Imagine a dinner party to celebrate Greek culture, cuisine, philosophy and heritage around the world with family, friends, and new friends. This is Greek Dinner Around the World on January 15th.
An idea that was sparked last year by the film Kiveri by Panayloti Yannitsos (@pyannitsos) and a conversation over Twitter with authors Marjory McGinn (@fatgreekodyssey), Mary Platis (@CalGreekGirl), & Peter Minaki (@kalofagas) on how to connect and promote one’s work. In an instant, San Francisco Greek-American poet Katie Aliferis (@KatieA_SF) joined in and from there is history.
Why not have a dinner party with friends around the world and share and promote each other’s creative ventures in books, films, art, cuisine, wine, philosophy, diplomacy, business and entrepreneurial endeavors.
One friend after another from Melbourne to Tokyo to Kazahkstan to Athens to Berlin to Brussels to London to New York to Toronto to Chicago to San Diego, hundreds of people, if not over a thousand, joined to celebrate a love for Greek culture and heritage.
Friends joined by hosting their own dinner party at home, at restaurants, universities with one olive to a full traditional Greek dinner menu. Some talked wine, olive oil, olives, heritage, mythology, diplomacy, business, art, (stolen art), films, and, of course, books. Talented friends joined, shared, promoted each other’s endeavors and connected with new friends. In a year, friendships have been created that uplift the spirits across borders.
Mark your calendars and have a dinner party on Thursday, January 15, 2015 to join the Greek Dinner Around the World to honor your Greek heritage, cultural and connection to Greece.
If you want to organize a dinner and have it promoted – post a comment and share a photo or message. All hosts (who want to be listed) will be listed. Submit your name, city, location (if public) of your dinner, and any other important details.
Follow the dinner party on social media through #GreekDinnerTwitterList on Twitter, Greek Dinner Around the World on Facebook, Instagram, #GreekDinner on Pinterest and Google+. When you are inspired, share, retweet, comment, connect, and engage with other dinner parties and enjoy!
Where is Greek culture in your city, home or heart?
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Greek Dinner Around the World Partners
Australia with Greek Wedding Traditions @GreekWedding Australia with Rene' Tritaris, owner, www.mintlimeblue.com Australia with Dionysis Tritaris, owner, OramaCommunications.com.au @DionysiTritaris New Dehli, India with Nidhi Raghav with Platter Joy Maleas, Greece with Yorgos Koropoulis, Maleas Olive Oil, @MaleasOliveOil Anne Zouroudi, author, Greek detective novels, @annezouroudi Washington, DC with Keri Douglas, 9 Muses News, @keridouglas Washington, DC at Veranda on P RSVP to Aleks firstname.lastname@example.org Washington, DC at Marx's Cafe Rockville, Maryland, Mykonos Grill restaurant Vienna, Virginia, Nostos Restaurant Alexia Warner, Flavor Teaze, @FlavorTeaze & @AlexiaWarner1 New York City, Greek American Girl, @GreekAmGirl Cornelia Gracchi, @corneliagracchi San Francisco, Elizabeth Rynecki, Moshe Rynecki Art Search @erynecki San Francisco, California with poet, Katie Aliferis KatieAliferis.com @KatieA_SF Sacramento, California with Krystina Kalapothakos, Kouzounas Kitchen, @KouzounasKitche San Diego, California with chef and author Mary Platis of California Greek Girl Washington, DC Niko and Oana, The Mediterranean Way Gourmet Market, Dupont Circle, Washington,DC @TheMediWay Global Greek World, everything Greek news, @GGWorldBuy Greek campaign, @BuyGreek Switzerland, Nikolaos Chatziandreou, scientist/cultural heritage, AcropolisofAthens.gr @nchatziandreo Athens, Greece, Dimos and Vicky Chatziandreou @VickyChatziandr Russell Darnley, professor, @maximos62 Terry Douglas, author of Ganymede: A Tale of Middle Eastern Intrigue Chef Jule, The Frenchman's Corner of Fairhope Maria Dimitrakarakou, @dimitrakarakou Kiki Vagianos, The Greek Vegan, @TheGreekVegan Food, Culture & Travel blogger, Banana Wonder, @BananaWonder Alex Pattakos, The OPA Way, @TheOPAWay Cornelia Gracchi, @corneliagracchi Eumelia Organic Farm, @eumeliafarm Diana Moutsopoulos, All Recipes, @dmoutsop Greek American Girl, @GreekAmGirl Elizabeth Rynecki, Moshe Rynecki Art Search @erynecki Cinnamon Stephens, Art Law Firm, @Artantiq Annina and Daniel Wildermuth, children's book author & illustrator Good Greek Housewife, @GreekHousewife Kenton and Jane, Lemon and Olives, @lemonandolives Katina Vaselopulos, @KVaselopulos Effie Delimarkos, @EffieDelimarkos TasteGreece, speciality store, Duesseldorf, Germany Dourakis Winery, Crete, Greece, @dourakiswinery Krystina Kalapothakos,Kouzounas Kitchen, @KouzounasKitche * Mesto Artisan Olive Oil, @Mestooliveoil Smaragda Touloupa, YourGuideInGreece, @smarot Stayla Farm Honey, Evia, Greece, @stayiafarm Mariana Kavroulaki, History of Greek Food, @histofgreekfood Therese Sellers, author of Alpha is for Anthropos, @qerese Hellenic student association, @thegreekglutton Greek family owners, Nostos and Mykonos Grill Yanni Tsapos, wine expert, Dionysis Imports * Sia Aristidou, Greek Weddings & Traditions & Greek Wedding Shop, @SiaAristidou Yorgos Koropoulis, Maleas Olive Oil, @MaleasOliveOi Ekaterina Botziou, author, Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing, @ebotziou Alexia Warner, Flavor Teaze, @FlavorTeaze & @AlexiaWarner1 * Maddie Grigg and friends @maddiegrigg George Mavropoulos, The Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center Tsantali Wines, @TSANTALI_wines GrecoTaste, shop GrecoTaste, @Grecotaste Diana Carey and friends Stella Pierides, author, Feeding the Doves, @stellapierides Nine Live Greece, volunteer cat rescue in Athens, @NineLivesGreece Agia Marina Donkey Rescue, Crete on Facebook Tresor Hotels, Athens, Greece New Wines of Greece, @NewWinesofGreece Anna Aga and Friends Naoussa Wine, @NaoussaWineCity EatGreekFlavors.com Southern Wine Roads @Maria_SWR Athens, Greece with Dimitris Pavlis Chalandri of Greek Olive Products www.elaias-topos.com, @ElaiasTopos Athens, Greece with Grigoris Michallos Aiws and his Paradiso Restaurant Wines of Crete