A few weekends ago Cat and I went to Armenian Festival in Old Town, Alexandria, VA. I was so looking forward to it: good food, shopping (although I wasn't allowed to buy anything), and dancing. The amazing aroma of grilled chicken and lamb hit us the second we arrived at the festival. We did a quick walk through the shopping area and then like many other people got in line for food.
The menu was quite varied and all proceeds went to charity! Just an extra incentive to eat ;) I ended up buying a lamb kabob with lavash, hummus and dolma. I was sad to find out that lavash was cold, but the rest of the food did not disappoint. The lamb was perfectly grilled, tender, and had a bit of a smoky flavor. Hummus was really garlicky, and dolma was so good, I just wished it was bigger.
After we ate, we enjoyed Armenian dancers: fun music, gorgeous costumes and interesting choreography. The dancers really lucked out because the weather was overcast and not the 80 degree heat as was promised.I'm definitely looking forward to more Summer festivals!