Easter Sunday: Hare today, gone tomorrow. If you’re anything like us, then you know that Greek Easter is not just any ordinary holiday – it’s a full-on Mediterranean feast! This year, we went all out and created the most spectacular spring tablescape you’ve ever seen. We incorporated beautiful blue and white floral linens, vibrant floral arrangements, and Greek food to make even the Easter Bunny jealous! Of course, we washed it all down with copious amounts of Greek wine, because what’s a celebration without a little bit of indulgence? We are excited to share our Greek Easter with you.
Exploring the Fun and Meaning Behind Greek Easter Celebrations
This Greek Easter is going to be egg-stra special. Greek Easter is usually observed after the Catholic Easter because the Greek Orthodox church follows the Julian calendar to determine the date of this holiday. In contrast, most western countries rely on the Gregorian calendar. Although rare, there are instances where the dates coincide, and both churches celebrate Easter simultaneously.
Set the Mood for Greek Easter with a Gorgeous Spring Color Palette
No bunny loves Greek Easter more than us! We put a lot of effort into creating the perfect ambiance for our Greek Easter celebration. We opted for a beautiful blue and white spring tablescape with pops of magenta. The colorful floral arrangements and delicate tableware added the perfect touch of whimsy and charm to the occasion. We added twinkling fairy lights to the floral arrangements to give the space a warm and inviting glow. All of these details came together to create a truly unforgettable setting for our Greek Easter celebration.
Transform Your Greek Easter Celebration with a Breathtaking Tablescape
Hop into the Easter spirit! We dressed the table with gorgeous blue and white floral linens, which matched the tablesware and glassware perfectly. Each place setting featured blue and white dinner and salad plates. We added matching blue and white cloth napkins and tucked them inside wooden napkin rings. We added blue gorgeous water and goblet glasses. We created a beautiful bouquet of magenta roses and placed them in an acrylic vase. All in all, it was an egg-cellent table setting that really elevated our Easter celebration to the next level.
A Toast to Greek Easter: Greek Wines to Sip and Savor During the Festivities
Greece yourself for a grape time with Greek wine for Greek Easter. Greek wines are the perfect complement to any Greek Easter celebration. Greece is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world, and its winemaking tradition dates back over 4,000 years. With over 300 indigenous grape varieties, Greek wines offer a unique and diverse range of flavors and aromas that reflect the country’s rich history and culture. You’re the wine that I want at Greek Easter. From crisp and refreshing whites like Assyrtiko and Moschofilero, to bold and full-bodied reds like Xinomavro and Agiorgitiko, there’s a Greek wine for every palate.
Pop, fizz, clink! Let’s celebrate with some bubbly pink. We started with the Zafeirakis Prologue Sparkling Rose, a sparking wine from the Zafeirakis winery in central Greece. This sparkling rose is made from a blend of Limniona and Assyrtiko grapes, a rare variety that is only grown in this particular region of Greece. The wine has a beautiful pink hue and a refreshing taste that is both crisp and fruity. The bubbles add an extra dimension to the wine, making it perfect for toasting Greek Easter. This wine pairs perfectly with light appetizers.
Next we served the Mastro Greco Campania white wine to pair with our mains. This wine characterized by its straw-yellow color, delicate aroma of tropical fruits and white flowers, and a pleasant acidity. It is an excellent accompaniment to seafood, pasta dishes, and light meats. It paired nicely with our mains.
So, if you’re looking to add some Greek flair to your Easter celebration, be sure to raise a glass of Greek wine and toast to the festivities!
Taste the Flavors of EasterGreek: Scrumptious Recipes for Your Celebration
Let’s get this spanakoparty started! We whipped up an incredible Mediterranean spread perfect for Greek Easter with pita, hummus, tzatziki, spanakopita, honey and olive oil. This combination of savory and sweet flavors is a staple of Greek cuisine, and it’s perfect for sharing with family and friends. The creamy and tangy tzatziki was the perfect match for the crispy pita bread, while the smooth and nutty hummus added a rich texture to the mix. The spanakopita, was filled with fresh spinach, feta cheese, and herbs, all encased in a golden, flaky pastry. We also served honey and olive oil in dipping bowls to add touch of sweetness to the savory dishes.
