By Lori Bosworth
Dreaming of the tomato keftedes you enjoyed on Santorini Island? Or the fish moussaka you tasted at that seaside cafe in Mykonos? Toronto’s Pilaros Taste of the Danforth will immerse you in Greek food and culture from August 9-11, 2013. Now in its 20th year, Taste of the Danforth will take place on Danforth Avenue from Broadview Avenue to Pape Avenue and feature some of Toronto’s best Greek restaurants offering their specialties streetside.
Check out free music and dance performances on the Celebrity, Danforth Showcase and Astro Original Greek Yogourt stages throughout the weekend. The Kids Fun Zone will feature a storyteller, a War of 1812 exhibition, and an “Are You Smarter than an Eighth Grader” War of 1812 trivia game.
The festival will try to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Greek Yogourt Bowl by building a five foot tall yogourt container with over 1,300 pounds of yogourt on Saturday at 12 p.m.
There will even be skating with a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs scheduled to appear. The festival will provide skates, but you need to bring your own helmet.
Couples are encouraged to share their romantic proposals in the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”. Two couples will win a honeymoon cruise to Greece, a resort vacation in St. Lucia or a 1.3 carat diamond earrings and pendant set from Canadian Rocks valued at $4,800.
The Taste of the Danforth hours are Friday from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 8 p.m.