An Evening in Crete – Greek Supper Club Recap

minakis supper club christinas-0381Crete, the southernmost part of Greece, largest island in the Mediterranean and the birthplace of the “Mediterranean Diet”. This past Monday,  we raised a glass (or two) of Cretan wine, said a couple of Matinades and enjoyed a five course authentic Cretan dinner.

This dinner has been long in the making and I am delighted to host the dinner at Christina’s on the Danforth. All the dishes were prepared using Cretan olive oil, furnished by Nisos Importing and the wines will be selected by Kolonaki Group.

Thank you to Krinos Foods Canada for their sponsorship of dinner by supplying many of the ingredients used in the dishes.

Thank you to our servers Amanda and Paula, the staff and management at Christina’s and Chef Vanessa Yeung of Aphrodite Cooks for her help in the kitchen.

The evening was captured by Bill Leontaritis of Fifth Floor Photography. Bill’s services to those who wish to capture an event, celebration, family gathering or corporate event.

Menu

Appetizers

Haniotiko Boureki with zucchini, potato, Krinos Feta and phyllominakis supper club christinas-0022-2

Cretan Dakos with roasted cherry tomatoes, Cretan olive oil, Greek oregano and Krinos goat milk Fetaminakis supper club christinas-0062

Cretan Escargots Stifado with wine vinegar and rosemary on sour trahanaminakis supper club christinas-0044

First courseFassolakia Ladera, fesh herbs, Krinos goat milk Feta, Evlogia Cretan olive oilminakis supper club christinas-0259

Second Course – Gamopilafo – Cretan Wedding rice simmered in lamb and chicken stock with and Krinos sheep milk yogurtminakis supper club christinas-0309

MainBraised Cretan style Lamb with Fennel and baby Yukon Goldsminakis supper club christinas-0391

Dessert – Kserotigana with Graviera cheese, Attiki honeyminakis supper club christinas-0446

Thank you to all who attended and I hope to see you all at my next Greek Supper Club, happening Sunday, July 13th at The Manor on Bayview Avenue. It will be a fish and seafood menu and we’re eating outdoors. You may purchase your seats now.

Here’s a slideshow of more photos from the Cretan dinner:

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