Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Join the Palesviaki Enosis of Melbourne at their annual Ouzo Festival this Sunday to enjoy sounds, smells and tastes of one of Greece’s most authentic Greek islands. The annual Palesviaki Ouzo Festival is a celebration of the Greek art of making Ouzo and its prominent production in Lesvos.The Greek island has authentically retained the art of ouzo making, and its distilling industry produces some of the finest tasting ouzo in the world.Its production is still the same as it was years ago and involves a selection of aniseed, alcohol, distillation, ripening and water.Some of the world’s most famous brands call Lesvos home, including Ouzo Mini, Ouzo of Plomari, Ouzo Kefi and Ouzo Barbayannis. The festival hopes to celebrate the history of the drink’s production and its its place on the Greek table, bringing together dance groups, live music and an abundance of food.While Ouzo might be the festival’s namesake, families will be able to tuck into authentic meze accompaniments such as charcoal gyros, grilled calamari, salads, sardines in brine and feta cheese on the day. RYHTMOS band will be performing live, with singers Fotis Nalbandidis and Stavrina Dimitriou, and Theano Milides on violin, while George Karadonis will act as MC. The PEGASUS dance group will also perform traditional dances of Lesvos and the festival even offers a playground for children. The celebration will take place on Sunday 1 March 2015, at the Palesviaki club house located at 26 Waldheim Road, Bayswater and will be held between 11:00am and 6:00pm. Entrance fee is $15 per adult, which includes complimentary Ouzo and a commemorative Ouzo glass. Free admission for children under 18 years.