With Halloween approaching, everyone is looking for the perfect catering for their celebrations. Halloween has been a tradition in this country for a long time and has become just as much of a melting pot of ideas as the city of New York itself. By blending the incredible flavors of the Mediterranean with the spooky season, we can create a unique experience for our guests this upcoming season with the fun surprise of the perfect Mediterranean food ideas for Halloween.
Anixi, the newest member of the City Roots Hospitality family, has been wowing audiences all around New York by preparing inclusive, delectable Mediterranean food in a way that has never been done before! Our chefs are happy to present their veganized interpretation of traditional Greek, Turkish, Syrian, and Lebanese cuisine utilizing ingredients obtained locally and from around the world.
Vegan Mediterranean Flavors with Halloween Fun
As we move into fall, people all over the country begin to plan their spooky gatherings and festive meals. Pumpkin spices and candy corn may be the first thing you think of, but there are so many more flavors to choose from. Enter the vibrant and diverse realm of Mediterranean cuisine, where tastes, colors, and textures can add to the atmosphere of your Halloween menu. When you incorporate Mediterranean elements into your menu this year, you can create an enchanting fusion of comfort foods and fun that perfectly blends the holiday with good food.
A Hauntingly Delicious Mezze Spread
One should always begin a spread with appetizers that tantalize the taste buds and set the night’s tone. Instead of the traditional chips and dip, why not try a Mediterranean Mezze spread? You could start with our classic Taramasalata, which is a creamy dip of lemon infused yogurt, orange seaweed caviar, red onions, evoo, and sumac. Add a dab of black food coloring to create a bewitching dip.
Or why not try our Fire Roasted Eggplant dip and choose a spine-chilling serving dish like hollowed-out pumpkins? The tahini, mint, pomegranate seeds, and molasses make for a smokey, delicious start to your get-together.
Ghoulishly Great Entrées for Halloween Gatherings
For the main course, Mediterranean cuisine offers a myriad of delicious options to fit a Halloween theme. You could consider a Grilled Chick’n Shish Kabob; the turmeric and coriander-infused “chick’n” is both bursting with flavor and vibrant–perfect for any Halloween spread. The fantastic thing about turmeric is its warm orange color that goes well with any fall theme.
Or why not try a Tomato Moussaka, a hearty, delicious dish with layers of roasted eggplant, tomato-braised “beef” and potatoes? The creamy béchamel sauce on top can even be artistically drawn in the shape of ghostly apparitions.
Falling back on hearty, filling Mediterranean cuisine during fall will never steer you or your guests wrong!
Spooky Sweet and Dessert Delights
No celebration is ever complete without a sweet ending. When crafting deserts at home, taking a Mediterranean classic and infusing it with pumpkin is the way to go. You could try a Pumpkin Baklava that marries the flaky layers of phyllo dough with a spiced pumpkin filling. Drizzle it with a rich cinnamon and honey syrup that ties in the flavors of fall. Or perhaps try our Rose Malabi; its delectable red hues are perfect for a spooky gathering, setting a haunting end to your delicious meal.
Catering an Unforgettable Halloween Feast
Blending cultures with traditional holidays is a way for your gathering to stand out and be memorable for your guests for years to come. Remember that the key to a successful fusion is in the creativity and touch of magic that you can bring. This Halloween, venture beyond what your guests might expect and create a Mediterranean delight that meets with the spookiness of Halloween. Or step into Anixi’s new restaurant to see exactly what kind of possibilities await you!