April 27, 2010

April Guild Event

Tonight we will be drinking and dining at Kyma. This event has been titled The Big Fat Greek Wine Tasting. Here are the menu and wines.

Speaker’s Wine: Domaine Spiropoulos Brut Moschofilero “Ode Panos” NV

First Flight:
Domaine Spiropoulos Mantinia Moschofilero 2008
Dalamara Malagousia 2007
Domaine Sigalas Santrini Assyrtiko 2008

Grilled octopus with pickled red onion salad, red wine vinaigrette. Seared tuna herb crusted ahi tuna, quinoa salad, preserved lemons, pine nuts, tomato, mint

Second Flight:
Popova Kula Tikves Vranec 2005
Boutari Naoussa Xinomavro 2007
Gaia Nemea Agiorghitiko “Notios” 2008

“Tiropitakia”: cheese pie with blend of four Greek cheeses, baked in country phyllo. Three-boned pork rib, coriander yogurt

Third Flight:
Pape Johanea Nemea Agiorghitko (Old Vine) 1999
Paivou Nemea Agiorghitiko (Reserve) Vintage TBD
Domaine Skouras Nemea Agiorghitiko “Grande Cuvee” 2006

Single cut marinated lamb chop. Braised Acadian redfish, onions, carrots, celery, potato, garlic, tomato “plaki”

Achaia Clauss Patras Mavrodaphne NV

Baklava “boureki” (rolled baklava), candied pistachios

Funny, there is no dalmadi, souvlaki, or moussaka. When I spent three weeks in Greece back in 1985 it seemed that was all I ate. We also had tsatsiki with every meal.

It's nice that we're having baklava for dessert. Yummy! Cindy knows how to make it. She's made it for me twice as a dessert for birthday dinners.

Alas, my buddy Elisson is not gonna be there.

Posted by denny at April 27, 2010 02:02 PM  

What???? No Ouzo or Roditis or even Saganaki?

Posted by: Paul on April 27, 2010 03:01 PM

No! And there isn't any retsina either.

Posted by: Denny on April 27, 2010 05:20 PM

Chilli and Chips...Chilli and Chips.....

Posted by: tyGuy/Neil on April 27, 2010 08:13 PM

and AnnieGreenSprings with a SpanYada Chaser....

Posted by: tyGuy/Neil on April 27, 2010 08:15 PM

Hands down, the best restaurant in Atlanta.

Posted by: Pamela on April 27, 2010 09:01 PM

Somehow, I've never been tempted by Greek food and wines. I tried Moussaka. I just found it so-so...Never had baklava. Maybe I should have some soon. Which wine is the best?

Posted by: Claudia on April 27, 2010 09:48 PM

Claudia - My favorite wine was the Boutari Naoussa Xinomavro 2007.

Posted by: Denny on April 28, 2010 03:47 PM

Aaaaahhhh retsina. Makes all Greek food taste good, for only a couple of bucks a bottle.

My old Dad always said that when you're traveling, eat and drink only what the locals do (he drew the line at Campari in Italy, however). And he was right.

You've got gourmet Greek food on your menu, so I suppose the upscale wines are called for.

Me? I'll take some simple gyro-seasoned lamb and a bottle of retsina or Boutari, any day of the week.

Posted by: Kim du Toit on April 29, 2010 12:57 PM
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