Nothing says summer quite like vine-ripened tomatoes. It's only in summer that we get to enjoy that inimitable flavor only nature can produce. Although they're not the main course in this menu, they play a major supporting role in the Mediterranean culinary tradition, full of fresh vegetables and tangy marinades. Imagine yourself in the marketplace, tasting the fresh pomegranate juice and experiencing the heady aroma of piles of spices like sumac and z'atar. You might want to board the next plane.
Stuffed Mushrooms a la Greque - portabellos, stuffed with a cheese-laden mélange of vegetables, then grilled to gooey goodness.
Salmon Falafel Burgers with Pomegranate BBQ sauce - tender salmon burgers, bound with tahini-laced hummus and seasoned with the flavors of the Mediterranean, served with a sweet & pungent barbecue sauce in a grilled flatbread, with fresh baby spinach and garlicky yogurt sauce. Simple to make, complex on the tongue. Fabulous.
Tomato/cucumber salad - seasoned with all the flavors of Greece, crisp vegetables, pungent cheese & lemon
Grilled Pork Gyros, - tasty, marinated grilled pork, served with fresh onions, tomatoes, and a classic,creamy, homemade tzatziki in a grilled pita.
Raspberry Lemon Cake - although it's not a traditional dessert from the region, lemons are a big part of the cuisine and this chilled, fruity cake will be a delightful, refreshing, and sweet finish to a fantastic meal. It's a great cake to make for company as it can be made days ahead of time!