Appetizer

Phyllo Beggar’s Purses With Greens

Apr 10th, 2014 | By
Phyllo Beggar’s Purses With Greens

I made these appetizer-sized phyllo bites last month for my Lenten Greek Supper Club. These look pretty and they really aren’t too hard to assemble but the filling was a challenge. You see, I had to make a filling that would be flavourful, vegetarian (for Lent) and come up with an ingredient that would bind […]



Mussels Meze With Zesty Vinaigrette

Mar 18th, 2014 | By
Mussels Meze With Zesty Vinaigrette

In northern Greece, mussels make upĀ  big part of the seafood culture and practically every taverna serves up Mussels Saganaki or fried mussels. Nowadays one can also find other more worldly dishes and you even find fresh mussels in Athens and on many of the more touristy islands. Mussels are cultivated in Greece and many […]



Grilled Calamari With Vine Leaf Chimichurri Sauce

Mar 7th, 2014 | By
Grilled Calamari With Vine Leaf Chimichurri Sauce

The recipe is a riff on a Greek-style Chimichurri that I serve with grilled meat. Favourites are flank steak and chicken souvlaki. The inspiration for this sauce comes from the Argentinians, who often serve this housemade condiment at their big, meat-centric cook-outs. More simply, its a salsa verde (green sauce) and I’ve added dried Greek […]



It’s Easy to Speak of Parlour Lounge

Jan 27th, 2014 | By
It’s Easy to Speak of Parlour Lounge

I recently was invited to come check out Parlour, located on Adelaide West in Toronto’s entertainment district. Surrounded by loud bars and nightclubs, this oasis […]



Symi Style Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Jan 20th, 2014 | By
Symi Style Salt and Pepper Shrimp

I have never been to Symi, a small island near Rhodes but after having this delicious and easy meze, I now want to! Symi is in the chain of islands called the Dodecanese (Tweleve Islands) and you can see Turkey in the distance. Once of the specialties of the island are these small, red shrimp […]



Lobster Thermidor

Jan 4th, 2014 | By
Lobster Thermidor

If you’ve been to a seafood tavern or even a steak house that offers some fish and seafood on the side, then you may have had lobster thermidor. It’s a French classic where you boil the lobster, cut in half, remove the lobster meat, chop up and mix into an herbed bechamel with a hint […]



Recap of Danforth Christmas Dinner at Megas

Dec 15th, 2013 | By
Recap of Danforth Christmas Dinner at Megas

For the very first time, the Kalofagas Greek Supper Club took place at Megas Restaurant, located on the Danforth and home to one of the Greek diaspora’s largest Greektowns. Over 40 in attendance enjoyed a 5-course meal consisting of Greek Christmas inspired dishes. The dinner was sponsored by Krinos Foods Canada, supplying many of the […]



Oyster Loukoumades

Dec 12th, 2013 | By
Oyster Loukoumades

Last night I hosted another Greek Supper club, the second annual Greek Christmas-themed dinner. Christmas time signals that we can indulge a little bit with some the appetizers, cheeses, meat, fish and seafood and of course, desserts. There’s lot of entertaining and fried foods show up more during the holidays than other times of the […]



Greek Christmas Recipe Round-Up

Dec 7th, 2013 | By
Greek Christmas Recipe Round-Up

I decided to organize some Christmas dishes for you to consider when you’re planning your Christmas, holiday and New Year’s menus. These are some options divided simply in savory and sweet categories. Eat when you drink, drink when you eat and reach out and invite someone extra to the table. You’ll feel good!   Savory […]



Monkfish Saganaki

Dec 4th, 2013 | By
Monkfish Saganaki

From September and through the winter, I begin to see monkfish at shops in Greece and here in Canada. It’s not a pretty fish but it’s delish, no pin bones and the meat on the fish comes from two loins that are attached to the tail bone. You would get two pieces of that resemble […]