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, Gyros, and Chicken Souvlaki.
- Lebanese Foods: Lamb Kabob with Pita, Hummus, Stuffed Grape Leaves, and Tabouli.
- Romanian Foods: Mititei – grilled spiced meat rolls served with mustard, a dinner roll, and french fries. Sarmale – pickled cabbage meat rolls, served with mamaliga (Romanian polenta) made on the premises. Dracula’s Napkins – savory cheese pastries.
- Slavic Foods: Pierogi – 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. Kielbasi – traditional smoked Polish sausage on a roll, with sauerkraut. Hot dog – plain or with sauerkraut.
- Ethiopian Foods: Key Wat 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.
- Beer and Wine Garden
- Traditional Ethnic Desserts: Paxamadia, Koulourakia, Baklava, Slavic Nut Rolls, Slavic Poppy Seed Rolls, Nut Horns, Apple Strudel, Russian Torte, Mexican Wedding Cake, Apricot and Prune Pastries, Date Pastries, and American Favorites.