Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Role of Meals in Greek History

Dining in Greece isn’t just a time to get together for a meal - it’s an experience!  And at Ziziki's - it doesn't get more authentic - both the Greek cuisine and the Greek atmosphere. Opa!

The cornerstone of Greek cuisine is large dinners shared between friends and family alike.

This spirit transcends the delicious breads, meats and vegetables - it embodies the true essence of what it means to be Greek. In Greece, how food is prepared is nearly as much as a conversation as what’s shared over dinner. It’s not unusual to hear multiple strong opinions on how to prepare various meats and what ingredients add the most flavor!

Everyone, from the local market to the coastal fishermen, all have great suggestions and experience.

It’s part of the reason that Greek culture embodies so many distinct different dishes and options. Greece is a very difficult place to grow crops and produce yet ironically food is nearly a full-blown obsession.

So how did Greek dishes become so well-known with poor agriculture and so many options? Simply put, because meals in Greece are more than just meals. Grecians work hard throughout the day, perfecting their crafts up until its time to come together and share memories. The Greek obsession with food is little about food, it’s about family. 

Greek food is based on a simple, balance meal using a large portion of either lamb, fish or chicken, delicate cheeses, fresh tomatoes and vegetables all accented by a delicious and soft glass of wine.

Join our family and dine with your friends for a true Greek cuisine experience!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Greek Salads - Diverse and Delicious

Greek salads are as diverse and delicious as Greek wines. Salads are often eaten alongside the main dishes and rarely contain lettuce - instead, Greek salads are garnishes with beans, olives, dressings and fresh vegetables. So eat like a Greek native and enjoy some of these hearty Mediterranean salads.

Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken Some delicious chicken accented with fresh broccoli and tomatoes, chopped into small pieces, makes for a hearty Greek salad. Enjoy this dish with pita bread and hummus.

Smokey Eggplant Grilled Salad - Have you ever tasted grilled eggplant? It’s delicious! The mellow taste of eggplant is balanced by smokey paprika, vinegar and a light dressing.

Chickpea Salad - Add to the Mediterranean flavor of a Greek salad by adding chickpeas and ranch to a lettuce-less salad. If ranch isn’t your choice, this salad is just as tasty with a tangy vinaigrette.

Other great treats to try alongside Greek salads are baked parmesan tomato slices.

Feel free to step outside your comfort zone when experimenting with Mediterranean salads and open your tastebuds to the delicious salads made without lettuce. Stop by and give our Greek salads a taste for a truly authentic taste of Greece cuisine.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Celebrate Dad With Dallas Best Mediterannean Brunch

Father's Day is this Sunday - the 16th of May! Treat your Dad to an extra special event this Father's Day: The ritual of Ziziki's!  Bring the family and celebrate Dad at all three Ziziki's locations with Dallas' best Sunday Brunch.
Father's Day Brunch Event 2013 
You'll begin by enjoying a complimentary glass of champagne or a Mimosa. Then, choose from a flavorful selection of your favorite Ziziki's Greek cuisine items: Spanakopita, Dolmades, Mediterranean Salad, Greek Island Chicken, or Rigatoni with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce.

Plus these signature brunch items will be featured... 
  • Mediterranean Shrimp 
  • House Smoked Salmon with Bagels & Herbed Cream Cheese 
  • Buttermilk Pancakes with Honey Cinnamon Syrup 
  • Greek Scrambled Eggs with Feta Cheese & Basil 
  • Roasted Leg of Lamb with Red Wine Sauce 
  • Ya Ya Katina's Baklava

3 seatings at 11am, 12:30pm & 2pm 
$24.95 per person

Reservations accepted for any size party.  Ziziki's regular dinner menu will also be offered. 

Celebrate DAD! OPA! 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Ziziki's Nominated Best Brunch in Dallas

We're in it to win it! We are proud to announce that we have once again been nominated for WFAA-List Best of Dallas and CityVoter's Best Brunch.

With Dallas award-winning brunch - and best Greek and Mediterranean fare - we know we can win it if you help us get the word out. We've been runner up SEVERAL years in a row now - and we know - 2013 is our year to Win!

Help us if you will - win DALLAS BEST BRUNCH on WFAA-List Best of Dallas!

Click here to vote for us on WFAA-List Best of Dallas!