Jun 06 2010

Lebanese Food Festival

Posted by Jenelle in blogeverydayofjune, Life in New York / 5 Comments

Yesterday was so humid. Seriously – awful. We attempted to install our ceiling fan in the bedroom, but we are going to have to get an electrician in. So we are going to get them to install an air conditioner and the ceiling fan at the same time. But that meant we had to still deal with the heat. Bill bought another fan so that I can have one on me and he can have one on him so that enabled us to get some comfort. It is just awful. And the funny thing is, this place is SO MUCH COOLER than the old apartment. So we have that to be thankful for.

To enjoy some air conditioned comfort, we took a little bus trip to the Lebanese Food Festival in Brooklyn Heights. The street that the Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral is in is beautiful and it is a very picturesque, historic area.

The Lebanese Food Festival is a major fundraiser for the church and is 3 days of lots of Lebanese food and entertainment.

Bill and I decided to share a plate –

This was the beef, chicken shawarma, tabouli (made correctly), warak enab (beautiful vine leaves with the lamb/rice stuffing) and a buttery rice pilaf. Bill also got an icy cold Almaza Lebanese beer. We also got a hummus and bread and a little dessert.

They had kibbe nayye for mum – all waiting on a tub of ice and so many other dishes to try.

You know it is hot when I have my hair in a headband and pinned back. It was sweat city.

Check out the sajj – they had cheese, meat and thyme pies. YUM!

Everyone sat, ate and chatted family style –

There was a great variety of great food all lovingly home prepared –

The food was cooking over oak charcoal –

The DJs played Lebanese music throughout the afternoon –

There was an over abundance of jumping castles –

We left before Eddie Ossama and his band played… but here they are playing at a wedding –

We then walked back to the bus and here are some photos of downtown Brooklyn –

Standing near the fountain was so cooling –

Empire State Building in the distance –