Greece Week Festival @ Eccucino, Prince Hotel & Residence
Azure blue sea, pure whitish building with blue dome, breath-taking view and sunset… Santorini, Greece always in my list of holiday places… till I save enough a bullets for it. If you were having the same feeling as I am, why not head over to Eccucino and savour the real Greek food this March before a real trip on their land???!
Happening this month, from 10th until 23th March 2014, Eccucino, Prince Hotel is holding the Greece Week Festival, headed by Greek guest chefs, Chef George Diakomichalis and Chef Kalliopo Diakomichalis with the assistance of Chef De Cuisine Jason Manson from Eccucino. Priced at Rm 98++ per pax and kids under 12 years old gets to dine for free with every paying adult.
Thanks to the team from Prince Hotel, I was invited to attend media night before the launch. The night was pretty romantic one; with blue and white decorations and table settings for the spread. Greek food is traditionally enjoyed in a large group of family and friends. So Chef George brought in something new to the table this year – ‘Chef’s Table’ session, every night for the diners who love to experience the interesting Mediterranean lifestyle with Greek food and cultural stories. There is no extra cost to be seated at the ‘Chef’s Table’ but due to the limited seats available, do make your reservation earlier to avoid disappointment.
The spread comes with various appetizer, main courses and desserts. All the dishes are made with Chef George’s family recipes which have passed down for generations. They are mainly filled with ingredients such as olives, cheese, olive oil, eggplant, Greek yogurt….
Green Olives Stuffed with Red Pepper
Green Olives Stuffed with Garlic
Pepper Feta Cheese Dip
Khoriatiki Salata (Greek Country Salad)
Selection of Greek Olive Oil
Fresh Pita Breads
My favourite of the night; the very appetizing and tangy creamy dips which is made of yogurt and shredded cucumber, olive oil, garlic and seasonings.
Marinated Feta Cheese
Spanokopita (Baked spinach and feta filo pastry)
Stuffed Vine Leaves
Fasolatha (or white bean soup)
A hearty tummy warmer that made with light tomato base and big fat white beans
Grilled Beef, Lamb, and Chicken Souvlaki
Roasted Potatoes with Olive Oil and Paprika
Gemista (Stuffed Vegetables)
Rizogalo (Cream Rice Pudding)
I love their sweet ending, both cream rice pudding and baklava. The rice pudding was creamy and not too filling while the baklava which was made with flakyphyllo dough and nutty fillings, then drenched with light syrup came to be crispy sweet. Yummay!
Lastly, we were presented with shooter glass of Ouzo – a type of alcoholic drink with an anise flavour which is produced traditionally and exclusively in Greece. It turns cloudy when iced water is added in to dilute the alcohol content.
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