On the 8th of June 2018, The Greek Women’s Society SA partnered with the Travelling Table to present an evening of Greek popular cuisine. This pop up restaurant was held at the Unley Town Hall and was sponsored by the City of Unley and the Migration Museum.
The event was advertised on ABC RADIO and feature was also made for ADELAIDE TODAY TONIGHT on Channel 7.
There was also a feature write up in the Adelaide review see link here
With the help of our Greek grandmothers – yiayias and their families, the Travelling table presented a dinner based on the home cooking of the post war Greek immigrants.
The menu included Keftedes, Tzatiki, the classic Fasolada(bean soup) as well as Arnaki Lemonato (Lamb casserole with potatoes and lemon), Stuffed tomatoes and Peppers and finally the Diples- honey rolls which is a sweet served on special occasions and Christmas.
All these recipes have been preserved by the current generation of Greek-Australian immigrants by watching their Greek grandmothers cook.
There are no written recipes as these dishes are cooked with the skills acquired from observation and instinct.
The guests were welcomed by the organizers with live bouzouki music
Ouzo, the famous Greek aperitif was available. The evening was hosted by the ABC presenter Deb Tribe who explained in detail to the 120 guests the menu and introduced the Greek yiayiades of our association. The Vice President, Hellas Lucas addressed the guests on several occasions and provided more information on the dishes which were served.
The guests also heard the Vice President’s own personal migration story
Hellas also had the opportunity to speak about her own personal migration story.
The highlight of the evening’s cultural entertainment consisted of Greek traditional dances from the region of Crete, which were performed by the GOCSA Dance Academy.
The feedback from people that attended the Greek dinner was very encouraging. The guests said that they really appreciated the welcome and insight into Greek culture.
A huge thank you to all our volunteers and the volunteers from the Flinders University Nutrition School who helped make this evening such a great success.
More photos from the evening below
More photos from the food preparation before and on the evening
The Greek Women’s Society SA “ O Taxiarchis” celebrated Mothers Day once again with members of the organization and their friends. The event which was a buffet lunch was held on Wednesday the 9th of May at 1200p.m. at the Watermark hotel, a favourite with our members. The Mother’s Day lunch is one of the organization’s annual fundraisers. This year all the proceeds went to BREAST CANCER SA.
The Mother’s Day Lunch takes place every year and holds great significance for he Greek Women’s Society of SA “ O Taxiarchis”
The event honours and acknowledges its members' dual role as mothers and wives serving their families and community at the same time.
During the course of the luncheon a beautiful bouquet was presented, to the oldest mother present. After lunch the door prize and raffle was drawn.
The President of Greek Women’s Society of SA “ O Taxiarchis” would like to thank all those members who donated prizes for the raffle for this event. Our
raffles are made possible through the generosity of our members and friends. For more photos please see below