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ARCHIVED EVENT (2021) Maria Elia’s Aphrodite Valentine Feasting Menu

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    Aphrodite Valentine Feasting Menu by chef, MARIA ELIA

    Inspired by my Greek heritage and Aphrodite being the Goddess of Love, Maria has created a four course feasting menu for you to finish at home with minimum effort, with choices of with meat or plant based.

    APHRODITE GREEK FEASTING MENU

    £65 for 2 

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    SNACKS

    Moussaka spiced popcorn

    Taramasalata, cucumber, smoked prawns

    Sesame bread

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    PAN FRIED HALLOUMI,

    blood orange, fennel, pistachio, Greek honey 

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    SLOW BRAISED BEEF CHEEK STIFADO,

    Soft feta polenta, Roasted pumpkin, sage, red chilli and Greek yoghurt

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    CARDAMON MAHALEPI

    rose scented roasted rhubarb, baklava nuts

    Allergens:

    This feast contains Crustacean, Fish, Gluten, Sulphites, Dairy, Egg, Nuts and Sesame

    About the Menu

    Maria Elia’s Valentine feasting menu showcases classic Greek Cypriot dishes with an inventive twist using the best local seasonal ingredients available. 

    At the heart of the menu is a rich beef stew (Stifado) flavoured with red wine, bay, cinnamon, tomatoes and Kalamata olives served with a soft feta polenta, decadent yet comforting.

    Pumpkin parcels are ready for the oven baked with sage, butter and a hint of red chilli to accompany the main. 

    A Cypriot favourite Halloumi cheese is ready to be pan fried and drizzled with Greek blossom honey, served with a refreshing blood orange and fennel salad, to start.

    A dessert of Mahalepi – a twist on tradition, like a cross between panna cotta and a set custard infused with cardamom, served with delicately scented rose roasted rhubarb and topped with crushed ‘baklava’ nuts. 

    A selection of snacks is included for you to enjoy with a pre dinner cocktail/aperitif along with homemade Cypriot sesame bread. 

    Inspired by my Greek heritage Maria has created a four course plant based feasting menu for you to finish at home with minimum effort, Aphrodite being the Goddess of Love! 

    £60 for 2

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    SNACKS

    Moussaka spiced popcorn

    Houmous, radishes, 

    Tomato braised okra

    Sesame bread

    PARSNIP ‘SHAWARMA’

    Sunflower tzatziki, pomegranate and cucumber salad

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    WILD MUSHROOM STIFADO,

    Soft polenta, Roasted cauliflower, tahini, preserved lemon and lentils

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    CARDAMON MAHALEPI,

    rose scented roasted rhubarb, baklava nuts

    Allergens:

    This feast contains Gluten, Sulphites, Soy, Nuts and Sesame

    About the Menu

    Maria Elia’s Valentine feasting menu showcases classic Greek Cypriot dishes with an inventive twist using the best local seasonal ingredients available. 

    At the heart of the menu is a rich wild mushroom stew (Stifado) flavoured with red wine, bay, cinnamon, tomatoes and Kalamata olives served with a soft polenta, decadent yet comforting. To accompany roasted cauliflower fragrant with preserved lemon and mint, served with tahini and lentils.

    Shawarma spiced parsnips bursting with flavour is served with a sunflower tzatziki and a vibrant and aromatic pomegranate, cucumber and coriander salad to start

    A dessert of Mahalepi – a twist on tradition, like a cross between panna cotta and a set custard infused with cardamom, served with delicately scented rose roasted rhubarb and topped with crushed ‘baklava’ nuts. 

    A selection of snacks is included for you to enjoy with a pre dinner cocktail/aperitif along with homemade Cypriot sesame bread. 

    Maria Elia: Please send your order along with a contact number, no later than 10am on Tuesday to mariaelia@icloud.com stating the number of dishes and sides you require with your day of preference for collection- Thursday or Friday. Maria’s number if you have any questions, 07970504342. Payment will be via bacs, details of which will be sent on confirmation of your order. 

    If you have any dietary requirements or allergies please let Maria know in advance of ordering.

    DO NOT MISS OUT!

    Last chance to order the Valentines Feasting Menus, for collection on Friday 12th or Saturday 13th February!

    Pre order any of the above by 12 noon Tuesday 9th February via mariaelia@icloud.com or Dm on instagram: @mariaelia9

    Collection address: 

    The Merchant’s Table

    10 Church Street Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 1DH

    @mariaelia9

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