Mediterranean Festival will feature baklawa sundaes

The baklawa sundae

The baklawa sundae

Give the people what they want.

That’s what the organizers of the annual Mediterranean Festival at St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church have learned.

When they put on the event on Saturday, they’ll be bringing back two favorites by popular demand.

One is an invention called a baklawa sundae. These decadent desserts, made with ice cream covered with the layered Mediterranean dessert baklawa and chocolate sauce, used to be a popular River Festival Block Party treat back when the party happened on East Douglas.

They’re also bringing back stuffed grape leaves, which they decided not to make last year. But attendees helped them undecide that decision.

Dinner organizers are introducing a sampler plate, which will include a grilled chicken kebab, green beans and rice, hummus and pita, a stuffed grape leaf, a stuffed cabbage roll and a Greek cookie for dessert. Attendees also canĀ order a la carte, get items to go in the bake shop and dine outdoors while listening to traditional music and buy kafta and chicken kabobs right off the grill.

The festival is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 10 at the church. For more information, call 316-264-1576 or visit