Wines From Greece!


Event ScheduleIt’s like we traveled to, and returned from, Greece in 2 hours! Surprisingly good wines and a good dinner. We really liked the format that Barbara Friedman and Greg Luttig used tonight – Barbara presented the wine and then suggested that we eat, for instance, the soup and the salad. And with the next wines, the main course. That was really a great way to do the tasting. And the Chicken Soup Avgolemono, chicken, lemon, rice and egg soup, was awesome. Almost as good as the lamb. Here is a recipe for the Chicken Soup Avgolemono in PDF format. This is but one recipe. There are many and this soup can be found on all Greek menus. When you look at the wines we had and the meal selections that we had, you can tell that Chef Jake did a wonderful job on preparing the meal. Do enjoy these photos and my comments. Left-Click any of the photos to see them enlarged. Cheers!

(L-R) Apelia Dry Rose. Goes well with salads and light meals. Kotrotsos Agiorgitiko. Goes with lamb and game. Kourtaki Van De Crete. Pairs with vegetables and rich pastas.

(L-R)

Apelia Dry Rose
Goes well with salads and light meals
Kotrotsos Agiorgitiko
Goes with lamb and game
Kourtaki Van De Crete
Pairs with vegetables and rich pastas

Which are these?

(L-R)

Greek Wine Cellars Assyrtiko
Pairs nicely with salads, appetizers, seafood and poultry
Hermes Moscato
Pairs with Greek desserts, fruits and pastries
Boutari Moscofilero
The wine works well as an aperitif or with food, especially cheese, seafood, white meats and fruit

Bourtari

Kourtaki Retsina
Great with spicy foods and meze – small Greek appetizers
Assyrtiko Santorini
Good with red meat

Cheese and Fruit Tray

Cheese and Fruit Tray

Greek Olives

Greek Olives

Grilled Haloumi

Grilled Haloumi

Avgolemono Soup

Avgolemono Soup
chicken, rice, lemon and egg soup

This was a superb soup! See the recipe above.

Greek Green Beans, Tomato, Onion and Garlic

Greek Green Beans, Tomato, Onion and Garlic

Dolmades stuffed grape leaves

Dolmades
stuffed grape leaves

Spanakopita spinach in filo dough

Spanakopita
spinach in filo dough

Leg of Lamb

Leg of Lamb

Baklava very typical Greek honey, filo dough, walnut dessert

Baklava
very typical Greek honey, filo dough, walnut dessert

I was somewhat disappointed with this as it seemed to have an “off flavor”. It probably could have used some more walnuts, too.

All in all, a good evening. The salad dressing which Chef Jake made was a yogurt and cucumber blend and was very good. If you missed this event, you missed an exciting meal and some new wines. Next month, we go to France. See you there!

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