Food and food themes are some of my favorite starting points for entertaining. Cinco de Mayo is all about Mexican dishes, a pizza party gives you reason to try new variations, an Asian theme takes you to the Orient, and a chili cook-off with a chili bar is a great way to get friends involved in the fun. Whenever I host a dinner party I can spend weeks pouring over recipes to put together the perfect combination of flavors, textures, and colors.
This Greek themed dinner party is all about the flavors of the Mediterranean. I incorporate a modern twist on traditional favorites like spanakopita and baklava, and I used classic ingredients like olives, lamb, feta, nuts, and artichokes to round out the menu. The table setting is inspired by the blue waters surrounding Greece, and the white stucco walls of it’s architectural landscape. Check out these photo highlights and then get more details in my article for Celebrations here.