Shwarma sandwiches will be one of the many delicious treats offered at the “Taste of Lebanon” which kicks-off tonight in Waterbury at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church at 8 East Mountain Road. Elias Taweh is pictured here at The Gathering on May 18th in downtown Waterbury where the Lebanese tent went through 100 pounds of marinated sirloin steak that was grilled and served in Shawarma, a thin pita bread with shaved meat, vegetables and sauce. The “Taste of Lebanon” goes from 6 pm to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday, and 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday.

A youth dance group from Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church will perform traditional Lebanese dance this weekend at the “Taste of Lebanon”. The dance group is pictured here performing two weeks ago at The Gathering in downtown Waterbury, and they were one of the most popular groups of the festival. Photographs by John Murray