Ya Ya B’s

Ya Ya B’s

YaYa’s (Grandma’s) secret seasoning has been enjoyed for generations. The Barbes Family special mixture of old country spices create a unique flavor for a variety of foods. This American family of Greek descent proudly shares this tasteful pleasure.
Nikos Theros

Nikos Theros

For generations, the Theros family has maintained exquisite olive groves in the Messinian region of Greece. From one branch of the family tree to the next, the Theros groves have produced superior harvests through meticulous care and handling in the old world...
Marilyn Jax

Marilyn Jax

A veteran senior government enforcement investigator for close to two decades, and a retired Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), the author lives in Minnesota and the Caribbean and enjoys spending time in Miami and Montana. She is a twenty-four time national/international...
Bill’s Imported Foods

Bill’s Imported Foods

The Tirokomos family established Bill’s Imported Foods in the early 1980’s. It began with a truck and a garage; making round trips from Minneapolis to Chicago delivering food to Restaurants and Deli’s throughout Minnesota.
Art by Stamos

Art by Stamos

Stamos is a local Greek-American artist born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 36 while he was working full time as a photographer and going to school to become a priest. While the diagnosis changed his plans, it...
5K Toga Run & Walk

5K Toga Run & Walk

Register for the 5K Toga Run & Walk around Lake Calhoun on Friday at 6:30 PM. Taste of Greece is partnering with Chloe’s Fight Rare Disease Foundation again to offer a beautiful course with baklava and Greek dancing at the end. Come have fun while you help...
Lamb Burger

Lamb Burger

Mediterranean Style Ground lamb grilled to perfection. This 1/3 pound burger will change your life. Keep an eye on the grilling area!
Music and Dancing

Music and Dancing

Music Friday, September 11 WhenWhoWhere 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Chris & Callie Kalogerson Greek BandGreat Hall 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.The LevendesOutdoor Stage Saturday, September 12 WhenWhoWhere 12:00 noon – 7:30 p.m.Chris & Callie Kalogerson...
Church Tours

Church Tours

Times are subject to change, based on availability of tour guides. It is our intent to host a presentation about the Church at the top of each hour as outlined below. Friday, September 11 WhenWhere 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Church Saturday, September 12 WhenWhere...
Cultural Events

Cultural Events

All presentations and activities take place in the Fireside Room unless otherwise noted. Please confirm times and events at the Festival. Friday, September 11 When What Where 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. Slide Show of Greece Great Hall 2:30 p.m. Rebuilding St....
Courtyard Cafe

Courtyard Cafe

Wines of Greece We will be offering two different wine flights, one with red wine and another with white wine. Each flight consists of three 50ml servings of hand selected wines from Greece. Suggested Pairings Red: Kefthedes, dolmathe, Kalamata olive spread with pita...
Loukaniko

Loukaniko

Greek Sausage Traditional Greek Loukaniko served with fresh pita bread. Better than a hot dog.
Loukaniko Dinner

Loukaniko Dinner

Greek Sausage Traditional Greek Loukaniko served with rice pilaf and fresh pita bread. Add a small salad for a complete meal.
Joyce Food Shelf

Joyce Food Shelf

Joyce Food Shelf has been serving the hungry residents of southwest Minneapolis for over 40 years, by distributing food to those in need with respect and dignity as an expression of the love of God. Festival guests can bring 3 non-perishable food items in exchange for...
Chloe’s Fight Rare Disease Foundation

Chloe’s Fight Rare Disease Foundation

Chloe’s Fight Rare Disease Foundation (CFRDF) was established in 2011 to support research that focuses on finding and implementing effective cures and treatments for rare childhood genetic diseases such as metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD). On the night of Friday,...
St. Nicholas National Shrine

St. Nicholas National Shrine

Friday, September 11, 2015 marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The collapse of World Trade Center Tower 2 destroyed St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, originally established in 1916. The rebuilding of St. Nicholas Church and National Shrine at...

Greek Wine

By the Bottle, or the Glass Enjoy some of the finest Greek wines at the festival this year – Retsina, Red, or White.
Greek Beer

Greek Beer

Fit for Olympus! Introducing Hillas Beer from Greece. The beer that is dedicated to the ancient art of brewing.
Kataifi

Kataifi

Fun With Phyllo These delicious rolls have a walnut filling wrapped in shredded phyllo pastry sheets.
Thiples

Thiples

These go fast! Get ’em early! Fried egg dough dipped in honey and topped with cinnamon.
Galaktoboureko

Galaktoboureko

The Family Favorite Sweet egg custard wrapped in filo dough, baked until golden brown, and topped with a honey-sugar syrup.
Loukoumades

Loukoumades

Donuts, Greek Style! Hot, quick fried dough puffs drenched in hot honey and dusted with cinnamon.
Baklava

Baklava

The Classic Layers of buttered filo filled with spiced walnuts and syrup, and baked to a golden brown. The baklava is absolutely fantastic, and you should not leave the festival without a taste.
Greek Fries

Greek Fries

The Only Kind of Fries… Fried in fine Greek olive oil & sprinkled with a secret Greek seasoning, these fries are fit for Zeus himself.
Greek Salad w/Gyro

Greek Salad w/Gyro

Greek Salad w/Gyro A Greek salad mixed with tomato, red onion, feta, Greek olives, pepperoncini peppers, dressed and served with fresh pita bread. What makes this truly special is the pile (er, garnish) of Gyro meat on top.
Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Greek Salad w/Pita Greek salad mixed with tomoato, red onion, feta, Greek olives, pepperoncini peppers, dressed and served with fresh pita bread.
Mezethes

Mezethes

Appetizer Spreads Plate Hummus and a zesty feta spread served with fresh pita bread and Greek olives.
Dolmathes

Dolmathes

Stuffed Grape Leaves Grape leaves stuffed with rice and spices; served with tzatziki sauce (cucumber/yogurt).
Loukaniko Sandwich

Loukaniko Sandwich

Greek Sausage Traditional Greek Loukaniko served with tomato, onion and tzatziki sauce (cucumber/yogurt) on fresh pita bread.
Pastitsio

Pastitsio

Think: Greek Lasagna Macaroni & seasoned ground beef with a creamy bechamel sauce and baked to perfection. Pasta the Greek way.
Gyros

Gyros

The Greek Classic A blend of beef and lamb, roasted and served with tomato, onion and tzatziki sauce (cucumber/yogurt) on fresh pita bread.
Chicken Dinner

Chicken Dinner

Opa! That’s a Meal! Tender chicken breast, leg and thigh baked Greek style and served with rice pilaf, Greek salad and pita bread.
Lamb Dinner

Lamb Dinner

Roasted Lamb Traditional Greek roasted lamb dinner served with rice pilaf, Greek salad and pita bread. Keep an eye on the grilling area!
Spanakopita

Spanakopita

Spinach Pie Filo filled with herb seasoned spinach and a blend of cheeses, baked to perfection.