27.7.08

what do you cook for Greek women?

Summer has arrived in England.  It's the end of July, and at last, we were able to sit outside last night without ski jackets.  We had a special celebration. My housemate Georgios was the entertainer this time around.  Our friend Denise's mother and her aunt are visiting from Greece, and hence, we wanted to test our culinary skills. Georgios took command of the situation, and delivered a beautiful dinner. The menu consisted of:

Gnocchi with parmesan cheese and white onion
Salmon steak with Dijon mustard
Shredded beet root, green apple and Greek yogurt salad
Spinach salad with balsamic dressing

for dessert we enjoyed the following:
Fresh cherries brought over from Greece
English organic strawberries with caster sugar and Grand Marnier 
Greek almond macaroons (amigdolata) from Monemvasia

Greek women are the most feared food critiques for us, and Georgios' efforts were met with great praise. The highlight of the dinner in my opinion was the beet root salad, which is a recipe by Georgios' aunt, who is a very experienced and excellent chef back in Greece.  Recipe to best posted soon. Denise's mother and aunt are coming over to cook for us youvetsi this afternoon.

2 comments:

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Sounds like a great meal! :)

Bellini Valli said...

I would have been impressed and I am not a Greek woman...only a "wanna" be.