Greek favorites fill menu of Wilmington’s Festival to Go

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Souvlaki (Photo by Markus Winkler from Pexels)

Souvlaki (Photo by Markus Winkler from Pexels)

The to-go version of Wilmington’s Greek Festival will focus on food, with nightly dance performances.

It will run 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 2-5 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 808 N. Broom St., Wilmington.

The event – the largest Greek festival in the Delaware Valley – normally draws massive crowds for the food, entertainment and culture, but organizers could not adjust quickly enough to changing pandemic guidelines to orchestrate a full festival.

“Ordering will be at Church – drive thru, walk up or park and walk up,” said George Rassias, president of the parish council.

“We are still constrained to the one big tent since the parking lot must continue to safely accommodate drive-thru option and lessen impact on traffic on the neighborhood. The one tent limits the amount of product we can produce efficiently.”

New from last fall’s Festival to Go is the Terpsichorean Dance Group, which will perform nightly in front of the church. Times are to be determined.

Also new: baklava a la carte (not just with sampler); all specials offered daily (last year they were offered on specific days); and ouzo.

The menu

Specials (offered daily while supplies last): Stuffed peppers with roasted potatoes, chicken with orzo, souvlaki and lamb sandwich.

Regular menu: gyro, pastitsio, moussaka, keftedes, meatball sandwich, dolmades, Greek salad, spanakopita, tyropita, tsoureki (Greek sweet bread loaf), moussaka platter and pastitsio platter.

Desserts: Sampler (includes baklava and koulourakia, plus an assortment of other delicacies, such as kataifi, melomakarano, kourambie, almond cookies and karithopita) and baklava (sold individually).

Alcoholic beverages: Greek red and white wine and ouzo.

“Pricing should be very consistent with last year,” he said.

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