*Important Info* - 0ne £60 bag will have enough "ingredients" and gin drinks for 2. You must be able to pick up the bag which will include cocktails and a Greek meal kit from my home in Darwen. The bag will include 5 sharing starters, a crumb crust and herb butter to cook along with your choice of protein, some roast potatoes, 2 desserts and three gin drinks.
We will host a quick Q and A on the night on Zoom, I will help you with any kitchen disasters and Mark will talk you through drinks.
Although there is everything you will need for your meal for two you will need to buy a few extra ingredients. We have done it this way so that everything is as fresh as can be giving you lots of options to adapt it to your tastes, the box will be vegetarian.
You need to purchase some bread, to eat, dunk, crunch, dip and tear into the starters. You need to buy some lamb, chicken or pork to go with the crumb, some vegetables to toss through with the garlic and watercress butter, this time we are providing the garnishes for the drinks so you just need a big gin glass of course plenty of ice.
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Marinated barrel aged Feta – You can’t beat a bit of Greek feta to bring back holiday memories. This iconic cheese has been marinating in rosemary, lemon, oregano, chili and olive oil.
Tapenade – Another Greek ingredient, Kalamata olives blitzed to a pulp with lemon, garlic, capers, basil and more olive oil.
Dolmades, vegetarian stuffed vine leaves filled with a simple but mouth watering mix of rice and herbs including a generous amount of oregano.
A small dipping pot of roasted garlic tzatziki to dunk the vine leaves into.
Roast pepper and aubergine souvlaki - well you knew there would be aubergine somewhere. I am taking the essence of a souvlaki dish and turning it into a chunky dip.
In the bag you will get a sourdough and parmesan herb crumb to either sprinkle on lamb (I recommend a rack of lamb but it will work on shoulder or leg, you will just have to add it about 30 minutes before the end of cooking time or you can, with the addition of some butter use it as a stuffing for a chicken or a piece of pork . You will get a foil tub of garlic and rosemary potatoes ready to roast, a tub of garlic and watercress butter to stir through some cooked vegetables and a pot of sumptuous gravy. If you are vegetarian you can cook some pasta and run the watercress butter through it, put it in a roasting dish and top with the herb crumb and pop it in the oven for a few minutes to brown.
For pudding we are having two dessert. In your bag you will get some traditional Greek baklava, layers of tender filo pastry with a walnut filling coated in a spiced syrup and of course some meringues kisses and a piping bag full of whipped cream to fill them with.
Tonight's drinks will be a Solace gin cocktail with a hint of ouzo to bring out the Greekiness, grapefruit, lime juice and lemon tonic. The second gin will be the lovely Signature gin served with a Mediterranean tonic and a brand spanking new grapefruit and pomelo gin (yes you'll be the first people to taste it) this is going to be served up as a refreshing martini.