The relaxation, forging new friendships and sampling some delicious Greek food continues at the Sani Resort in Kassandra, Halkidiki. Last night’s dinner was held at the Ouzeri, an open air venue with the view of the Sani Beach down below. Just as the sun was setting, we were seated and waited with anticipation for a dinner created by Master Chef Dimitris Skarmoutsos.
If the view didn’t already woo us, we were bound to enjoy the creative dishes from the chef who was one of the judges on Greece’s version of Master Chef. First up was a bowl filled with olive oil, olives, balls of yogurt, herbs and a basket of delicious bread. The olive oil begged to be dipped into with the bread.
In Greece, we call split peas “fava” and in the next course, the split peas were simmered then pureed and served as a bedding for a smoky, tender and delicious melange of Siglino (pork), olives and fennel.
The final touch for the evening was a dark chocolate pudding served with hazelnuts, orange spoon sweet and biscuits. Each bite was a surprise and so ended another super-cool evening at the Sani Gourmet Festival.
Off I go to get ready for an afternoon party where I’m sure to meet some of the wonderful sponsors, organizers and folks that simply adore Greek cuisine.
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