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.
Fried Zucchini with Taro Skordalia
Ikarian Phyllo Pie with Greens, Fennel and Feta (made with homemade phyllo)
Soufiko (Ikarian Specialty) with onions, zucchini, eggplant, onions, peppers and tomatoes
1st course: Arugula Salad with Sweet Potatoes & Feta
2nd course: Ikarian Wedding Rice (Gamopilafo)
Main course: Roast Goat with Lemon, Oregano, Garlic and Crisp Potatoes
Dessert: Portokalopita – a moist orange pie with phyllo, yogurt, spices and soaked in honey syrup
* Dinner does NOT include wine – bring your own and if you would like some wine pairing suggestions, contact me
** Menu subject to change
*** Cost of the dinner is $75
**** No refund in the event of a no-show or cancellation within 7 days of dinner
***** No smoking in the premise
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