A Taste of Ikaria, April 23rd

Last summer, I visited the island of Ikaria, located in the Northeast Aegean, just southwest of the island of Samos. For many years the island was known as a place of exile for communists and where hippies liked to hang out. Not anymore….Ikaria, the island where people forget to die!

With a combination of a laid back lifestyle, a healthy daily routine (walks and naps) and a traditional Mediterranean diet, folks on Ikaria have longer lifespans than most of the world and it’s now been designated a one of the five Blue Zones in the world.

The food on the island fresh, simple and always delicious. The landscape, rugged but breathtaking and the people of Ikaria, laidback, always kind…to neigbors and tourists.

Join me on Sunday, April 23rd at St. Lawrence Market Kitchen for a Taste of Ikaria, the island of longevity!




Fried Zucchini with Taro Skordalia

Ikarian Pitarakia with Greens & Fennel

Soufiko (Ikarian Specialty) with onions, zucchini, eggplant, onions, peppers and tomatoes

Homemade Bread

paired with Semeli Giorti Feast Moschofilero

1st course: Salata me Kolokasi – Taro Root Salad with Red Onions and Kalamata Olives

paired with Domaine Messinicolas (Karditsa) Moi je M’en Fous Malagouzia

2nd course: Ikarian Wedding Rice (Gamopilafo)

paired with Semeli Orients Helios Moschofilero-Sauvignon Blance

Main course: Roast Goat with Lemon, Oregano, Garlic and Crisp Potatoes

paired with Semeli Reserve Aghiorgitiko 2011

Dessert: Portokalopita – a moist orange pie with phyllo, yogurt, spices and soaked in honey syrup

paired with Samos Vin Doux Muscat

All dishes will use Cretan extra-virgin olive from Nisos Importing

Wine pairings provided by Hellenic Greek Wines (Quebec)/Artisanal Wine Imports (Ontario)

(contact info@hellenicgreekwines.com for more info/orders)

*Menu subject to change

**You must email me at truenorth67@gmail.com with the names of the people in your party to be seated together

***Tickets for full dinner plus wine-pairings for the entire meal is $.85.00 (plus handling fee)

****Dinner only ticket available upon request

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Peter Minakis

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