I love Greek food but have never attempted to make it myself and so when an invitation popped up to learn how to cook some much loved dishes I couldn’t resist. It conjured up memories in my mind of fabulous meals last summer in Greece, al fresco, with a glass of wine in hand!
We kicked off the evening learning how to make a fresh and colourful Greek salad made with large vine tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olives and feta seasoned with dry herbs and with a good generous drizzle of top quality extra virgin olive oil – the perfect salad to have as a side or even a mains, and absolutely perfect for these summer months!
Next up were Spanakopitas, which were baked filo pastry parcels filled with Spinach and Ricotta and served with a side of Tzatziki, a refreshing dip made from cucumber, lemon juice and yoghurt and seasoned with salt and pepper. These were so moreish and once you got the hang of the technique they were so easy to make!
The third dish was stuffed peppers and tomatoes filled with bulgar, crumbled feta, herbs, a top layer of cheese and utterly divine!
The final dish was seasoned and grilled Manouri cheese, which is similar to Halloumi, and this was also absolutely delicious!
We sat down to a beautifully laid table and devoured the feast we had whipped up whilst learning about Jet2Holidays new 2020 Greek destinations, Parga and Lefkas, which are under the radar destinations for now but ones I will be adding to my 2020 travel plans for sure!
Parga is a delightful seaside town on the North-West coast of mainland Greece surrounded by pine-clad mountains and a pretty harbour. If you want unspoilt beaches, delicious food, historical charm and gorgeous scenery, Parga has it all. Think of it as a picturesque potion of French Riviera-esque harbour towns and Caribbean-style beaches!
Find out more here: https://www.jet2holidays.com/destinations/greece/parga-area
If you want a hidden gem which is under-the-radar but has a wow-factor, Lefkas is an amazing option, and the perfect place to retreat to as not only is it breathtakingly beautiful, it has those go-slow vibes which we need every now and then!
It has a stunning combination of unspoilt beaches, wild olive groves and sparkling blue-green waters as far as the eye can see. One to put on your radar asap!
Find out more here: https://www.jet2holidays.com/destinations/greece/lefkas
Jet2Holidays will start flights to Preveza from next year which will enable you to get to either Lefkas or Parga with ease! Find out more: https://www.jet2.com/en/flights/greece/preveza