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Tapas with Tim: Eastern Mediterranean Dishes

Donderos’ Kitchen: “Tapas with Tim” -- Thursday September 5th

Eastern Mediterranean Dishes

Our September fixed menu, fixed price tapas evening will feature six special small dishes from the Eastern Mediterranean – Greece, Turkey and the Levant (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel). The region, though encompassing radically different languages, religions and cultures, shares many foods. Neighbors have always been influenced by each other’s cuisines, but this region also shares a similar climate and for a while a common history as part of the Ottoman Empire.

For the food tasting, you bring the wine of your choice. Tim will introduce and discuss the dishes as they are served.

 

Menu: Baba Ganoush (literally “Pampered Daddy” in Arabic; roasted eggplant dip) – countries of the Levant; Spiced chickpea salad – Turkey; Börek/Spanakopita (“Cigar” rolls of phyllo dough stuffed with spinach and cheese) – Turkey/Greece; Young zucchini sautéed with garlic and tomato -- Iraq; Moussaka (baked eggplant and chopped meat casserole topped with potato-cheese béchamel) – Greece/Turkey; Watermelon with imported Greek feta – Greece.

 

Tim’s preference for wine pairings with this group of dishes would be either a light-bodied red (slightly chilled) like a Pinot Noir or Chianti, or a well-chilled rosé. 

Or -- for a great wine pairing at a moderate price, visit Pairings (formerly, Uncommon Gourmet) at 1087 Baxter St, telephone 706 353-3107. Tim teaches cooking classes at Pairings, and Anne Wells and Laura St. Martin select wines to go with Tim’s style of cooking.

 

Thursday, September 5th, 2019. Donderos’ Kitchen, 590 No. Milledge Avenue.

First course served at 6:30 PM.

 

Price $30 person. Corkage fee is $2 per couple.

Seating is limited. To assure a place, please register in advance.