This lamb moussaka is baa-rilliant! Moussaka is a classic Greek Easter dish, made with eggplant, potatoes, ground lamb, tomato sauce and béchamel sauce. The eggplant and potatoes are sliced and roasted until tender. The lamb cooked with onions, garlic, and spices. Tomato sauce is added to the lamb and simmered until thick. To assemble the moussaka, a layer of eggplant and potatoes is placed at the bottom of a baking dish, followed by a layer of the ground lamb mixture. Another layer of eggplant and potatoes is added on top, followed by more lamb mixture. The dish is topped with a béchamel sauce and baked. The end result is a hearty, delicious dish that is perfect for Greek Easter.
I can’t help but filo good when I eat baklava. Of course, no Greek Easter celebration would be complete without baklava, a traditional dessert made with layers of flaky pastry, nuts, and honey syrup. For a sweet and salty twist, you can also try adding some chocolate toffee to the dessert platter.
Somebunny loves you. Whether you’re hosting a big Greek Easter feast or just enjoying a quiet dinner with loved ones, there are plenty of ways to incorporate these classic Greek dishes and traditions into your celebration. So break out the blue and white decor, pour yourself a glass of Greek wine, and get ready to savor the flavors of the season. For more Easter ideas, click here and shop Amazon shop for Greek Easter here.
It’s Not about the Bunny; It’s about the Lamb.Ron Millburn
- 3 Medium Eggplants
- 6 Potatoes Peeled
- 1 Onion finely chopped
- 8 Tbsp Olive Oil Divided
- 3 Tsp salt divided
- 2 Lbs Ground Lamb
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 4 Garlic Cloves minced
- 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 4 Tsp Dried Oregano
- 1 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper
- 2 Tsp Salt
- 1 28 Oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
- 2/3 Cup Breadcrumbs
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1 1/3 Cup Flour
- 6 Cups milk
- 2 Cups Greek Yogurt
- 2 Large Egg Yolks
- Preheat oven to 475°F.
- Slice eggplant and potatoes into 1/2 inch rounds and brush with olive oil. Make sure to coat both sides thoroughly.
- Arrange rounds evenly on 3 baking sheets, lined with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle evenly with salt.
- Roast in preheated oven until tender, deeply browned, and charred in spots, about 25 minutes, flipping and unstacking eggplant rounds so they are in an even layer halfway through cook time.
- Remove from oven.
Cook Meat Sauce
- Finely chop onion.
- Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium-high.
- Add onions and let them cook for 3 minutes, and then add lamb and cinnamon stick
- Stir lamb and cook for about 12 minutes
- Add garlic, tomato paste, oregano, and crushed red pepper to pan and cook for 2 minutes.
- Stir in crushed tomatoes and salt.
- Bring to a simmer over medium-high until mixture thickens, about 8 minutes.
- Remove from heat and discard cinnamon stick.
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Add flour and stir for 3 minutes or until mixture starts to bubble.
- Remove from heat and gradually whisk in milk.
- Return pan to heat and cook, stirring continuously, for 6 minutes or until very thick.
- Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper, then whisk in yogurt and egg yolks.
- Line a deep baking dish with parchment paper.
- Layer half the potatoes and eggplant.
- Add the meat sauce.
- Add remaining potatoes and eggplant.
- Add more meat sauce.
- Top with béchamel sauce and smooth with a spatula.
- Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes.
As someone who has never celebrated it before, it was really interesting to learn about the traditions and customs associated with this holiday. I especially enjoyed reading about the colorful red eggs and the traditional lamb dish.
This looks amazing! I love the set up and all the dishes.
This is all so amazing. I’m loving all these ideas and the photos are beautiful. I’ve never celebrated, but this is really neat.
It is neat to learn about Greek Easter celebrations. We have never done any particularly traditional celebrations before, and I like learning about other cultures.
Sounds like it will be a lot of fun. Everything looks amazing.
WOW, everything looks so beautiful! What an interesting way to celebrate Easter, I love seeing how other cultures celebrate Holidays.
LOVE this set up! I am obsessed with those blue glasses I see pictures throughout 😉 I need those for my curio cabinet as I did blue and white dishes in there and these are perfection. You have great taste and this set up is everything!
What a lovely table setting. I love all the blues. I celebrate Easter each year and being a southern girl, we have our traditional foods also. Love this.
I love your Easter tablescape. I didn’t do anything for Easter. I was alone so I didn’t have anything planned.
These are amazing settings for such Greek easter festivity! Everything looks great and mesmerizing! Plus that lamb dish looks incredibly delicious! Loved it!
What a wonderful way to celebrate Greek Easter, and I just can’t get over that floral centerpiece in the first shot, the colors and textures are so pretty!
The recipe sounds special. I love a good way to use eggplant too!