Greetings from Greece! Okay, maybe not Greece, but our own back yard where we recently had a Greek dinner party for our Gormande Club.
We took our dining room table out to the patio, rigged a white awning above it, and set the table with white, blue and gold.
The runner is simply a piece of sheer fabric that reminded me of the Mediterranean. We used old blue glasses that we inherited from LOM's grandparents which matched the runner perfectly. I made those collars with the Greek key design to go around candle holders and a vase that I already had.
As the sun was lowering into the West we poured the Ouzo and started with mezede (snacks);
and saganaki (fried kefalotyri cheese). We also had pita bread and a sort of rolled version of spanakopita.
Then we progressed to horiatiki,
avgolemono, and the main course souvlaki and potatoes. which I failed to photograph. because it was getting dark. yeah, that's it, it was too dark. couldn't be the ouzo, could it?
And for dessert we had home-made baklava by Teen1. Oh, my, it was good.
Eventually it got dark enough to light the candles and we ate our dessert in their soft glow. In proper Greek style, we made dinner last for several hours and enjoyed our Escape To Greece immensely.
If you want to taste REAL Greek food, Stockton is having a Greek Festival on September 10-12 at the Greek Orthodox Church. Check it our here. I wonder if they will serve Ouzo?