Greek Food Weeks in Meriton between 17 and 31 of January, 2014.
Meriton Hotels continues with Food Weeks tradition and this time we introduce the Greek cuisine. Greek Food Weeks are supported by Greek embassy in Tallinn.
When one thinks of Greece the immediate correlation except for its history and the Acropolis is sun, sea, olive oil, feta, wine.
The most popular vegetables in Greece are tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, eggplants, zucchinis but small ones, and of course onions and garlic. Not being a traditionally rich country Greece, the most common and popular dishes are the “pites” or pies filled with vegetables or greens that were in season. Salads are also very popular in Greece, with the Horiatiki, or as everybody calls it Greek salad being the most popular. The real Greek Horiatiki consist of tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, onions, feta cheese and oregano.
Fish is also very popular in our country. But the Greek waters offer much more than fish, octopus is very popular both cooked or sundried and then barbequed, squids, calamari, shrimps, lobster and all kinds of shellfish are considered as great meze (appetizers).Meat and poultry are also included in the Greek cuisine. Lamb is very popular and it is a typical Sunday lunch food.
Common ingredients in the desserts are fresh fruits, syrop, fylo, nuts and almonds.
All are welcomed to visit us during Greek Food Weeks in cafe Mademoiselle and bistro Mary.
Every day different Greek dishes are presented.
Here is a short list of the food:
Grilled tiger prawns
Lamb soup with rice
Tomato soup with pasta
Lamb or chicken kebab
Marinated and smoked pork, chicken or lamb
Pancakes with honey and walnuts
Mango dessert with greek yoghurt
Greek spinach and cheese pie - spanakopita
Greek apple cake - milopita