Highland Park all set to go Greek
September 12, 2013 by Mark
With the slogan “Come Be Greek for a Day”, the Flemington Greek Festival not far from Highland Park will offer fun and food for the entire family.
During the day, guests can eat genuine Greek food from the grill, including gyros, pork or chicken souvlaki sandwiches, and souvlaki on a skewer with Greek-seasoned or plain French fries. They can finish the meal with baklava, karythopita (walnut cake), koulourakia (butter cookies), melomakarona (cinnamon cookies soaked in honey), or ravani (Greek cake). They can wash it all down with a beverage from the taverna.
After 5:00 pm on the Friday of the event, the restaurant menu begins and offers full Greek meals, including moussada (eggplant and ground beef), tomatoes and stuffed peppers, Greek meatballs, and lamb shank. Patrons can eat either outdoors or indoors then watch the folk dancing while listening to authentic Greek music.
This year, the festival committee has launched a mass media campaign using a mobile billboard, printing services, and a newly dedicated website. Companies can sponsor at platinum ($1000), gold ($750), silver ($500), or bronze $250 levels, which include the sponsor’s logo and name on the sponsor-board, a weblink to sponsor’s web pages, and ads on the festival’s website.
The event will be hosted by St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church from September 19 – 22, 2013. It will take place at the church’s new location at 85 Voorhees Corner Rd., Flemington. The festival will be held regardless of weather conditions, so appropriate dress is strongly advised.