Ideas for Greek-themed dinner party?
Need menu suggestions for dinner party for monthly "gourmet club" meeting -- my turn to host. Appetizers, salad, entree, dessert. TIA
Grilled leg of lamb, marinated in olive oil, garlic, herbs, mustard, then butterflied.
Grilled Greek salad. Think I got the recipe from CH.
Stuffed grape leaves, skordalia dip with pita triangles, lemon-oregano chicken skewers.
Grilled Haloumi cheese served on ripe tomato rounds.
Baklava. Greek yogurt drizzled with honey & berries. Grilled fruit (pineapple or mangos, peaches) with ouzo.
If you have access to a wood burning fireplace, go on line and find instrucitons for Gigot a la Ficelle. It realy amounts to rubbing a leg of lamb with garlic, herbs (I used rosemary) and olive oil, tying a piece of butcher's twine around the bone and hanging it from the mantelpiece in from of the fire. Fantastic. Several guests last weekend said it was the best lamb they have ever had. Took about two hours but only needed to keep the twine wet and baste occasionally. The momentum of the twisting keeps it winding and unwinding with no real assistance needed. Also stunning from a visual and olfactory point of view.