St. Mesrob's Armenian Fest in Racine
Just got back from St. Mesrob Church's Armenian Fest at Festival Hall. Forgot to bring my camera, so I'll have to steal shots off the web, if I can find any. The Fest has lot's of tasty armenian food, even for the vegetarians. Yalanchi sarma (grape leaves wrapped around a tangy mixture of rice and seasoning and topped with lemon juice and oil) was delish, as was the former Holiday Folk Fair favorite, Cheese Beoreg (you will be assimilated). The Wife also liked the Lahmajoon, a sort of armenian pizza - heavy on the ground meat, and light on the tomatoes. Of course, the desserts were the highlight. There was Bourmah, a kind of armenian rolled baklava - sweet and nutty, but less syrupy than baklava. My favorite though is the Mavish. The menu describes it as " a pastry made of egg dough, fried and dressed with a zesty syrup made of lemon and sugar and sprinkeld with walnuts". What the menu fails to note is that its around 4 inches high and 5 inches across! Crispy, sweet and delicious. A bargain at two bucks each. The Girl- carb fiend that she is, preferred the zylook (a small braided bread loop with just a touch of sweetness. For her, the more bread-like a dish, the better. So, we ate, we listened to the band, and TK played a few games, eventually winning a pair of little duckies and a top. (Who likes the little little duckies swimming in the pond?) All in all, a delicious sunday afternoon lunch outing. If you missed it this year, be sure to catch it next year - for the cheese beoreg, if nothing else!
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