Friday Menu

Taverna Night Menu

This menu is specifically for Friday and features meze (Greek for appetizers and small plates). Saturday and Sunday have a different menu. Please check back closer to the festival for the 2017 menu. Items are subject to change.

Calamari

Deep fried squid seasoned and served with lemon.

Dolmathes (vegetarian) 

Grape leaves stuffed with rice and seasonings.

Feta Cheese and Olives 

Imported Greek Feta cheese and Kalamata olives.

Houmous 

Spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas and blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic.

Spanakopita  

Filo dough filled with herb seasoned spinach and a blend of cheeses.

Tiropita  

Cheese puff triangles made with a blend of cheeses, eggs and seasonings wrapped in filo dough.

Tzatziki  

Spread made from strained Greek yogurt mixed with cucumbers, garlic, and olive oil.


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- Vegetarian
- Contains Honey
- Visitor Favorite - item usually sells out!

Allergen Information

All food and pastries are made in a facility (our kitchen) that uses milk, eggs, fish, nuts, and wheat. Some of our pastries use walnuts. Most of our food and pastries use wheat flour--only the dolmathes, Greek salad, houmous, tzatziki, and grilled meats do not.

If you have a specific allergy, please contact us for the full list of ingredients.


Why no meat on Friday?

For Orthodox Christians, fasting is an important part of our lives. Fasting allows us to shift our focus from simply nourishing our body to nourishing our soul. By resisting the desires of the body and abstaining from food, we can reorder our lives and focus on our faith. The Orthodox Church has established certain days as fast days to help direct us. During most weeks, Wednesdays and Fridays are fast days. On these days, we are to abstain from consuming meat, among other foods. Our Friday menu items observe this important discipline for Orthodox Christians.

Provided by: "Fasting: Faith & Life - Orthodox Christianity", Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

More about Orthodox Fasting

Weekend in Greece:
Greek Culture and Food Festival

September 22, 23, and 24, 2017

A three day festival celebrating Greek culture and food, hosted by the Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church of Elk Grove, California.

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