Elgin's St. Sophia Church hosts Fall Greek Food Fest Oct. 15-16

  • Get your fill of koulourakia, the traditional Greek Easter butter cookie, at St. Sophia's Fall Greek Fest Oct. 15-16.

    Get your fill of koulourakia, the traditional Greek Easter butter cookie, at St. Sophia's Fall Greek Fest Oct. 15-16. Courtesy of St. Sophia Philoptochos

  • Try out the honey spiced melomakarona cookies when putting in your order at St. Sophia's Fall Greek Fest Oct. 15-16.

    Try out the honey spiced melomakarona cookies when putting in your order at St. Sophia's Fall Greek Fest Oct. 15-16. Courtesy of St. Sophia Philoptochos

 
 
Posted10/13/2021 11:52 AM

St. Sophia Philoptochos is hosting a Fall Greek Food Fest on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Elgin.

Dine-in or carryout is available between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the church, 525 Church Road, just north of I-90, off Route 31.

 

The dinner menu includes gyro sandwiches; combo plates with pastitsio (Greek baked pasta dish with ground meat and béchamel sauce), dolmades (Greek stuffed grape leaves), cheese puff, spinach pull, vegetable; Greek-style chicken with rice pilaf, vegetable; spanakopita (spinach pie) with rice pilaf, vegetable; Greek salad; Avgolemono soup, a Greek-style cream of chicken with rice and lemon, served with crackers.

For treats, order baklava; galatoboureko, a phyllo, custard and honey drizzle; Kok, a Greek-style Boston cream doughnut; kourambiethes, butter cookies topped with powdered sugar; melomakarona, honey dipped walnut cookies; karidopita, walnut cake with a syrup glaze; a six-pack of koulourakia cookies; or rice pudding.

Order online at www.st-sophia.com/ministries/philoptochos.

Philoptochos (or Friends of the Poor) is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This women's group works to alleviate the suffering of individuals and families locally, across the nation and the world.

To learn more, visit www.st-sophia.com or follow https://www.facebook.com/stsophiaphiloptochos/.