Opa! A tribute to New Orleans's annual Greek Festival, called Greek Feast, will be taking place on May 28 and May 29, 2021 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd. While the main festival is scheduled for November 2021, the Holy Trinity Cathedral is hosting Greek Feast as a drive-thru only event to present traditional Greek food offerings during Memorial Day weekend.
Some delicious choices from the menu include a gyro sandwich and a goatburger, as well as an octopus and potato salad and several other "heat and eat" options. A popular dessert called loukoumades, or beignets topped with honey and cinnamon, will also be available. All food purchased must be preordered and prepaid by May 12, 2021.
New Orleans actually has a special connection to Greece that dates back to the 1800s, when Greek expats immigrated to the city by the thousands, bringing their heritage along with them. The annual Greek Festival serves as a celebration of those original expats by providing the city with Greek food, music, and cultural events such as live musical acts, traditional Zorba dancing, a 1 mile or 5k walk/run, and "Toga Sunday," where anyone wearing a toga gets free entry and the winner of the "Best Toga" contest is given great prizes. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, these events cannot take place, but the Holy Trinity Cathedral family sees no reason the community should not be able to still enjoy this shared tradition.
Kali Orexi (which is a popular phrase and is the Greek version of "Bon Apetit")! For more information or to place an order for the drive-thru, click here.