Recap – XO Fish & Seafood Greek Supper Club

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Each summer, the Kalofagas Greek Supper Club dines “XO” (ekso, outdoors), like they do in Greece and the Mediterranean. Last week, another sold out dinner was attended by 50 guests who dined outdoors enjoying fresh fish, seafood and the very best of Greek wine.kalofagasXO_64

Special thanks to Selonda Acquaculture of Greece for flying in the fresh laravki (European sea bass) from Greece. Thank you to Kolonaki Group for pouring Fix Beer, Boutari and Kir Yianni wines and Vinsanto from Santorini. Last but not least, Nisos Importing for their ongoing support with their Cretan olive oil, Cretan oregano and rusks from Tsiknakis.kalofagasXO_67

Many thanks to the staff of The Manor on Bayview Avenue, our servers Danielle, Elena and Tania,  Chef MaryCatherine Anderson for her help in the kitchen and photographer Melissa Christopoulos for capturing the the dinner with her camera.


Appetizers kalofagasXO_75

Grilled garlic prawns served with an olive oil/lemon sauce with a hint of chillis and honey


Mussels Saganaki with FIX beer, fennel and touch of cream


Octopus Meatballs with lemon Aioli

Paired with FIX beer 

1st course – Cretan Dako Salad With Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic, Feta and Cretan OreganokalofagasXO_36

Paired with Boutari Moschofilero 2014

2nd course –  Grouper poached in olive oil on a bed of spaghetti tossed in tomato sauce with fresh garden basilkalofagasXO_48

Paired with Kir Yanni Akakies Rose 2013

Main course  – Grilled fish (catch of the day), braised artichokes, horta (boiled greens), extra-virgin olive oil, grilled lemonkalofagasXO_53

Paired with Argyros Santorini 2014

Dessert – Tsoureki Poutinga (bread pudding) with Rose petal ice creamkalofagasXO_56

Paired with SantoWines Vinsanto 2005

I’ll be off to Greece soon, resting, spending time with family and friends and of course, discovering more delicious Greek food. The next Greek Supper Club will take place on Sunday, October 25th at St. Lawrence Market.

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1 Comment for “Recap – XO Fish & Seafood Greek Supper Club”

Mary Damigos


Lucky Toronto to have you all to themselves!
I’d so love to experience your creative “Evening’s in….anywhere” with all of your fantastic Supper Club’s. Wonderful mouth-watering photographs and I’m sure memorable delicious tastes and aromas to tempt.