Recap Christmas Dinner in Amyndeon With Alpha Estate Wines

kalofagas december 2014-1862Christmas is once again near and that means it is time to gather with friends for sumptuous meals and splurge on some exquisite wines. This past Sunday I held a Christmas themed Greek Supper Club will featuring the comforting regional cuisine of Amyndeon (and Florina) and for the first time, one of Greece’s most distinguished wineries. Alpha Estate.

Alpha was named “Winery of the Year 2013” by Wine & Spirits Magazine. As noted by Joshua Greene, Publisher and Editor, “Alpha Estate’s range of exceptional wines makes it a great ambassador for Greece”.

I would like thank Tom Noitsis of Eurovintage for partnering to bring the best of Greek wines to my Supper Club guests, Krinos Foods Canada for furnishing many of the ingredients used in the menu and Nisos Importing for the Cretan olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Appetizers:

kalofagas december 2014-1865Wine soaked leek sausages with caramelized onions, dried Greek oregano

Prassopita РLeek and cheese pie made with homemade phyllokalofagas december 2014-1867Fire roasted Florina peppers in olive oilkalofagas december 2014-1822Housemade  bread kalofagas december 2014-1830Paired with Alpha Malagouzia white

kalofagas december 2014-19771st course – Salad of mixed greens, roasted peppers, toasted walnuts, crisp pork and corn bread, balsamic dressing, pomegranate seeds

Paired with Alpha Estate Sauvingnon Blanc

kalofagas december 2014-20332nd course – homemade Korres pasta with braised keftedes and onions, shaved cheese

Paired with Axia Xinomavro/Syrah Red

kalofagas december 2014-2079Main course  РRoast pork belly on Katsimaki/Greek polenta with Feta, braised purple cabbage

Paired with Alpha Estate 100% Xinomavro

kalofagas december 2014-2094Dessert – Chocolate orange cake with Loukatos Mavrodaphne wine with whipped cream, raspberries

Served with Loukatos Mavrodapne

Thank you to Christina Kakaletris for capturing the evening in photographs and Chef Carmine Accogli for his help in the kitchen.

Before you click on the slideshow, gather your friends and join me on Thursday, January 22nd at Kefi Lounge on the Danforth for a menu of Greek mezes. Seats on sale now!

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Peter Minakis

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