More About MezéPosted the 28th, July 2017 in News
As you know, we’re really proud of our mezé selection – it’s the perfect way to kick off a meal with us at The Greek Larder, or just keep ordering lots of little plates to share, and, alongside some of our new cocktails, we’re pretty sure you’ll be in heaven.
Last time we talked about our famous taramosolata, with its silky smooth texture and the addition of our pickled celery & flatbreads, it’s just dreamy. Another staple mezé on our menu is dolmadakia.
These are really traditional in Greece, and one of our absolute favourites too. They’re made using young vine leaves stuffed with a mixture of spring onions, rice, currants, herbs, pine nuts & lemon juice. The rolling technique is something to be admired, and each one always finishes up the same size as the one before. Amazing.
We serve them as a starter, and it’s really important to serve them at room temperature too. So don’t forget to do this if you’re picking some up to take home to serve later.
On the menu at the moment, we’ve also added a few slices of smoked eel on top of the dolmadakia, which takes these little parcels of joy onto another level. The smoked eel comes from the Geitonas Family, who are members of the Sustainable Eel Group, which is incredibly important to us. The eel is smoked in the traditional way in small batches, first by salting & then over several different types of wood – olive, citrus & oak. The end result is a blissfully tasting natural product, rich in Omega 3 & completely sustainable too.
Try the dolmadakia alongside a bottle of Moshofiliero 2016 from Tselepos Winery,perhaps for Wine Tuesday next week, as this bottle is only £14– a bargain!
See our full menu, including all of our mezé here, and don’t forget that you can always order for takeaway from our Shop here.