Multi-Cultural Festival


What distinguishes St. Matthew is its representation of diverse ethnic backgrounds. At the festival you will find a wide variety of foods and desserts from around the globe, many made from our own parishioners’ family recipes!

  • Greek Foods: Pastitsio, Moussaka, Spanakopita, Tiropita, Greek Salad, Dolmades, Gyro Sandwich, Vegetarian Platter, Chicken Souvlaki Sandwich, and Greek Sampler Platter.
  • Lebanese Foods: Lamb Shish Kebab with Pita, Kibbee B’Sineyeh, Hummus Bi Tahini, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Tabouli, and Pita Bread.
  • Romanian Foods: Mititei – grilled spiced meat rolls served with mustard, a dinner roll, and french fries. Sarmale – pickled cabbage meat rolls, made on the premises. Chicken Platter – 2 Romanian spiced drumsticks, served with French Fries.
  • Slavic Foods: Pirogi – traditional potato-cheese filled noodle pockets served with butter and onions.  Hulupki – cabbage leaves stuffed with savory beef and pork filling, roasted in tomato sauce. Baba’s recipe!  Borsch – traditional hearty Russian beet  vegetable soup, served with sour cream. Kolbasa – traditional smoked Polish sausage on a roll, with sauerkraut. Hot dog – plain or with sauerkraut.
  • Ethiopian Foods: Key Wet with spicy spinach – Tender morsels of beef served in spicy sauce made with traditional Ethiopian spices served with authentically prepared Ethiopian spinach and Injera bread. Key Mesir (Lentil) Platter – Lentil stew with traditional Ethiopian spices served with spicy spinach, rice, and Ethiopian Injera bread. Curry Rice & Veggies – Ethiopian seasoned curry rice and vegetables, mildly spicy.
  • Beer and Wine Garden
  • Traditional Ethnic Desserts:  Koulourakia, Baklava, Baklava Sundae, Slavic Nut Rolls, Slavic Poppy Seed Rolls, Original and Apricot Nut Horns, Apple Strudel, Russian Tea Cakes, Russian Torte, Chocolate Roll, Risogalo, and Other Special Desserts
  • Children’s Menu: Hot Dog, French Fries, Kids Meal (Hot Dog and French Fries)