There’s no Opa for Greek Fest 2013 and Beyond

GreekFestGreek Fest 2013
4648 Elk Lake Drive
Royal Oak
Saanich, BC

J: When it comes to all things Greek. this year Ed and I were missing the mark. It was due to our lousy timing that we managed to show up on a Friday with a two hour window between performances. Technically there were dancing lessons but apart from one young man getting up on stage while a woman in the audience eyed him like candy, nobody else was partaking.

E: When there was barely anybody there, except for retirees, I suppose saying opa was out of the question. Well, despite our mistake, we did finally get to try some desserts that would otherwise be normally sold out during the busy hours of dinner or the next three days of the two weekend long festival. Honestly, I can’t say any of it was anything special. I’m thinking the line cooks and people preparing the meals have gotten complacent in thinking their food is the best… but these days, it is not.

I’d rather go to a proper restaurant than return here every year.

J: I must agree. I remember my problems last year and this year nothing has been fixed. The cooks with long hair have them tied but it’s hanging down and there isn’t a hair net in site. Add the new problem of yellowjackets near the food and the people and you give me reasons not to come back next year. I tried a gyro and a bukatsa desert treat. The sauce of the gyro wasn’t even speaking to me and the bukatsa didn’t have the custard filling I expected. Even with a big name to attract locals and tourists, you must always strive to make things better or at least keep a acceptable level of food and service. To solve the yellowjacket pro they should have put out traps near the beginning of their season to either eradicate them or at least bring down their numbers before the festival. It doesn’t cost much to do, I do it every year on my property.

The entertainment at the Greek Fest is always a delight but that won’t be enough to bring me back next year. I’ll see how things improve in a few years time.


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