TSIREKAS FAMILY ROAST
Where's the food?!?
Ah good, someone remembered the drinks.
Host and Petersham's Greek God, David Tsirekas, fetchingly clad in an Urban Food Market t-shirt. Perama serves Urban Food Market's Bultarra Saltbrush Lamb which, in an unofficial taste test conducted in August, came out the winner.
David's sister preparing some salad.
The charming George Tsirekas, David's father, tending to the spit roasted lamb.
Below is a photo of Mr Tsirekas' basting mix, whose secrets he would not reveal to me. However he did give me a handful of the paprika mix with which he coats his lamb cutlets, for an extra delicious kick to my meat.
The crowd starts arriving. Can you recognise anyone?
Fooderati, Reemski, Elliott in the foreground and some unexpected special guests in the background...
Some dips to whet the appetite.
This is my favourite - tarama!
Pickled home grown tomatoes and Greek olives.
At this point I heard a number of guests already discussing the eternal problem of Stomach Pacing. How much of the dips should they eat? Would they find space for dessert?
Meanwhile there was haloumi waiting to be BBQd.
David wielding his tongs
The hardworking Jamie...
Some healthy vegetable options.
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My thanks to David and his family for welcoming us into their home. It was a Sunday BBQ to remember.