More About Mezé

More About Mezé

Posted 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.

London Greek Wine Festival

London Greek Wine Festival

Posted the 25th, July 2017 in News

It’s that time again when we really ramp it up a gear when it comes to our London Greek Wine Festival. Last year’s event saw over 1000 people come through the doors at the West Handyside Canopy (right next to The Greek Larder) to indulge in the finest Greek wine, food & music.

This year we are back at this wonderful and iconic building on Friday 13th & Saturday 14th October. Our Festival Ambassador Olly Smith returns again, and with his passion for all things Greek, obviously wine, but also skordalia he tells us, we can’t think of a better person to stand alongside our Festival Founder & all round Greek guru, Theodore Kyriakou to host the festival.

We’re shaking things up a little this year, and will be open on Friday & Saturday instead. If you visited us on Saturday last year, you’ll know that coupled with the wine, food & music, the Greek dancing also started and we had quite the party. So, this year we’ll be hosting two evening sessions, as well as the day time tasting sessions, to ensure we show you the best Greek party we can.

Tickets & more information are available at our NEW website here, and drop us an email info@thegreeklarder.co.uk if you have any  further questions about any of the sessions or this year’s festival.

We say YAMAS & see you there!