Students take a ‘Taste of’ Greek food in Portland

A group of eight students had the opportunity to experience a “Taste of Greece” on Feb. 15.

For only four dollars, they were given the chance to try a variety of authentic Greek food.

“[We] had sliced bread served with olive oil and some sort of ground olive spread while we waited for our food,” senior Ethan Trachtenberg said.

Trachtenberg’s meal would have normally cost more than $19, but through the Linfield Activities Board, it cost him less than a quarter of that.

“It was braised lamb… inside this flaky dough, I forgot the name of… [it was] definitely a good choice,”  Trachtenberg said.

This was his first time eating authentic Greek food. The same was true for many of the other students.

About every other week, LAB sponsors a trip to a different “authentic restauran,t” giving students the opportunity to try foods from a variety of cultures. Past “Taste of” events include “Taste of India,” “Taste of Spain” and “Taste of Korea.”

These trips only cost students about four dollars, which is quite a deal when some dishes can cost upwards of $20 to $25.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive change of pace for dinner, check out the next “Taste of” event next month.

“I’m into saving money and for four dollars, I couldn’t ask for more.”

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1 Comment on Students take a ‘Taste of’ Greek food in Portland

  1. Patty Haddeland // February 25, 2012 at 8:16 am //

    Which restaurant did they enjoy the authentic Greek food?

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