Backyard Mediterranean Meze Dinner & Lecture
Date(s) - 06/26/2021
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
About this event
Saturday, June 26, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Meze, a selection of small dishes served as appetizers, are central to the dining cultures of many countries along the Mediterranean, from Western Asia and the Balkans to North Africa.
Join chef-anthropologist team Richard Witting and Anna Mays for a lecture on the history, trade routes and regional traditions behind favorite meze dishes, followed by a lavish banquet of a diverse array of appetizers and small plates from across the Mediterranean.
Together we will learn about staple dishes such as hummus, baba ganoush, muhammara and tzatziki, as well as lesser-known regional favorites such as çiçek dolmasi (stuffed squash blossoms), labneh bi zeit (strained herb-marinated cheese) and Turkish samphire with garlic and herbs. We will demonstrate how to make manakeesh, the Lebanese flatbread, over an open fire.
Meze are always eaten slowly, in good company, with good conversation. Join us for a summer evening of tasting plates and discussion overlooking Lake Champlain.
Limted to 20 for distanced seating. Happy to accomodate dietary restrictions.
*Menu subject to change based on availability.
Rain date: Sunday, June 27, 5:30 PM. In the event of rain, participants will be notified by 9am the day of the event and will have the option of a refund (minus the Eventbrite fee) or attending on the rain date.