The best part of any holiday is the chance to celebrate traditions, which, for most cultures, is displayed through unending authentic eats. With Easter rapidly approaching, it’s time to start deciding who, what, when, and where to celebrate the most important holiday in Christianity.
While different cultures celebrate in special ways, the Greek culture has some key components, complete with several courses full in flavor of herbs, lamb, olive oil, and more. And Estia, located at Broad and Locust across from the Academy of Music, is offering a traditional, four course Greek Easter dinner.
On Saturday, April 23, 2011, between midnight and 1:30am (after the traditional Greek Anastasi, or resurrection, church service) and Sunday, April 24, 2011 from 2pm to 10pm, Estia will serving delectable, classical, Greek Easter dishes, which will include soup, salad, an entrée, and dessert.
The dinner will begin with Mayeritsa soup, which is a traditional Greek Easter soup with lamb, seasoned dill, parsley, scallions, spinach, and rice.
Next will be Marouli Salata, which consists of chopped romaine with dill, and scallions, and dressed with latholemeno. Latholemeno is a traditional dressing used for salads and fish, and is a combination of extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and herbs.
The Easter entrée will be roasted lamb. The lamb will be seasoned with oregano, lemon, pepper, and garlic, and served with Greek-style oven roasted potatoes.
And for dessert Koulourakia will be served. This Greek dessert is served as an Easter tradition, and is butter-based with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. If you take a liking to Koulourakia once you’ve had it at Estia, go here for an easy-to-follow recipe.
Estia is open on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, and is offering this special traditional Greek Easter dinner for $45. For the full menu, go HERE. Or, to see what other traditional Greek plates Estia offers, go to HERE!