This blog is being written in the aftermath of a very awesome – and tiring – weekend. Sebastian officially made it halfway to fifty on Saturday and, seeing as he never had a 21st, we thought we’d make a thing of it.
I would love to say that we chose the Greek theme as an uplifting response to the dreary winter weather, but the truth is that Seb and I just love pigging out on Greek food. So this seemed like a justifiable occasion to do so. Because we didn’t have space for a sit-down dinner, finger foods were the obvious choice. Here’s what we ate:
- Pita bread (ashamedly store-bought)
- Taramasalata (fish roe dip)
- Tirosalata (spicy feta dip)
- Melitzanosalata (tangy brinjal dip)
- Keftedes (meat balls)
- Falafel (ashamedly made from box-mix, but very good nonetheless)
- Spinach and feta phyllo parcels (my reinterpretation of Spanakopita)
- Chicken kebabs
- Boiled baby potatoes with olive oil and herbs
- Greek Salad on a stick
- Baklava for dessert
- Semolina halva, also for dessert
People asked me how we managed to make all the dips, but the truth is…we didn’t. Except for the tzatziki that is. If you live in Joburg and want the best Greek dips of your life, you have to go to Parea in Illovo. They also let us take a box of their smashing plates, which was really great.
Enjoy the photos and have a great week!