Archive for December, 2013

New Year’s Eve Greekfoodlovers’ Supper Club 2013

December 26, 2013


Great food and lovely company is needed to see off the old year and welcome the new! Join us in a warm and intimate setting for Greekfoodlover’s Supper Club on NYE 31 December 2013, where I’ll be cooking all the food and you’ll be sitting down eating a feast of Greek delicacies on New Year’s Eve. If you rather want to go out instead of staying in, but don’t want the hustle and bustle of squeezing your way in a busy and crowded restaurant, or if you have no company for the night, this may be for you! We offer a place where you can eat and socialise on New Year’s Eve without being rushed off your seat, and if you book for one space only, not to worry, nobody sits alone! We share a big table and the menu is here below:

Surprise welcome snack

Mezedes for starters: Roasted winter vegetable soup with Kozani Saffron, Gigantes/Butter beans, GAEA’s roasted ramiro peppers with a spicy almond paste, GAEA’s green Greek olives, home baked spelt bread


Opt1 Vegan: Lahanodolmades/Savoy cabbage dolma stuffed with rice, bulgur, herbs, pine nuts and walnuts with lemon sauce.


Opt2 Meat: Bekri Meze, pork cooked in wine served with bulgur.

Salad for both options: Roasted butternut pumpkin and fennel on a bed of rocket leaves, dressed with Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, topped with almond flakes.


Baklava and Melomakarona!

Greek herbal tea or filter coffee.

The cost for the supperclub is £50 per person and you get all of these delicious dishes on your plate.


Portions are Greek and generous, all dishes are home made, apart from the GAEA olives and roasted ramiro peppers. BYOB! Limited space so if you want to book for your party or just yourself, get in touch soon to arrange for your payment. (Vegan option available, let me know upon booking which of the two options you wish to have regarding your main). We start at 7:30pm and finish a few hours later, so if you want to stay for the 12 o’clock midnight and change of the year you’re welcome, but if you want to move on and party around in Shoreditch or walk to the Thames River for the fireworks that works too.

Only free range and/or organic meat is used and Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil. Our yeast is organic and so is most of the vegetables and spices used in the meal.

Advanced payment only, £50 per person, all food included, you only bring your own drink.

First come first served, as there is limited space book early to avoid disappointment!

Book via: greekcookeryclass(AT)

Location: We’ll be in between Old Street and Liverpool Street with good links 24/7 to all parts of London, exact address is disclosed upon payment only and closer to the date of the NYE supper 2013.

For pictures and info and to get a feel of what we’re up to visit: see our previous 50+ classes and Greekfoodlovers’ Supper Clubs

Press and testimonials: Your chef Elisavet, devoted to Greek food, has received much acclaim for her traditional home-cooking style. Elisavet’s food has been served at Riverside Studios in London for a Greek festival and she has been featured in Red Magazine (June 2010), Foodepedia and ITV’s Britain’s Best Dish where Michelin starred chef John Burton Race said her lagana bread is “absolutely first class” and the prawn dish she cooked live on ITV was “cooked to perfection!” Also Eating East has given her food and supper club 4**** stars out of 5 in their review: Elle Decoration magazine (September 2011) recommends Greek Cookery Classes as the authentic Greek cuisine experience and Business Traveller US magazine lists both her Greek Supper Club and Greek Cookery Class among London’s top alternative dining places. Elisavet is also the first cook to teach Greek Cooking lessons at Divertimenti Cookery and Leith’s Cookery School in London and her piece on Greek food in Greece was published in The Guardian.

A thank you to Kenwood and Gaea for sponsoring with their products. Looking forward to seeing you soon! And if you can’t make it, Happy New Year, full of health, love and prosperity to you and those you love!


Greekfoodlovers’ New Year’s Eve Supperclub – December 31 Dec 2013

December 23, 2013

We’re bringing back the popular Greekfoodlover’s New Year’s Eve Supper Club on 31 December, where I’ll be cooking all the food and you’ll be sitting down eating a feast of Greek mezedes and lots of other Greek delicacies at our dinner on New Year’s Eve. We’ll start at 7:30pm and finish after midnight when you can continue celebrating somewhere else if you wish to go on partying.

So if you want to spend an evening with great Greek food and good company, this is the place where you can eat and socialise on New Year’s Eve without being rushed off your seat! The cost for the supperclub is £50 per person, menu will have an all vegan option or meat option, please advice upon booking. The finer details have not been set yet, but there will be 3 starters, a salad, a main and 2-3 desserts, including the traditional Greek Vasilopita and melomakarona! Price is £50 per person, portions are Greek and generous and all dishes are home made!

BYOB! Limited space so if you want to book for your party or just yourself, get in touch soon to arrange for your payment. (Vegan and vegetarian options available, let me know upon booking, gluten free option as well though some of the traditional desserts are not gluten free). All meat, dairy and eggs although I cook a lot without dairy and eggs are free range and organic, all flour is organic too, and the majority of the ingredients including vegetables and spices.

This is the perfect NYE dinner where you can arrive on your own, as no one sits by themselves or bring your partner and friends too! We all sit together around a big table, in an intimate and warm Greek atmosphere!

Book space via greekcookeryclass(AT)

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

View pictures of our previous Greekfoodlovers’ NYE Supperclub here:

Beyond cooking – giving food and warmth!

December 20, 2013

Since this summer we are a small group of women in the UK and the rest of Europe who have collected clothes, toys, shoes, medicines and food to send to…… Greece! 

Yes, Greece in Europe, where the need is extreme for warm clothes, food and money to pay for heating. There is a small town in Northern Greece, in Makedonia, called Drama; a charity there gives clothes, food and helps poor families and homeless people who have no money for basic healthcare, food, or heating. They were initially helping abused women and children but have stretched out to help more people in need as the crisis in Greece has left many without jobs and without a home.

If our boxes help a family give food and warmth for their children instead of sending them to the orphanage, then that is a small step forward, though more work needs to be done. But it’s a start. This is the first effort, I am doing, to organise a group of us to collect, money, clothes and food to send for a good cause. If all goes well I will try and arrange another collection of clothes and food parcels. There is a lot of help in the bigger cities like Athens and Thessaloniki, but the resources are fewer for the small towns out in the country and they need our support too.


So far we have approximately 20 boxes that will be transported from UK to Greece, I have found a company to do the transport of all our boxes free of charge. I now need to find transport from Amsterdam and Germany, but hopefully it will be arranged, we are working on it. There is a money collection going on as well.

I am just really saddened and angry with what is going on in Greece the last few years, I have heard too many stories of healthy people who have taken their lives, or plan to, because they have no means of making a living and put food on their table. People have been stolen of their dignity and rights to work and to earn a decent living and to provide shelter and food for their children. The Greek government has since long ago on purpose forgotten its citizens, disregarded them, their focus is how to save money and ignore how young people die of hunger, racist violence and suicide. It breaks my heart each time I hear children being dropped off at the orphanage, because parents cannot afford to feed them..

A warm big thank you for those who have packed up your clothes, children’s toys and bought some food, soap and toothpaste to be sent off. Your thoughts and help is much appreciated and needed, and will put smiles on people!

Thank you


Μελομακάρονα melomakarona – Greek Christmas sweet

December 16, 2013

Μελομακάρονα melomakarona - Greek Christmas sweet

Our vegan and organic homemade melomakarona, you can place your order by emailing greekcookeryclass(AT)

Our melomakarona are made with organic flour, extra virgin Greek olive oil, Greek walnuts from Carpo, organic brown caster sugar, organic Greek honey, Metaxa brandy and organic oranges. You can order by piece or larger quantity. If you want a big order place it in time!