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A culinary event > food and pastries May 28, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Diaspora Festivals, Hellenic Light Americas.

A culinary event > The Dental Center of Northwest Ohio has announced that the second annual A Toast to Health will be at 7 p.m. June 29 at Civic Center Promenade at the Erie Street Market.

The theme is “Savour the Flavour of Grecian Delights” with celebrity chefs David Rosengarten and Panos Karratassos. There will be a dinner and culinary demonstration featuring regional Greek favorites and Greek wine.

This is the second time food celebrity David Rosengarten has participated in the event. Panos Karatassos is the executive chef of Kyma, a Greek restaurant in Atlanta. Master Sommelier Matthew Citriglia will be leading wine tastings at a VIP party.

Proceeds of the event benefit the Dental Center’s program for children. Cost of the event is $150 and $250. The VIP party with wine tasting is $100. For reservations and tickets call 419-241-1644.

Food and pastries > Roast lamb and chicken dinners will be featured at the Festival of Nations from noon to 7 p.m. June 3 at St. Elias Orthodox Christian Church, 4940 Harroun Rd., Sylvania.

Dinners, which include baked half chicken or roast lamb, green beans in tomato sauce, Syrian rice and bread, and Mediterrean salad, are $10 for adults and $6 for children. The lamb is roasted outside over charcoal.

International booths will display cultural traditions of eight countries. The bakery/cafe will offer Mediterranean and other ethnic pastries. Also planned are ethnic music by a Russian instrumental ensemble, an Eritrean coffee ceremony, tours of Christian sacred art, and children’s games. For information call 419-882-4037.

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