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, Dolmades, Gyro Sandwich, Vegetarian Platter, Chicken Souvlaki Sandwich, and Greek Sampler Platter.
  • Lebanese Foods: Lamb Shish Kebab with Pita, Hummus Bi Tahini, and Pita Bread.
  • Indian Foods: Chicken Tikka Masala – tender grilled chicken in a creamy tomato-based sauce with traditional spices over rice. Chicken Tikka – tender chicken marinated in yogurt with traditional spices served over naan.
  • 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.  Halupki – cabbage leaves stuffed with savory beef and pork filling, roasted in tomato sauce. Baba’s recipe!  Borsch – traditional hearty beet  vegetable soup, served with sour cream. Kolbasa – traditional smoked Polish sausage on a roll, with sauerkraut. Side of kraut – cup of delicious pickled cabbage.
  • Ethiopian Foods: 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. Soup – spicy rice and mixed vegetables.
  • Beer and Wine Garden
  • Traditional Ethnic Desserts:  Koulourakia, Baklava, Baklava Sundae, Baklava Cheesecake, 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)