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We Celebrate Summer With A Truly International Delicacy, Greek Moussaka

Updated: Jun 23, 2022

Dear friends,

Next week (week of June 27), I have something special for you. A truly international delicacy. The Greek moussaka with béchamel sauce.

Moussaka (or musaka, or musakka) is a delicious "meat and vegetable stew" made from finely sliced aubergine [eggplant], ground beef or lamb and tomatoes, and baked in an oven.

Moussaka's origins goes back to Middle East of Ottoman times. Versions of moussaka is common across the Middle East, Turkey, Greece and much of eastern Europe (Romania, Bulgaria and former Yugoslavia).

In 1920, Nikos Tselementes, a Constantinople-born and France-educated Greek chef decided to Europeanize the Turkish-Ottoman influenced Greek cuisine. He added French béchamel sauce to the Turkish moussaka. With that, the Greek moussaka, as we know this delicacy today, was born.

Greek moussaka is an interesting mix of different cultures, influences, and styles. And yet, it has come to represent the epitome of Greek cooking. This is what we shall be serving next week.

We invite you to experience our summer ketogenic menu next week (week of June 27) featuring internationally celebrated culinary marvels.

Please follow the link to check out the full menu for next week (the week of June 27) and place your online order: Bon Appétit

Chef Janine


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