14th Annual GREEK FOOD FEST in CORVALLIS (LEWISBURG) OCT. 14-15, 2017
Eat a day the Greek way! On Saturday, October 14 from 11 am-7 pm and Sunday, October 15 from 12 pm – 6pm St. Anne Orthodox Church will host the Mid-Valley’s thirteenth annual Greek Fest at historic Lewisburg Hall, 6000 NE Elliott Circle, Corvallis. The St. Anne Greek Fest is the only Greek Festival in the state outside of Portland. Proceeds from the event help pay for the renovation and maintenance of the historic Lewisburg Grange Hall.
Greek Fest will offer traditional Greek dinners, desserts, wine & spirits, crafts and live Greek music and dancing. “The Athenians”, the Portland-based Greek band featuring Maria George and Brett Pitner will once again perform both days. The menu includes stuffed grape leaves (dolmas), pasticcio, kifta kebabs, pork souvlaki, braised lamb with carrots and potatoes, spanakopita, and Moroccan chicken. Complete dinners served with Greek salad, rice pilaf, and pita bread are priced at $13 for two entrees, $15 for three entrees, or $28 for the Tailgater Platter (6 entrees).. A la carte, to-go items and Greek desserts will also be available, and there will be a “taverna” in the tent serving appetizers, Greek red wine, beer, ouzo and retsina. Desserts will include baklava, kourambiethes (butter cookies), galatoboureko (custard-filled filo drizzled with honey syrup), and melamakorona (honey cakes).
Visitors will be welcome to tour the Grange Hall and the Orthodox Christian chapel located on the second floor. Tours will be held every hour on the half hour and will include an explanation of Orthodox iconography.
About the Chef
Lewisburg Hall private chef Mona Karadsheh Soot is once again heading up the culinary production of this year’s event. Ms. Soot and her staff have extensive experience preparing and serving gourmet meals from Greece and the Middle East.
About the Grange Hall
Located near the intersection of Highway 99W and Lewisburg Road, the Lewisburg Grange Hall was originally built in 1911 as a train depot and merchantile. It was used by the railroad for only a short time before it was turned over to the local Mountain View Grange. The building was restored in the early 90’s by Tim and Linda Dodson. It was purchased in 2003 by St. Anne Orthodox Church and is rented out for parties, meetings and other special occasions.
About St. Anne Orthodox Church
Founded 24 years ago, St. Anne Church (www.staoc.com) was the first Orthodox Christian Church in the Mid-Valley and is comprised of people of American, Greek, Slavic/Russian, W. European, African, Korean, Chinese and Hispanic heritage. It is affiliated with the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org).