On Wednesday, July 29, twenty-two UUCW members and friends joined together for out very first Virtual Gourmet Dinner! The dinner, which was distributed outdoors at the church hours before the 6 pm start on ZOOM, included delicious avgolemono soup (Chicken Broth, Lemon, Egg, Spinach), tender lahanodolmathes (rice & pork stuffed cabbage Leaves, tomato broth, and mint), savory lemon & oregano roasted chicken leg, orzo salad, and tzatziki sauce. All of it made compete with delectable loukoumádes (fried pastry , ctrus honey, and cinnamon. The chef was sensitive to offer gluten-free portions of the dinner and vegetarian options for those who desired an alternative.
Participants were then treated to a virtual tour hosted by sommelier & historian Manuel Gonzales of areas of the Mediterranean which produced the wines that were also offered.
Brian Keyo updated members and friends on Facebook with the following: “Enjoyed a delicious four course Greek dinner last night that doubled as a fundraiser for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, UUCW. Thank you chef Tim Russo, bon vivant Ed Russo, owner of Lock 50 and Russo’s, and Joe Giacobbe for planning, preparing and plating the courses. Thanks to sommelier/historian Manuel Gonzales! Also to my wife Rachel and Parson Payson for organizing and getting the word out. Thanks to everyone for joining us, virtually!”
Special thanks to Rachel and Brian Keyo for their efforts in helping to coordinate the event. We look forward to the next opportunity to dine together!