There are certain things we learnt from the Greek food festival in Nairobi.
Before I went there I had asked all manner of things like what do the Greek people eat? Someone told me they ate a lot of meat while I remembered something about their cheese and salads. Finally, my questions would be answered by the Greek food festival in Nairobi. It was at the dusitD2 hotel Nairobi which begun on the 16th and ends on the 24th of November 2018. Here are the interesting things we took from the Greek festival.
1. They have loads of salad options
One thing we got a load of were the salads. Greek salads don’t have meats, instead they have olives, tomatoes an olive oil base which is mixed with vinegar and other seasonings plus a lot of cheese. If there was one evident thing is that the Greeks love their cheese. I tasted all kinds of cheese, some were great while others confused my taste buds in a very peculiar way.
2. They know how to make veggies interesting
I’ve never been a fan of eggplants but somehow these Greek food festival changed that. They cooked their well-known dish known as Moussaka an eggplant-based, casserole-style dish, layered with tomatoes, peppers, onions and other veggies.
3. You can literally eat their bread with anything
Their famous bread is not the super loaf you know. Greek bread is known as pita bread it is served with most of their sauces and meals. The dip we were given during the festival was the yogurt with cumbers olive oil with lemon and other seasonings. It gave the salads a tangy taste which was interesting to my taste buds.
4. Lamb chops are soft and succulent
My favourite part was the meat, the lamb chops were grilled to perfection plus the meat literally slid of the bone, it was beyond tender.It was served with well salted potato wedges that were not too oily which means they were probably pan fried.
5. Endless wine refills
They were quite generous with their wine so of course this was accompanied by some Greek music from an actual Graeci instrumentalist who sang as he played his guitar. It made the experience a whole lot better, their music sounds like Italian music, happy and jolly.
There are some countries that you may not ever go to. If you’re in for an adventure then you should try out the cultures that come to our country. A culture that is brought closer to you for only 2,500 is obviously cheaper than paying for a flight to travel to that country (unless you actually can) The festival is still ongoing and ends on the 24th November 2018 at the SOKO Restaurant from 6.30pm-10.30pm.