Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Taste of Greece

The other day, we made a trip to the South Bay Greek Festival. 



The lively event was held in Redondo Beach, CA at a local Greek Orthodox Church.


It was filled with culture, shopping, great food, and music...






which just happen to be a few of our favorites in life. 


There was plenty of delicious Greek food to choose from:

   
Spanakopita, dolmathes, pastitsio, gyros, souvlaki... and one mustn't forget the olives and feta.

The dancing was one of our favorite parts of the afternoon.



Children of all ages performed choreographed routines while dressed in traditional clothing.




Adults even joined in on the fun!



We had to bring home a taste of Greece for later.  A Greek Festival just isn't complete without a bite of scrumptious baklava!


~Jess~

27 comments:

Anne said...

I must have been Greek in a previous lifetime cause I love everything Greek!! tfs!

xox

Japolina said...

What a fun day. I love greek food.

oldthings said...

You had a wonderful day! Wonderful pictures that say it all. Νot missing anything. Pastitsio I saw at the dish, had you dish of moussaka ? Is this festival become every year? Very good effort to remember your roots and traditions.
All my love from little Greece
Olympia

Mary said...

Those greek style dances are so fun...like a giant group dance. I love greek foods.. Haahaha what a happy festival for you.

Terra said...

Our local Greek festivals are pretty much the favorite events of the year for my hubby and I. The food you show looks delicious and I love the dancers and beautiful icon paintings.

Pink Tree Studio said...

Sigh~~makes me homesick. I lived in the Redondo Beach area for forty years. Glad you had fun!

Elaine said...

Oh gosh what a fun day you had..
When in Florida we always go to the little Greek town of Tarpon Springs and indulge in all their yummy foods.
Like your new header.
Did you see the pink and yellow moth I posted..I would make a great stuffed pet.

It's me said...

Yammie baklava.....i do love Greek food !!!...we have friends who have a Greek restaurant !!...lovely sunday....xxx...

andrea@townandprairie said...

Greek food, yum! Santorini, Greece is my favorite place that I've never been to. We plan to go one day... some day...

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH! That is a fantastic experience! The dancers look beautiful and I would have loved to watch them...and the food? OH MY! I am so glad you were Greek -if only for a day- xo Diana

magie said...

Looks like a really fun event..the food sounds delish, I would have loved to try out some of those dishes. Yummy!
Magie x

madeliefste said...

Looks like you all had a fun time!
Enjoy the lovely food, the sunny weather, all the lovely people and the holidays!
Madeliefste

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning, Jess! Greek dancing is part of my growing up, for my aunt danced Greek dances for years. I have never had the chance to taste Greek food, but ONE DAY, I hope to for I so want to make it over to NAVAGIO BEACH, my dream beach destination!

HI SHERI! Have a fantastic weekend! Anita

Denise said...

What fun!Love the dance and food.Wonderful photos.Thanks for coming to My tea party :)

Patricia said...

YUM, I love baklava!!!
Thanks for your comments :)
I've never been in Greece.
I love to visit your blog and look to the pictures and lovely music!

TARYTERRE said...

So hungry right now for those grape leaves. LOVELY festivities. thanks for taking me along.

Christine said...

We have a Greek festival here in Seattle too that I love to go to! Fun events and the food...wonderful!

Mimi said...

HELLO!!!
I love community events....I would love to attend this one.....I love all cultures and I am eager to learn and try new stuff...I might not love it...but I am at least eager to try....Greek dancing, food, all of it....I love it!!!The dancing children was my fav part!!!I love to see children excited to participate.....I also have a passion to go to the Greek isles!!!I think they could USE all the tourists coming...and I hope they all come here too!!!!What a great festival!!
thanks for sharing!!!
Made me hungry!!
hugs,
jamie--mimi

Mimi said...

HI JESS!!!
I forgot to answer your question...YES...I have the Greek Doll..I knew the counter would only hold about 10 dolls.....so I let Little Miss pick out the dolls.....Well I picked a couple of them....but pretty much she chose the dolls.....her fav doll was the Scotland doll....she wanted to just HOLD her all night....I allowed her to take her home...still there...I hope I get her back....dress, hat, shoes and all!!!!
The Greek doll is dress is purple!!!
I love her......I love the history of the Greeks!!!
So Romantic...
hugs,
mimi

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Ohhh how I do love those Greek Festivals! And Greek food. Ours are usually in the fall. You've reminded me to check and find out what date it will be. Hate to miss it. Hope you're enjoying your summer!
Cheers, Kirsten

Lila Moonlight said...

What a lovely day. I visited Athens once for work and would love to return to Greece, especially to see the islands. We have similar dishes : )

Stills said...

Love Greece! That baklava looks delicious!

www.stills.rs

dkshopgirl said...

looks like fun! i'm half Greek and I spent most of my life running away from all that sort of stuff, but now I'm older I definitely appreciate it a lot more :-)
x

Cottage and Broome said...

Jess, we have a large Greek community where I grew up. Love all the wonderful Greek food, of course my favorite is baklava! So sweet and yummy! Laura

miss b said...

Just back from my travels catching up on everyone's news - what a lovely event and the food looks wonderful. Everyone is having so much fun.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

sexta-feira said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun and the food must have been delicious!
Greetings all the way from Greece! :)

Αρμονία said...

Greetings all the way from Greece!
ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟΥΜΕ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ!!!!!