6 tips to create your own Moreish Mezze Meals
There’s something so cheerful and festive about mezze-style spreads.
You share, dish and chat intimately around small plates. And small plates don’t mean less food. Rather, they mean more variety, more taste and flavours, lighter selections, and more fun ways to pair dishes.
(Mezze dining usually refers to small plates, with a variety of breads, dips, salads and other tasty pairings).
Here are 6 tips to pull together your own mezze meal:
1. Bread is at the HEART of your mezze experience. Pair dips like hummus with oven-fresh bread like pita or lavash bread (even gluten-free bread works well).
2. Aubergines make for great small-plate options. Like aubergine chips, or smoked or grilled aubergine (try it with feta, garlic and parsley), or even a smoky aubergine dip.
3. It’s all about FRESH produce: Fresh tomatoes, cucumber and basil provide that wholesome mezze experience. (Our salad dishes come straight from our garden, as the seasons dictate).
4. When it comes to cheese, feta is your cheese of choice. It works well on its own, or roasted, or as a marinated herb feta.
5. As for the meat portion, lamb kofta (lamb mince) pairs perfectly with pita bread. Or chicken breasts (tossed in lemon juice and olive oil) work well with aubergine dip or whipped feta.
6. Or try a small plate of seafood: Mussels in a home-made tomato sauce are a lovely addition.
Our Black Oystercatcher Kitchen will create mezze dining selections to fill our Long Table during the Harvest Celebration.
And they’ll be perfectly paired with our ‘on tap’ white and red wine.
To book your spot at our Long Table Harvest Celebration, click below:
Now we travel a little bit east from De Mond, along the coast, to the small town of Arniston (or Waenhuiskrans).
Sure, we make wine at the Black Oystercatcher (and hopefully really great wine)…
The Black Oystercatcher bird features in the 2019 Birds of Southern Africa calendar.
Relax and unwind with the perfect country getaway
Breathe in the fresh air, savour our wonderful fresh herb and vegetable garden (you can even pick them to spice up your meals) and enjoy the beautiful views over the Elim area (with a glass of wine of course) at our self-catering Bredasdorp accommodation. Find out more.