Menu offerings include falafel, kibbeh, spinach pies, meat pies, tabbouleh, and of course, baklava! Members of the church prepare all of the food, and let me just say, these folks know how to cook! A couple of my favorites are the spinach pies and the kibbeh, which is ground lamb and bulgur. It's really hard to decide what to eat, and it's a good thing that they offer a sampler plate of pastries so you don't have to make a choice.
In addition to the food, there are traditional dances performed by the children of St. Elias as well as tours of the church. This is the 100-year anniversary of the church, so the festitivities are extra-special this year. Because it's such an important part of the culture, the food is really the key to the fun, fellowship, and full stomachs. They just don't believe in letting you go away hungry!
If you're not lucky enough to live in a place with Lebanase food, you might want to check out our collection of Middle Eastern recipes and try some of the classic dishes. If you prepare them with much love, they may turn out almost as good as the food at St. Elias.