Last summer, I visited the island of Ikaria, located in the Northeast Aegean, just southwest of the island of Samos. For many years the island was known as a place of exile for communists and where hippies liked to hang out. Not anymore….Ikaria, the island where people forget to die!
With a combination of a laid back lifestyle, a healthy daily routine (walks and naps) and a traditional Mediterranean diet, folks on Ikaria have longer lifespans than most of the world and it’s now been designated a one of the five Blue Zones in the world.
The food on the island fresh, simple and always delicious. The landscape, rugged but breathtaking and the people of Ikaria, laidback, always kind…to neigbors and tourists.
Join me on Sunday, April 23rd at St. Lawrence Market Kitchen for a Taste of Ikaria, the island of longevity!
A TOTAL OF 50 SEATS WILL BE SOLD
Fried Zucchini with Taro Skordalia
Ikarian Pitarakia with Greens & Fennel
Soufiko (Ikarian Specialty) with onions, zucchini, eggplant, onions, peppers and tomatoes
paired with Semeli Giorti Feast Moschofilero
1st course: Salata me Kolokasi – Taro Root Salad with Red Onions and Kalamata Olives
paired with Domaine Messinicolas (Karditsa) Moi je M’en Fous Malagouzia
2nd course: Ikarian Wedding Rice (Gamopilafo)
paired with Semeli Orients Helios Moschofilero-Sauvignon Blance
Main course: Roast Goat with Lemon, Oregano, Garlic and Crisp Potatoes
paired with Semeli Reserve Aghiorgitiko 2011
Dessert: Portokalopita – a moist orange pie with phyllo, yogurt, spices and soaked in honey syrup
paired with Samos Vin Doux Muscat
All dishes will use Cretan extra-virgin olive from Nisos Importing
Wine pairings provided by Hellenic Greek Wines (Quebec)/Artisanal Wine Imports (Ontario)
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*Menu subject to change
**You must email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of the people in your party to be seated together
***Tickets for full dinner plus wine-pairings for the entire meal is $.85.00 (plus handling fee)
****Dinner only ticket available upon request
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