Wow! ...classes at the Epicurean are expensive
-3 Snaps! Try it. You might like it.
Sure, $80 a head seemed like a lot of moolah for sushi. But I love the stuff! So when I heard about a hands on experience with Viet Vo, a high energy and experienced chef preparing the tasty rice dishes, I was on it. Vo is founder of Mad Chef LLC and former Executive Chef at Ox and Fields in Tampa. I have photographed his beautiful work before.Wow, that was expensive!
-4 Snaps! Strongly recommended
The 2017 edition of the Greek Festival at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church kicked off this weekend and continues for 3 days. And, Orthodox Greeks know how to party. Along with loads of options for Greek food the festival offers traditional Greek dancing (with lessons if you are so inclined), lots of beer, wine, and mixed drinks, and tons of activities for the kids.
I took the time to participate in the church tour which was complimented by traditional choir music and an interesting (but short) lecture by Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis about the history of the Greek Orthodoxy and the building of the Tampa church as well. If you go, take the time to take the tour! A little education and delish food all in one trip is a great afternoon!