Its time to revisit an easy appetizer to pair with wine, the sharable classic, Mezze
Savvy match: Mezze brings various flavors and textures from salty olives and feta, smoky baba ghanoush, to spicy kebabs and meatballs. Pick some of your favorites and pair them with a bright, fresh white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc. The bright acidity of the wine can soften the garlic and compliment the creamy texture of dips like hummus, while its herbal nature works with the aromatic herbs and vegetables in the dish.
People are always asking me for advice on party planning. If you want a great menu that is delicious and crowd-pleasing — I suggest going to the Mediterranean, specifically Greece. A tradition is a big part of dining in the Mediterranean and the Middle East they call Mezze. The Mezze is meant to be shared as an appetizer course or light meal and one of our favorite ways to eat. Spread your table with olives, dolmas, dips like hummus, and baba ghanoush served with grilled pita, grilled fish, marinated artichokes, vegetable salads, tabbouleh, cheeses, like mizithra or feta, kebabs of chicken, lamb, or meatballs.