Doing a bit of research for a future column, I recently went to the First Birthday Celebrations of Greekalicious - a Greek cooking school. We were served up spoons of Slow Cooked Greek Style Lamb with Sea Urchin Tzatziki (as photographed above).
We also ate countless oysters - they were called Oysters with an Ouzo Spiked Tangy Dressing, and they looked like this:
They were really good, and new to me, having only had oysters doused in Vodka before. We ate a lot of them as those trays kept coming around, and most of the crowd were PR types who don't eat, wear short skirts and skyscraper heels. Ah such is life, more for the people who eat more than tissues I say. We also drank Wild Oats (winner of that sailing race) wines - they're nothing to write home about.
The school is the brain child of Maria Benardis, who loves contemporary Greek cooking (ie the food they are eating in Greece right now) and wants to popularise it here - a worthy goal I think. We're off to one of her classes in coming weeks, to see what it's all about.