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Celebrating Greek Easter at Marathi in NYC
April 24, 2022, 12:00.18 pm ET


Photos: Marathi

When it comes to Easter in Greece, the celebration is quite extraordinary. The holiday follows the Gregorian Orthodox calendar; and is celebrated a week after Catholic Easter, this year on Sunday, April 24th.

Executive Chef Nicholas Poulmentis of Marathi is creating a traditional family feast that will be served that day from 8am through 4pm. Traditional whole lamb is roasted on a spit on the sidewalk between Church Street and Duane Street in Tribeca.

The special $85 prix-fixe menu includes Magiritsa, a hearty traditional soup made with lamb, followed by three types of meat slow-roasted on the spit; Kokoretsi, the traditional whole lamb served with oven-baked lemon potatoes and a Greek yogurt mint sauce; Kontosouvli, an extra large pork souvlaki paired with Greek fries and a Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce, and Baby Lamb served with Brussels sprouts, and a Greek yogurt smoked poblano pepper sauce. Finally, what is a feast without dessert? The final course, Bougatsa, is a traditional Easter custard pie wrapped in golden brown crispy phyllo.

Marthi features two bright indoor dining rooms along with curbside dining and private cabanas that seat six guests each.

Marathi is located at 200 Church St, New York, NY (212) 227-5100

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