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Greek Supper Club at St. Lawrence Market

Apr 21st, 2014 | By
Greek Supper Club at St. Lawrence Market

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 […]



Kalofagas Greek Carnival Feast Recap

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By
Kalofagas Greek Carnival Feast Recap

This past Tuesday, I hosted my second Greek Supper Club that celebrated Greek Carnival with a meat-heavy menu. The dinner this time was at Megas Restaurant on the Danforth and I like to thank Nikos Kostis for once again opening up his kitchen to allow me to cook for the evening’s guests. A sold out […]



Big Boy’s Burgers

Feb 9th, 2014 | By
Big Boy’s Burgers

Through some mutual friends, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Elizabeth and Christos, owners of the Kingston Road (Scarborough) location of Big Boy’s. Toronto (and many cities) is still enjoying the proliferation of burger joints. The burger as you knew it is gone, no more big chain burger joints on the radar. It’s […]



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 […]



Recap of Fish & Seafood Dinner at Kritamos

Jan 17th, 2014 | By
Recap of Fish & Seafood Dinner at Kritamos

January is a month to eat lighter, away from all the meat and rich dishes we indulged in this past holiday season. So, we’re focusing on lighter fare and that means the best of the Mediterranean…fish and seafood. This past Tuesday, I held my first Supper Club at one of the Danforth’s newest addition, Kritamos. […]



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 […]



Recap – Politiki Kouzina, Constantinople Dinner

Nov 23rd, 2013 | By
Recap – Politiki Kouzina, Constantinople Dinner

Constantinople, the name Greeks still like to call modern-day Istanbul. The name Istanbul comes from Byzantine times when it was referred to as “Is Thn Poli”. I have been three times to this magical, historical and magnificent city. Many Greeks who left Istanbul to resettle in mainland Greece, brought with them the many recipes for […]



Everything Mediterranean Cookbook Launch in Toronto and Montreal

Nov 17th, 2013 | By
Everything Mediterranean Cookbook Launch in Toronto and Montreal

This past week saw me celebrating the release of my first cookbook, Everything Mediterranean. The first event was here in Toronto where family, friends and those who lent support were present at the Burroughes Building, who were kind enough to donate the space for my event. Guests were treated to appetizers made from recipes in […]



Thessaloniki Themed Dinner – a Recap

Oct 18th, 2013 | By
Thessaloniki Themed Dinner – a Recap

Last week I hosted another Greek Supper Club, this time I presented a menu inspired by the tastes of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. The dinner took place once again at the historic Burroughes Building in downtown Toronto and I would like to once again thank the management team for sponsoring the dinner. The wines […]