Four Fests and a Feast

Celebrate international cuisine at these three festivals, then book a Philipine feast for your next fete.
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Kamayan Filipino Feast

Photograph by Wes Battoclette

Kamayan Filipino Feast
For a party or large gathering, experience the colorful, communal Filipino feast, where foods are beautifully placed on the table atop banana leaves and eaten without utensils.
Dai Trang Bistro, West Chester, (513) 860-3777

Asian Food Fest
Red Sesame, Pho Lang Thang, and Boba Cha, among others, serve their Asian specialties at this food-focused festival, which also features Asian beer and live entertainment.
May 11–12, The Banks, downtown

Taste of Lebanon
Sample Mediterranean food like tabbouleh, falafel, and baklava, and catch lively performances of belly dancing and dabke, a Levantine folk dance.
June 2, St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Catholic Church, East Walnut Hills, (513) 961-0120

Panegyri Greek Festival
Now in its 45th year, Panegyri is always packed with festivalgoers enjoying gyros, souvlaki (pork tenderloin skewers), and honey-drenched baklava, while children dance to the Greek bouzouki music.
June 28–30, Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Finneytown, (513) 591-0030

Taste of India
The Naach Sitare dance competition, which showcases a diverse mix of Indian dance styles, is a big deal at this festival. Also, devour Indian delicacies and shop for clothing and jewelry.
September 14, Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati

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