PASCHA @ Omega Ouzeri

April 27, 2016

cracking-eggs[1]Celebrate Greek Easter with us this Sunday

Pre-Fixe Menu – 4 Courses, $45 pp

For Reservations – (206) 257-4515

1st Course

Taramosalata & Tzatziki with pita

2nd Course

Grilled Octopus & Greek salad

3rd Course

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder & oregano lemon roasted potatoes

4th Course

Chocolate Baklava

*The game of cracking— or “tsougrisma” as the Greeks call it symbolizes the breaking open of the tomb and Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The custom takes place after the Resurrection (on Easter Saturday at midnight or the following day during the Easter feasts). Two people compete by holding their respective egg in their hand and tapping at each other’s egg. The goal is to crack the other player’s egg. The winner, then, uses the same end of the egg to tap the other, non cracked end of the opponent’s egg. The “winner” is the one, whose egg will crack the eggs of all the other players.