Much to Enjoy at St. Mary's Romanian Festival
The women of St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral are hard at work finalizing the food preparations for the 10th annual St. Mary Romanian Festival, to be held on August 21-23 at the cathedral, 3256 Warren Road, in the Westpark/Kamm's Corners neighborhood.
The Romanian word of the day is "sarmale," that is, stuffed cabbage, and the ladies will be cooking up about 7,000 of them, to be fresh as visitors arrive at the festival. In addition to this classic Romanian dish, there will be many other tasty treats, such as the ever-popular mititei (Romanian mighty burgers hot off the grill), mamaliga (polenta baked with sour cream and cheese), homemade sausage and sauerkraut, and other offerings.
The pastries, all home-baked by St. Mary's ladies, and the ever-popular elephant ears are a huge attraction. The ladies promise that you will not find a bigger (or more delicious) selection anywhere else in the area!
In addition, there will be award-winning wines and beers to be enjoyed in the outdoor wine garden, under the tents, or inside. Boutiques, vendors, kids' area, live music and dancing all weekend long await you.
Festival hours are Friday, August 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, from 2:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, August 23, from noon to 10 p.m.
For more information, visit the website at www. smroc.org or call the cathedral office at 216-941-5550.
Elizabeth Catana grew up in the Kamms Corners neighborhood and has lived in Westlake for 30 years.