The new committee got off to a good start with a fun, relaxed and vibrant afternoon at a good ethnic restaurant in Enmore.
We were treated to pleasant authentic Greek food by our wonderful hosts Maria and Filip.
The lunch started with a glass of Ouzo over ice which was either seen as memories of Greece or nasty medicine and admittedly is not to everyone’s taste.
Menu being :
Three dips of Melitzana, Tzatiki and Taramosalata served with Pita Bread
Greek Cabbage salad
Exohiko – Lamb wrapped with Halmoumi cheese and oven baked with vegetables
For dessert a platter of Loukoumades – half with Honey and half with Chocolate sauce and Walnuts
The wines served were :
2012 Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier
2011 Brands Laira ‘The Clipper’ Cabernet Sauvignon
The 3 dips were freshly made, had great flavours and were a generous size along with the very tasty Cabbage Salad, and although the sauce of the Saganaki Prawns was flavoursome and spicy, the prawns were a little overcooked.
It was considered the Chicken Souviaki was a little dry and could have been cooked too long. The Exohiko lamb was very tender and a popular dish.
The Loukoumades were outstanding and both sauces were delicious.
The Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier was a good wine made by an excellent winemaker.
The Brands Laira Cabernet Sauvignon went well with the food.
Everyone felt we had a great day in a friendly restaurant with enjoyable food, good company.
The Zorba dance perfected by Maria and the ladies capped the day off wonderfully.