For my wedding we're planning to have the DJ play a recording of "Zorba's Dance" by the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. Have you heard it?
There are several variations on the dance steps that go along with the song, but Jess and I decided to learn a basic routine we could perform for all our family and friends at my wedding. Then we'll pull everyone up on the dance floor and party Greek style!
While we practiced the steps, we nibbled on a few Greek inspired goodies.
These Greek salad kabobs were delicious and very simple to make. Just layer cucumber, feta cheese, red cherry tomatoes, sweet white onion, and kalamata olives on a skewer, and drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.
We couldn't find any Greek wine at Trader Joe's, so we settled on Italian. Any reccomendations on a good bottle of Greek wine for next time?
Here's a clip of the famous scene from the 1964 film Zorba the Greek, where Basil (Alan Bates) asks Zorba (Anthony Quinn) to teach him to dance. It's not quite the version Jess and I will do, but it's similar.
We plan to practice at the Greek festival next month, and we'll be sure to take you along with us. Until then, Opa!
~ Nel ~