Photo Friday: Olive Oil Tasting Dinner at Greek Village Inn

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Last night I joined a group of other Sacramento food bloggers for a fantastic dinner hosted by Star Olive Oil.  The company has just released its first California olive oil blend, and after hooking up with Ms. Munchie, we lucky bloggers were treated to an olive oil tasting and a fabulous five-course meal prepared by the fine folks at Sacramento’s Greek Village Inn.

Paired with wines from Sean Minor Winery, we feasted like kings & queens!  Being bloggers, we also took about 7.4 million pictures, and while they’re not the greatest photos I’ve ever taken, it was a lot of fun being with others who share my obsession with photographing sexy food.

It was such an amazing spread of delicious, traditional Greek food that I swear I’m still full!  So how about we all sit back, relax and enjoy (albeit only visually), this lovely feast for the eyes, palate, and soul…

Olive Oil Tasting Dinner at Greek Village Inn
Our olive oil tasting included Star's Extra Virgin (the one almost everyone knows!), Garlic, and the new California blend. All three were fantastic, but the Garlic & California ones were by far the best!
Olive Oil Tasting Dinner at Greek Village Inn
Our delightful menu for the evening. I was in feta BLISS, I tell you!!!
Olive Oil Tasting Dinner at Greek Village Inn
Grilled Artichokes w/Lemon Thyme Remoulade...
Olive Oil Tasting Dinner at Greek Village Inn
Spicy Feta Dip & Grilled Pita Bread. Also known as The Snack I Could Eat Forever...
Olive Oil Tasting Dinner at Greek Village Inn
And then they brought us MORE cheese!!!!! (Sadly, I wasn't able to get an action shot when they flambéed this tableside, but it was quite impressive!)
Olive Oil Tasting Dinner at Greek Village Inn
Well, hello there, heirloom tomato, kalamata olive & feta bliss... 🙂
Olive Oil Tasting Dinner at Greek Village Inn
Our entrée: Lamb Shank & Roasted Lemon Potatoes. Best. Potatoes. EVER. No, really. EVER!!!
Olive Oil Tasting Dinner at Greek Village Inn
Grilled fruit drizzled with olive oil & served in a sweet meringue cup ended our fabulous meal...
Olive Oil Tasting Dinner at Greek Village Inn
Or so I thought! With our dessert, we were treated to a nice glass of ouzo! Opa! (Or yamas. I think that's how it's spelled, but I'm not sure. Any Greek readers have the right spelling & saying for those sweet ouzo moments?)

It was a fabulous evening with great conversation, great wines, and fantastic food.  Thanks to Star Olive Oil, Ms. Munchie & the incredible staff at the Greek Village Inn for such a wonderful evening!  I can’t wait to go back & try more of what this Sacramento favorite has to offer… that spicy feta and the saganaki already have me sold!

That’s it for this edition of Photo Fridays!  More recipes coming next week, so stay tuned for those.  Happy Friday, everyone!  

 

🙂 Kimberly

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