Saturday, June 26, 2010

Blogger Dinner at Vlora

On a beautiful Friday evening in Boston, a group of Boston blogger + 1 special guest got together at Vlora for an evening of delicious food and great conversation. IMG_0138

However, my first stop of the night was to meet up with our special guest…Erica from Itzy’s Kitchen!! She was up in the area visiting some family, and we decided to meet up so we’d only have to drive 1 car into the city.

I was SO excited to finally meet Erica in person! We’ve been ‘blog friends’ for a while now so it felt great to finally chat in person. She’s just as nice and sweet as she seems on her blog :)

We made good time and arrived at Vlora with some time to spare. It really was a perfect night in Boston..warm and breezy.


While we waited at the bar I ordered a glass of Prosecco.


We were lucky, because the girls from We Are Not Martha arranged for us to try a variety of their Appetizers.


First we started with warm crusty bread and olive oil and olives.


Then came the deliciousness…

Arancini Siciliani - italian rice balls, mushroom & feta filling, fresh tomato & mint sauce


delicious, I’m always up for arancini…little crispy balls of risotto heaven.

Watermelon and Feta Tidbit - olive oil, balsamic vinegar, parsley


I first had the watermelon/feta combo on the Vineyard last summer and it was love at first bite. The salty feta is the perfect compliment for crisp, juicy, sweet watermelon.

Grilled Octopus - tomato, cucumber


Yep, this was my first time trying Octopus… It was good! I don’t think I can get past the psychological part of knowing I’m eating octopus but it was kind of like a firm tuna. I thought it would be tough, but it’s not.

Trio of Pies - spinach & feta, yogurt, tomato & onion


Mmmm I only tried one of the pies but it was delicious!

My first plate of tastes…


Elizabeth, Chels, Susie


After all the tasting, I was still a little hungry so I ordered the…

Vegetarian Moussaka - layered medley of eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, potato, swiss cheese, tomato, served with garlic yogurt and cucumber sauce


Yummmmmmmmmm basically delicious vegetables in a little pool of a warm tzatziki sauce

Erica got an awesome looking Greek Salad.


Erica and I! So great to hang out last night!!


She even brought me a little gift…Almond Butter from Idylwilde Farms and some candied Pecans from South Carolina! Both are delectable.


I had such a great night with you girls! Hope we can get together again soon :)


Other girls of the night were: Coleen and her sister Meg , Naomi, Alicia, and Meghan

Off to a wedding soon!! Should be a beautiful night :)

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  1. awww thank you :) It was so great to meet you- I had a blast just chatting away. Hope the wedding is fun.

  2. watermelon and feta? sounds like a delicious combo!

  3. What a fun time you ladies had.

  4. Mmm, everything looks so yummy and I'm jealous you got to meet Erica!

  5. so nice meeting you!! we need to do this more often!!

  6. As I told Naomi already - I want in next time! :)

  7. The melon and feta actually sounds really great. What a neat combo!

    Enjoy the wedding :D

  8. I loved seeing everyone's recap of your get together! looks like a lot of fuN!

  9. so bummed I missed this!! :( next time!