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Serano Bakery

Nov 21st, 2014 | By
Serano Bakery

Serano Bakery http://www.seranobakery.com/ Where: 830 Pape Ave, East York, ON M4K 3T5 (416) 462-2735 Owners: Sophie and Chris and Kostas Takas The Goods: Serano Bakery offers breads, cakes for all occasions, Greek sweets, homemade pies, phyllo based sweets like Baklava, cookies, puddings. Try their revani, kataifi, kariokes or chocolate baklava. My brother and sister-in-law ordered […]



An Evening of Greek Country Cooking at Urban Pantry

Nov 19th, 2014 | By
An Evening of Greek Country Cooking at Urban Pantry

This past Sunday, I hosted the latest Greek Supper Club at Urban Pantry, just 45 minutes northeast of Toronto, in Uxbridge. The concept was Greek Country Cooking and the setting of a Uxbridge was ideal for a comforting Greek meal. Greek wine was selected and poured by Kolonaki Group and the Cretan olive oil was […]



December 14th Christmas Dinner in Amyndeon With Alpha Estate Wines

Nov 5th, 2014 | By
December 14th Christmas Dinner in Amyndeon With Alpha Estate Wines

Christmas is once again near and that means it is time to gather with friends for sumptuous meals and splurge on some exquisite wines. This year’s Christmas themed Greek Supper Club will feature the comforting regional cuisine of Amyndeon (and Florina) and for the first time, one of Greece’s most distinguished wineries. Alpha Estate of […]



Mamakas Taverna on Ossington

Oct 30th, 2014 | By
Mamakas Taverna on Ossington

Torontonians have one more reason to visit Ossington and it comes from Thanos Tripi, a friend who’s been planning this opening for two years and finally, we have Mamakas Taverna. Mamakas derives from the Greek word “Mamakias”,  meaning mama’s boy. This casual restaurant seats 85, the space is long with an open kitchen and a […]



Recap of Thymiopoulos Dinner

Oct 21st, 2014 | By
Recap of Thymiopoulos Dinner

This past Sunday, I cooked a meal inspired from the cuisine of Naoussa to complement the wines of Thymiopoulos Vineyards. Our guests loved the wines and the Moschato Tsipouro from Tirnavo. My thanks go out to Apostolos Thymiopoulos and Nicole Artopoulos of Victory Wines here in Toronto. The dinner was set in Toronto’s St. Lawrence […]



Recap – Greek Supper Club at The Manor

Jul 16th, 2014 | By
Recap –  Greek Supper Club at The Manor

The weather gods cooperated this past Sunday and the rain held off long enough for me to host an outdoor Greek Supper Club at The Manor on Bayview. I brought the grill and we all enjoyed a whole grilled lavraki (European sea bass), flown straight from Greece, courtesy of Selonda Aquaculture. The fish was dressed […]



Announcing Summer Taverna Dinner on August 5th

Jul 5th, 2014 | By
Announcing Summer Taverna Dinner on August 5th

Some of you have been to Greece, some of you are already back and some of you want to experience the bounty of the Greek summer as only the local laverna can. We are returning to Kritamos, located at 443Danforth in Toronto’s Greektown to make use of their rotisserie and huge grill.   Kolonaki Group […]



An Evening in Crete – Greek Supper Club Recap

Jun 25th, 2014 | By
An Evening in Crete – Greek Supper Club Recap

Crete, the southernmost part of Greece, largest island in the Mediterranean and the birthplace of the “Mediterranean Diet”. This past Monday,  we raised a glass (or two) of Cretan wine, said a couple of Matinades and enjoyed a five course authentic Cretan dinner. This dinner has been long in the making and I am delighted […]



St. Lawrence Market Greek Supper Club (recap)

May 29th, 2014 | By
St. Lawrence Market Greek Supper Club (recap)

National Geographic recently rated Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market as the “World’s Best Food Market”, something Torontonians have known for years. Early Greek immigrants lived near the Market as they also worked as butchers, fish mongers and green grocers. St. George (Toronto’s first and oldest Greek Orthodox church) was founded to be near the Greek community. […]



Greek Independence Day Supper Club Recap

Mar 27th, 2014 | By
Greek Independence Day Supper Club Recap

March 25th is a double celebration for Greece – both a historical and a religious one. Greeks celebrate the beginning of the struggle for independence from the Ottomans in 1821. The Greek-Orthodox church celebrates the Annunciation by Archangel Gabriel to Virgin Mary, and that she should become the mother of Christ. Forty guests attended this […]