Recap of Anemos Seafood Dinner at Penelope’s

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kalofagas_anemos-126Last week I cooked at Penelope Restaurant, located in Toronto’s theatre district for a crowd of almost 60 guests! This centrally located restaurant is elegant, making it a no-brainer for attending. Add in a all fish and seafood menu and you have a sell out!

All the dishes were prepared using Greek extra-virgin olive oil, dried Cretan oregano and olive paste and Tsiknakis Ouzo flavoured rusks from Nisos Importing.kalofagas_anemos-22

Thank you to management and staff of Penelope for allowing me to takeover the restaurant for the night. Thank you to my servers Elena, Danielle and Laura and Melissa of MelissaKay Creative for capturing the evening’s best moments.


Greek Salad ‘dip’ with Black Olive Bread Twistskalofagas_anemos-15

Baby Octopus Pickled in on Tsiknakis Ouzo Ruskskalofagas_anemos-49

Grilled Prawns with Ouzo Lemon & Honey Saucekalofagas_anemos-65

Housemade breadkalofagas_anemos-54

paired with Ouzo Babatzimkalofagas_anemos-48

1st course: Greek Style Seafood Chowderkalofagas_anemos-112

paired with Douloufakis Femina/Malvasia from Cretekalofagas_anemos-3

2nd course: Braised Calamari stuffed with rice and pinenutskalofagas_anemos-139

paired with Santo Wines Assyrtiko of Santorinikalofagas_anemos-1

Main course: Roast Monkfish with Potato “kataifi”, braised fennel and Bisque Saucekalofagas_anemos-156

paired with Tsantsali Rapsani Reserve, Mount Olympuskalofagas_anemos-6

Dessert: Mastiha Pavlova with lemon curd, mixed berrieskalofagas_anemos-165

paired with Skinos mastiha spirit

Thank you to Kolonaki Group for the pairings and pouring the good cheer through the night!

I’ll be off to Chicago to do a Tsiknopempti Dinner at Avli in Winnetka, then to New York for some intimate Supper Clubs, some cooking classes here in Toronto in March and then in April, I’ll be visiting Halifax for the first time to cook for two nights at Ela Greek Taverna on April 1st and 2nd.

The next Greek Supper Club is set for Monday, May 16th at a new venue, the Heliconian Club in Yorkville (Toronto). A winemaker from Greece will be our special guest and I’m finalizing the menu that I’m calling A la Greque….Greek with a French twist. Tselementes….eat your heart out! Seats on sale now.

Thank you all for your support, see you soon!

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6 Comments for “Recap of Anemos Seafood Dinner at Penelope’s”



Why don’t you post recipes anymore?I have both your cookbooks but always enjoyed getting your emailed receipes😒


Hi Gina and thanks for your note. I posted a recipe earlier this week:

I have been busy with events/catering/classes but I’m trying to post more recipes again.