Aroma Messinia – Dinner Recap

_DSC0033Last Tuesday’s Greek Supper Club was a sell out – 48 of my dinner guests sat together in two long tables to enjoy an authentic Greek meal. The dinner’s theme was the cuisine of Messinia, located in the southwestern tip of the Peloponnese. The dinner took place at the Burroughes Building on Queen Street West and my warm thanks go out to Lee Polydor for providing this fantastic venue for my dinner.

Big thank you’s to Despina Kreastoulas and Greg Pappas of the Greek America Foundation, who approached me to organize a dinner to coincide with the 3rd Annual Greek Film & Foto Week. Our guests loved the space, we all proudly wore our “I love GR” pins and some proceeds of the dinner will go to the Project Hope Fund._DSC0001

The ambiance of the evening was rounded-out with the warm candle supplied by Neo-Image Candlelights. Thank you John! The wine was was furnished by Kolonaki Group and pairings selected by Steve Kriaris. The wines were splendid with the dinner, thank you Steve.

This dinner also had a couple of new collaborators: the first one being Kallikori olive oil from Messinia. Effy and Spyro have been friends for a few years and it was wonderful to finally have their product used in one of my dinners._DSC0003

Keeping with the Messinia theme, many components of the menu were made with Navarino Icons products from Messinia. This company is world-renowned for its Costa Navarino luxury resort and now they’ve branched out to market and promote the local food items of of Messinia. A warm thank you Peter Poulos for his generous support.IMG_9727

Before you scan through the photos, a friendly reminder that the next dinner is set for Saturday, June 15th at the Cherry Street Restaurant. We’re going to be dining outdoors and feasting on whole lamb on the spit! Half the seats are already gone so gather your friends and book your seats soon.

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Peter Minakis

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