This past summer I finally got to explore the alluring island of Chios. The island is located in the North Aegean and within site of the Turkish coast. Wealthy Greek ship owners and diaspora Chians have kept this island to themselves until recently.
I was in awe of its beautiful landscape, the diverse beaches ranging from sand to pebbles to black stones! The food was incredible with obvious influences from Asia Minor Greeks who resettled on Chios, the Genovese and of course accents of mastiha and mandarin in many dishes.
A couple of weeks ago I cooked a Chios-inspired Greek Supper Club with wine pairings from United Stars. Greek olive oil and many other Greek specialty items were provided by Nisos Importing and table water from Theoni Canada.
paired with Lykos Pop Art White
paired with Pavlou Estate Xinomavro 2009
paired with Cavino Mavrodaphne
Here’s some more photos from the evening. Thank you very much to all who attended, see you at the next dinner Nov.13th.
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