Recap of Danforth Christmas Dinner at Megas

P1130654For the very first time, the Kalofagas Greek Supper Club took place at Megas Restaurant, located on the Danforth and home to one of the Greek diaspora’s largest Greektowns. Over 40 in attendance enjoyed a 5-course meal consisting of Greek Christmas inspired dishes.

The dinner was sponsored by Krinos Foods Canada, supplying many of the specialty ingredients like cheeses, Greek oregano, sun-dried tomatoes, Greek extra-virgin olive oil and phyllo pastry in the menu.

The wines were selected by Kolonaki Group and the entire menu was paired with Kir Yianni wines.P1130569

Special thanks to Nikos Kostis of Megas for opening up his kitchens and premises to us, Kostas Rampanounis of Kolonaki Group for serving and explaining the wines to our guests and Paula and Laura our servers for the evening.

Thank you to Deborah Peniuk for taking the wonderful photographs throughout the evening.

As always, many thanks to my partner, Paula Costa (Dragon’s Kitchen), who’s help in the kitchen and in planning these dinners is invaluable.

Appetizers:

Kremmydokeftedes – onion fritters with mint and FetaP1130597

Gigantes with braised Duck, Crisp RosemaryP1130589

Oyster Loukoumades with Taramasalata dipP1130604

Homemade breadIMG_0544

 

First course: Festive Salad in Sfoliata (puff pastry) with Kopanisti cheese, walnuts, green applesP1130657

Second Course: Kozani Style Cabbage Rolls with ham and saffronP1130662

Main Course: Pork shanks with Crisp Crackling, roasted quinces & paprika potatoesP1130682

Dessert: Copenhagen with Greek coffeeP1130695

As a Christmas surprise, each guest also received a copy of my Everything Mediterranean cookbook and traditional Greek Christmas cookies – Melomakarona and Kourabiedes.P1130578

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The next Greek Supper Club is on Tuesday, Jan.14th at Kritamos Fish House & Grill, also located on the Danforth. The menu will be an all fish and seafood menu and half the seats are already sold. Get your seats now at this link.

Enjoy the slide show below with more food photos and moments from the evening with guests enjoying the dinner.

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Peter Minakis

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