Host a Party with This Simple Greek Dinner Menu

Aug 28, 2018

In today’s society, it is often hard to find a good work-life balance because there just never seems to be enough hours in the day. Spending time doing the things you love, seeing friends or even relaxing seem to always be put on hold or neglected. Well, make it a priority in your life to enjoy your free time. One o the best ideas is throwing a dinner party for some of your friends.

Sure, you might be thinking that you don’t have time to plan and prepare a full-scale dinner party in the middle of your busy life but you can. No need to throw an extravagant 7-course meal, instead a simple, well-put-together dinner with some great people is all you need.

Call up your friends and set a date to throw a dinner party with. Various cuisines are often centered around family and company but often overused. Greek is a wonderful choice due to the variety of flavors, ingredients and of course, incredible health benefits. Here is a delicious yet simple Greek dinner menu that you can follow to host an evening of good company and great food.

Bring the Mediterranean to your dinner party. Along with some tasty Greek dishes, setting the mood for your meal can really enhance the atmosphere and let your guests dive into the theme. No matter what your budget is, decorating the table can be a great way to add flare and tie your whole party together.

The easiest way to compliment your meal is to incorporate the colors of the Greek flag, light blue and white. Silverware, plating, cups, tablecloth and napkins can all be used to symbolize the flag and it really depends on how much you want to spend. Disposable items can be a cheap way to accomplish the mood or if you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy new settings, let this dinner party be a treat to yourself as well.

Candles, lights strung up and gold accent pieces can truly add to the ambiance and make your guests feel like they’re spending the night in the Greek Isles.

The menu is obviously the most important part of your night but have no fear, these simple menu ideas will make it simple for you to wow your guests and having them leaving completely satisfied. There are a few ingredients that will truly make it a Greek meal; olives and oil, lemon, eggplants, lamb, honey, seafood, and herbs.

First Course

Meze Platter is the Greek version of tapas or pre-dinner snacks. Typically, a meze platter is served with drinks and helps develop your guests’ appetite and prepare their palette.
Trying arranging a few of these ideas on a unique serving board:

  • Olives
  • Feta cheese
  • Hummus dip with veggies and pita pieces
  • Eggplant artichoke triangles
  • Fillo dough filled with layers of eggplant, artichoke and tangy feta cheese
  • Spanakopita bites
  • Pine nuts, spinach and feta cheese wrapped in fresh fillo dough

Main Course

Everyone knows about Gyros but for your dinner party, it’s time to step it up a notch. Lamb is essential for a truly authentic Greek meal. Keftethes are the perfect choice to really capture the flavor of Greece.

  • Lamb and Beef Keftethes
  • Premium ground meats blended with vine-ripened tomatoes, red wine, goat milk and herbs
  • Herb Greek Roasted Potatoes with Feta
  • Vegetable Pastichio Pasta
  • Layered pasta with fresh eggplant, zucchini and spinach in a creamy custard of goat milk, Parmesan cheese, white wine and spices

Dessert

This is an easy decision because no other dessert is as recognizable as baklava.
There you have it, a simple, yet complete Greek meal that all will enjoy. At Lemon & Vine, we strive to bring Old World, traditional Greek dishes with a modern twist to your table. Sure, you may be thinking that it sounds nice but requires a lot of time and work but it doesn’t. Our frozen appetizers and entrees are the perfect way for you to enjoy delicious Greek family recipes in your own home, with ease.

From Spanakopita to Keftehes, Lemon & Vine helps bring all the taste of Greece to your home’s dinner table. Find us at your local neighborhood grocery store by searching https://www.lemonandvine.com/.

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