Tickets for the event are $20 and are available at the door or here.
Tickets for the regular festival are $3 or three canned food items. The festival will be held Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19. Parking is free.